Scotiabank, MD Financial Management Inc. (MD) and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) are pleased to announce today a $200,000 donation in support of UNICEF Canada’s Help, Hope and Healing appeal. The funds will urgently address children’s healthcare needs in Ukraine, including support for health care workers caring for children and youth, strengthening the on-the-ground infrastructure, securing critical medical supplies, and providing key services and safe spaces for children and their families. UNICEF Canada’s Help, Hope and Healing appeal was launched earlier this month with the collaboration of Children’s Healthcare Canada and Pediatric Chairs of Canada.
Today’s donation matches the $200,000 commitment made by the CMA Foundation and is in addition to Scotiabank’s commitment of over $1 million in Ukrainian aid to support humanitarian and resettlement efforts. This contribution is made possible through a 10-year, $115 million pledge by the CMA, MD and Scotiabank to support physicians, medical learners and the communities they serve across Canada. The collaboration has committed more than $40 million to date.