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Expanded drug coverage will be good for kids
The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre are encouraged by the Government’s commitment today to ensuring more children and you...
Public Service Announcement: Family Day one of busiest days of the year in CHEO Emergency Department

On the Family Day long weekend, CHEO wishes to remind the community that this can be one of our busiest weekends in the Emergency Department. For families who are unable to wait until Tu...

Happy Family Day

For some of us, family is our blood relatives. For others, it’s the friends and people who stand with us through everything. Families come in all shapes and sizes, from all walks...

Forbes ranks CHEO as Canada’s No. 1 health-care employer, again

For the second year running, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) is ranked No. 1 among health-care and social-sector employers, moving into the Top 10 at position 10...

We are all Muslim today: Message from CHEO - OCTC’S President and CEO

Like you, I was shocked by the horrific murder of innocent Canadians last night in Quebec City. Such brutality is always sickening. But hate crimes are more than ugly acts of random vio...

New community pediatric model launched in Vanier

The founder of community social pediatrics in Canada, Dr. Gilles Julien, and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau visited the Vanier Community Service Centre (Vanier CSC) today to celebrate the ...

CHEO – OCTC named one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario – Children’s Treatment Centre (CHEO – OCTC) is proud to be named one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultur...

Ottawa hospitals lead awards for life-saving organ donations

Five Ottawa hospitals are being recognized by Trillium Gift of Life Network for their life-saving organ donation work — the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Hos...

CHEO’s Syrian refugee response now an online toolkit

Syrian and Congolese families joined a celebration at CHEO – OCTC today to officially launch — an online toolkit funded by the Government of Canada f...

Canada-specific Lancet Countdown Policy Brief with health and climate change data launched

The Canadian Public Health Association and Lancet Countdown launched Lancet Countdown Policy Brief: Canada in 2017 at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario today, presenting s...

CHEO Emergency volumes 15% higher than normal

The number of visits to the Emergency Department at CHEO is 15% higher this October than for the same period last year.


CHEO launches next step in its digital transformation

On October 21, a new patient health information system designed to improve care and safety will be turned on at CHEO. It’s a major step in consolidating patient health records, wh...

CHEO – OCTC celebrates new Smilezone at its school for children with special needs

CHEO – OCTC celebrated the grand opening of its newly renovated educational and learning areas in the OCTC School, which serves medically complex and technologically dependent stu...

Macadamian and CHEO partner to develop voice-enabled app to help youth with diabetes

A new partnership between Macadamian Technologies and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario – Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre (CHEO – OCTC) is developing ...

Complex care clinic for kids a first in northern Ontario

CHEO expertise coordinates with Timmins care providers to improve care for most vulnerable children and their families.


Get engaged in your care! Help CHEO – OCTC develop a new engagement framework

As one organization, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre (OCTC) are looking for advice from children, youth and fami...

Partial CHEO-OCTC slowdown August 8-11

While you can get urgent help at CHEO any day of the year, we do have a partial slow down for a few days each August. Our Emergency Department and all urgent and essential services are ...

More kids = growing need for children’s health care in eastern Ontario: new study

The child and youth population in Ottawa and surrounding areas is projected to grow by 30 percent over the next 20 years and their health care needs are also growing and changing, accor...

Patient ID bracelets get new look

CHEO will gradually begin using different patient ID bracelets this July so that, when we introduce Epic — our new electronic health record system — we can scan a barcode on...

CHEO’s Pulmonary Function Lab reduces wait times by half

When research began showing that asthma is over-diagnosed in Canada, local community physicians listened and adapted. They started requesting the tests required to correctly diagnose the...

Three leading paediatric health-care centres launch Kids Health Alliance

New partnership created by SickKids, Holland Bloorview and CHEO – OCTC aims to provide better access to high quality, coordinated care for children and youth


The 34th Annual CHEO Telethon on CTV is just days away!

The countdown is on! The CHEO Telethon on CTV will go live on air June 10 and 11, and the children and youth at CHEO will be counting on everyone in the National Capital Region to Watch...

Happy mothers and babies day: Ontario funds two more tests for Newborn Screening Ontario

Imagine being able to save a baby’s life by detecting a critical heart problem with a quick and painless test done at the bedside just after birth. In 2017, Ontario will be the f...

CHEO Proud To Be Recognized As a Top Employer in Region

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) has once again been recognized as one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers for 2017. This is the sixth time CHEO ...

CHEO-OCTC seeks volunteer to join its Board of Directors

CHEO-OCTC is currently recruiting a community leader to join its Board of Directors. Ideal candidates will have a passion for CHEO-OCTC’s mission to serve the children, youth and ...

Ottawa Students and Teachers Take Action Against Mental Health Stigma

CHEO’s YouthNet/RéseauAdo holds its 3rd Annual HeadStrong Summit


Focus On International Rare Disease Day: CHEO making a difference for kids and families

The use of next-generation sequencing to pinpoint the genetic mutations behind rare diseases is one of the great success stories of Care4Rare. In its 4th year, the nation-wide network o...

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