Champion of Care

The most special way to say thank you.

Champion of Care Pin

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 dedication and compassion while providing extraordinary care to you or your loved ones.

When a Champion of Care donation is made, members of the Foundation team present a pin of recognition to your Champion in front of their peers and read out your message of gratitude, explaining why you chose to honour them as a Champion.  These presentations are coordinated with department managers to surprise and honour these exceptional team members for their passion and commitment to patient care.

The message you provide will also be shared with their colleagues, supervisors and senior team to share the pride in this special recognition, and with your permission we will also share your message and story to recognize the outstanding caregivers of QCH publicly. Your gift not only shows your appreciation, it goes directly back to patient care and puts the necessary tools in the hands of our caregivers.

By making a donation in honour of your Champion of Care, you are making a wonderful gesture that lets your Champion know how much they are appreciated.


For any inquiries on the Champion of Care program or to make a donation by telephone, please contact Sara Prendergast, Donor Relations Associate at or 613-721-4700 ext. 1061.

Aaron Hamilton, Environmental Services

Aaron, one of our wonderful Environmental Services team members at QCH, recently went above and beyond helping some visitors at our hospital. Kathryn, one of the visitors, was so grateful for his help that she chose to recognize him as a Champion of Care and make a donation to QCH in his honour.

She shared the following message with Aaron and our QCH Foundation team:

“You were working maintaining the floors on C4… we were very disoriented in trying to find our way to the Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit. When I asked you for directions, you were quick to volunteer to take us to the correct place to find our destination. An organization runs not only on its major accomplishments, but also on the day-to-day ones, such as the one you offered to us, which makes an organization, especially a hospital, a welcoming environment.

We wanted to do something to recognize how much we appreciated your efforts and your engaging conversation as we found our way. You are an excellent representative for QCH staff and deserve to be recognized for your role as a Champion of Care. We trust that your personnel record will show that your extra effort has contributed to QCH not only as a medical organization, but also as a people-centered place.”

Congratulations Aaron on your well deserved Champion of Care nomination, and thank you Kathryn for your generous donation and leaving this amazing message for Aaron and our team. We are so proud of the QCH culture and we are glad to hear of this wonderful experience.