Our History

The Cape Breton Firefighters Burn Care Society

The Cape Breton Firefighters Burn Care Society is a registered charitable non-profit organization.

CRA Charitable Organization Registration #: 89083-2199 RR0001
We provide funds for:

• The Bath Bear program for infants, young children and others needing to measure bath water temperature. This program is jointly funded with the Sydney Kiwanis.

• Educational and awareness programs.

• Special care requirements for the needs of Cape Breton burn patients.

• Assist burn survivors and their families with burn care costs, including garments and possibly transportation costs to burn care centres, if required.

• Special requests from the burn treatment centres at the Izaak Walter Killam Children’s Hospital and the QEII Hospital for Cape Breton residents.

• Assist the two burn treatment centres with the purchase of equipment, training and programs to enhance the level of burn care.

• To assist Cape Breton hospitals to enable a higher level of burn care.

• Regional tissue bank.

• Purchasing of books, videos and pamphlets for public use.

• Offer programs for burn survivors such as the Atlantic Burn Camp, Atlantic Canada’s camp for burn injured children since 1998.

We conduct fundraising by means of:

• Annual fundraisers, where funds are raised through pledges and ticket sales

• Community and Business sponsored events such as car washes, barbeques, charity dances, golf tournaments, hockey games, etc.

• Obtaining donations of labour and goods from corporations.

• Accepting donations from individuals.