Top 10 stories and events of 2022

The International Space Station, ground-breaking research, prestigious awards...and several remarkable achievements are the highlights of our year. Here is our Top 10 list of our biggest stories and events of 2022. None of these achievements would have been possible without the collaboration of the close-knit and dedicated teams at The Children’s and its Foundation.

Thank you for your support. In 2023, together, we will continue going from success to success. Happy New Year!

Top 10 stories and events of 2022

  1. The Children's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit was one of the first in Quebec to admit adult patients with COVID-19 at the height of the pandemic.

  2. Le SPOT Montréal, a specialized mental health center for adolescents in suicidal crisis, a first in Quebec, opened in March.

  3. Charlotte Cardin, the extremely popular singer-songwriter, became an ambassador for The Children's Foundation and will support our fundraising efforts.

  4. In April, Children's Foundation board member Mark Pathy blasted off to the International Space Station, where he participated in research on sleep and complex pain for two prominent Children's researchers.

  5. The popular Bal des Tannants for The Children's returned after a two-year absence due to the pandemic.

  6. P.K. Subban, our beloved spokesperson and Foundation ambassador receives the Clancy Trophy for his leadership and significant humanitarian contribution to his community.

  7. A multi-year collaboration between The Children’s ophthalmologist Dr. Robert K. Koonekoop, Director of the Opthamology Service at The Children’s and the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM) discover the genetic cause of childhood blindness.

  8. Our researchers test the use of wireless vital sign monitors on tiny newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

  9. The Women’s Health Mission of the MUHC and its partners in the Cree and Inuit communities implemented measures to ensure better cultural safety for women with high-risk pregnancies from Indigenous communities in northern Quebec.

  10. The intermediate Complexity Coordination and Navigation (I-CCAN) Service, which helps young patients with complex needs, receives an honourable mention at the prestigious Prix d'excellence 2022 du réseau de la santé et des services sociaux in the Service Integration category.