Thank you to all of our 2016 Dzherelo Walkathon donors!

A big thank you goes out to all of our donors for supporting the Dzherelo Children’s Rehabilitation Centre through the 2016 Scotiabank Charity Challenge! On October 16, 2016, Friends of Dzherelo Team participated in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront 5k Walk, raising funds for Children of Chornobyl Canadian Fund – Dzherelo Children’s Rehabilitation Centre. Donations are still being accepted until October 31, 2016. Please help us to walk confidently towards our goal – raising $20,000 for the Centre that already helped more than 5,000 children and youth with disabilities. "Not all of us can do great…continue reading →

On October 16, 2016: Help support Dzherelo through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge

On October 16, 2016, Friends of Dzherelo Team will be participating in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront 5k Walk while raising funds for Children of Chornobyl Canadian Fund – Dzherelo Children’s Rehabilitation Centre. Please help us to walk confidently towards our goal – raising $20,000 for the Centre that already helped more than 5,000 children and youth with disabilities. "Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love" – Mother Teresa Let's make an impact together! Your support is greatly appreciated! THANK YOU! Pledges of $20 and more will receive…continue reading →

The Power of a Smile: How Queen’s prepared me for a role at Dzherelo Children’s Rehabilitation Centre

This article is definitely worth a read. Written by Natalie Langstaff from the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen's University, this inspiring article describes Natalie's experiences while working at the Dzherelo Children's Rehabilitation Centre in Kyiv, and how her education at Queen's University prepared her for a challenging and rewarding role as a Physiotherapy Consultant. Read the full article on the Queen's University blog below: "The Power of a Smile: How Queen's prepared me for a role at Dzherelo Children's Rehabilitation Centre" by Natalie Langstaff »continue reading →

Updates from the Ukraine Paediatric Fellowship Program

We have some incredible updates for you and CCCF from the Ukraine Paediatric Fellowship Program! In April, we welcomed back to SickKids Dr. Yuriy Kolivoshko, a paediatric general surgeon from the Lviv City Children’s Clinical Hospital, for a year-long fellowship with our world-renowned Division of General and Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Kolivoshko participated as an observer in December 2014. More updates on the Program can be found here: Ukraine Paediatric Fellowship Program Update » In May, we hosted Dr. Dymtro Kvit, Physician-in-Chief at Lviv City Children’s Clinical Hospital, at SickKids for a week-long visit to…continue reading →

SickKids / Ukraine Paediatric Fellowship Program Newsletter 2015

The Ukraine Paediatric Fellowship Program 2015 Impact Report newsletter is now available for download. Program Impact since 2013: 433% increase in epilepsy patient referrals from specialists in Ukraine; 8 Fellows trained; 5 advisory trips completed; 8 Fellows selected for training in 2015/16. Ukraine_Paediatric_Fellowship_Program_Newsletter_2015.pdfcontinue reading →

CCCF Funds Canadian Physiotherapy Team for Dzerelo Centre in Lviv, Ukraine

The Children of Chornobyl Canadian Fund (CCCF) is supporting the work of Canadian physiotherapist Natalie Longstaff at the Dzherelo Children’s Rehabilitation Centre in Lviv, Ukraine. Natalie will be publishing an online diary of her experiences during this project which you can follow at: TheTravelingPhysiotherapist.wordpress.com »continue reading →
Ukraine Paediatric Fellowship Program Educational Evening and Discussion Panel

Ukraine Paediatric Fellowship Program Educational Evening and Discussion Panel

Please join us for an educational evening and panel discussion with the Ukraine Paediatric Fellowship Program. The Ukraine Paediatric Fellowship Program launched in 2013 as a partnership program with Children of Chornobyl Canadian Fund, SickKids and the Ukrainian Canadian Congress to foster an exchange of information, expertise and talent to improve child health in Ukraine. Oksana Kawun, Chair, Children of Chornobyl Canadian Fund will be the moderator for the evening and the panelists include: Dr. Myroslava Romach, Medical Director & CCCF Board Member Dr. James Rutka, Program Director & Neurosurgeon at SickKids Fellows…continue reading →
On April 30, CCCF Remembers the 1986 Chornobyl Nuclear Disaster

On April 30, CCCF Remembers the 1986 Chornobyl Nuclear Disaster

26th of April – the day of remembrance for the victims of the world’s worst nuclear accident. On April 26, 1986, reactor at the nuclear plant exploded and caught fire after the safety test went wrong. This is our memory – a very difficult memory. For more than 25 years CCCF has been helping the victims of Chornobyl disaster, sending medical aid to Ukrainian hospitals, providing funds for the purchase of specialized medical equipment, and assisting physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of Chornobyl related diseases.continue reading →

SickKids / Ukraine Paediatric Fellowship Program Newsletter 2014

The Ukraine Paediatric Fellowship Program 2014 Impact Report newsletter is now available for download. Impact by the Numbers: 4 Fellows trained; 4 Fellows set to start training; 3 advisory trips completed; 3 children treated with callosotomy for severe, intractable epilepsy in Kyiv; 10 children treated with new brain tumour surgery techniques in Lviv; 70 children per year set to benefit from surgery with new neurosurgical endoscope. Ukraine_Paediatric_Fellowship_Program_Newsletter_2014.pdfcontinue reading →
CCCF Members Contribute their Expertise to Medical Mission in Ukraine, November 2014

CCCF Members Contribute their Expertise to Medical Mission in Ukraine, November 2014

Dr. Ulana Kawun (Medical Advisory Committee), Renata Roman (Co-President) and Krystina Waler (Director) travelled to Ukraine as part of the 25 member medical team organized by the Canada Ukraine Foundation, in partnership with Operation Rainbow. In collaboration with the rest of the team, each in her field of expertise, actively and significantly, contributed to the success of the mission. The medical team leaders for this mission were Dr. Oleh Antonyshyn from Toronto and Dr. Kimit Rai from Vancouver. The mission focused on post-traumatic and acute trauma surgeries for victims from Euromaidan demonstrations, as…continue reading →