The Innovation Fund in Children’s Palliative Care Research

The Innovation Fund in Children’s Palliative Care Research offers family funds a new way to support pediatric palliative care research.The fund will support grant writing, program/evaluation development, LOI’s, related educational activities and seed grants for innovative clinical and basic science research in the following areas related to palliative care - communication; family centred care; end of life care; interprofessional practice; pain and symptom management; instrument development; program/systems evaluation; educational workshops/conferences; grief and bereavement and legacy making. Any health care professional, volunteer or team (in hospital and/or community) including members of TRAC-PG are eligible to submit a proposal for review by a decision making committee. All potentially life limiting children's illnesses will be considered. The deadline for submission is August 15, 2008 and for information please contact

The Sasha Bella Fund will contribute an annual gift of up to $5000.00 over 5 years and we are honored to have been invited to sit on the research selection committee.

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