The Alastair Fund was created in 2004 in memory of Alastair Mackay who fought a valiant battle with cancer. His wife Brenda created it, so that “Alastair can continue giving joy to others.” He led an extraordinary life and will be remembered for his wonderful humour, warmth and irrepressible joie de vivre.
The Alastair Fund provides funding to families dealing with financial strain due to illness from PI. It is available to families with a child registered as a patient at Toronto Sick Children’s Hospital, Montreal Children’s Hospital, Alberta’s Children’s Hospital or British Columbia Children’s Hospital.
Families can access financial assistance for transportation, overnight stays, food, parking and other critical needs. Families having financial difficulties should talk to the Hospital Social Worker Department to access this fund.