About Roger's House
The hockey world and countless others lost a beloved coach, friend and mentor in 2003 as Ottawa Senators assistant coach Roger Neilson passed away after a long-term battle with cancer. To honour Roger, and his lifetime commitment of helping others, the Ottawa Senators Foundation, the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) forged a partnership to establish Roger's House, Ontario's first paediatric respite and palliative care home dedicated to enhancing the comfort and quality of life of children and families in a time of need.
With the generous support of eight founding sponsors, countless corporate and individual donations, a helping hand from CHEO, the City of Ottawa and the Province of Ontario and the passion of an entire community, Roger's House opened its doors in the spring of 2006, a remarkable two years ahead of schedule.
Located on the grounds of CHEO, Roger's House provides a comprehensive paediatric palliative care program with elements of outreach, residential hospice, pain and symptom management, grief and bereavement counselling and research.
Children and families that are admitted to the state-of-the-art, eight bedroom facility are comforted by the welcoming home-away-from-home atmosphere of this unique place of refuge and peace where dedicated professionals and volunteers provide the very best in compassionate care and support.
Roger's House is the charity of choice for the Sens Foundation. As such, the Sens Foundation has made a commitment to cover an important portion of the annual operating budget for Roger's House and to help build an endowment fund to provide for its future financial stability and growth.
Visit www.rogershouse.ca to learn more abou this amazing facility
You can also contact us at:
Ottawa Senators Foundation
Canadian Tire Centre – Lower GATE 2
1000 Palladium Drive
Kanata, ON K2V 1A5