Champion of Care

The most special way to say thank you. At Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH), you have the opportunity to recognize and show appreciation when a QCH team member has provided exceptional care by making donation in honour of the care received. A Champion of Care is an individual, team or department that has displayed the utmost […]


Now more than ever our hospital needs you. Your thoughtful contributions enable us to treat our patients with the best care — during natural disasters, accidents, acute and long-term illnesses and now for the COVID-19 virus. Your support will ensure our healthcare teams continue to have the equipment and tools they need to care for […]


Tens of thousands of patients rely on Queensway Carleton Hospital’s surgical teams each year, from simple diagnostic procedures to life-saving emergency care. With one of Ottawa’s busiest emergency departments and our regionally renowned Total Joint Assessment Clinic (TJAC), our services are in demand now, more than ever. To ensure we meet this growing need, and […]

Women In Philanthropy

Women In Philanthropy at Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation brings together like-minded women who want to help transform healthcare for Ottawa and our region. Collectively, Women In Philanthropy members will invest in advanced programs and services at Queensway Carleton Hospital that respond to our community’s most pressing healthcare challenges. Advance Healthcare Together  Women In Philanthropy members pool […]

11-year-old Julia raises $2,600 for QCH Foundation

During the first month of the pandemic last year, Julia, only 10 years old at the time, watched her parents, owners of Poco Pazzo, donate hot meals to our Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH) team. Her parents wanted to support healthcare workers at QCH as they battled COVID-19 on the frontlines.

While Julia was at home during the pandemic, she wondered, ‘how could I make a difference?’

Inspired by her parents generosity, she came up with the idea to create and sell handmade bracelets, to help raise urgently needed funds for QCH.

“My dad and my three siblings would go to work and I would just make bracelets, so I came up with the idea to help people… I wanted to raise money for them (the QCH team) to get masks and other things like that,” Julia explains.

Julia’s handwritten thank you cards to her supporters.

What was originally a hobby of Julia’s, turned into a fundraising initiative that raised more than she could have ever imagined.

With her incredible efforts, Julia raised an amazing $2,611 for QCH Foundation.

Although only a fourth grader at the time, Julia recognized the important work of our frontline healthcare team, and was determined to support them. This was her special way of saying thank you to our team for all that they do to protect us from COVID-19.

Julia proudly presenting her cheque to QCH Foundation.

“They are just extremely awesome for helping all those people and I am super proud of them, and they deserve everything for helping everyone,” says Julia.

The QCH Foundation team are incredibly grateful for Julia’s giving spirit, and inspired by this young entrepreneur and philanthropist’s drive to support our hospital. Julia’s message to our community rings true – that no matter who you are, how old you are, or how you help, you can make a huge difference for our hospital:

“Anyone can make a difference. Any kids can make a difference. I did not know that my bracelet company would come this far. The littlest thing can make a difference,” Julia adds.

This wonderful gift will help ensure that our healthcare team have the tools and equipment they need to ensure that QCH can continue to provide the highest level of care possible to all those needing access to our services during COVID-19 and beyond.

Thank you Julia – we are so grateful for your support! 

Julia’s bracelets and a couple furry friends sporting their purchase in support of QCH Foundation.