A new home for NEO Kids would mean less traveling for treatment, more pediatric services and programs in our community. NEO Kids is the hub of pediatric care in the North and serves children from across northeastern Ontario including: Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie, North Bay, Espanola and Manitoulin Island. 

The Sudbury Dragon Boat Festival is looking forward to working with NEO Kids Foundation in anticipation of eventually building a permanent centre to house NEO Kids and is excited to begin fundraising to support this worthy cause. The Centre would accommodate new clinics, services and more pediatricians to care for children in the Northeast.

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Members of the community who wish to help the Festival support NEO Kids Foundation can also donate by following the link below.

NEO Kids Foundation

Learn More About the Sudbury Dragon Boat Festival’s 2019 Charity of Choice.

NEO Kids Foundation raises funds to purchase vital pieces of equipment, conduct life-changing research, increase awareness for children’s health needs and support their ultimate goal of building a bigger home to accommodate the growing needs for the children in Northeastern Ontario.

Demand for pediatric services in our community is expected to grow by up to 40 per cent over the next ten years. NEO Kids is currently not able to meet the growing demand for services for children requiring specialized medical care across the Northeast. With a focus of treating children in Northeastern Ontario, NEO Kids Foundation is raising funds to expand the NEO Kids & Family Program and build a new child and youth centered facility designed for their specific needs.


Paddlers start raising pledges in support of NEO Kids Foundation’s centre for children’s health care.

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