BIG battles. BRAVE littles.
Founded in 2021, the BRAVE little CANADIANS FOUNDATION is a registered, federal non-profit based in Canada. We are 100 percent volunteer run and we are dedicated to supporting BRAVE littles and their families from coast to coast to coast!
Hi, I'm Laura!
Professionally, I'm a Registered Nurse in the Neonatal & Pediatric Intensive Care Units (NICU/PICU) at the Alberta Children's Hospital. More importantly, I'm a proud medical mama to 3 daughters.
Our youngest daughter Finley is a NICU warrior and has spent a lot of time in and out of the hospital in Calgary and Montreal during her short 5 years. She has a very rare condition called congenital scoliosis where five of her vertebrae aren't formed correctly which has created a curve in her spine. She also has severe asthma, adrenal insufficiency, and ketotic hypoglycemia. Our middle daughter Kaia has been battling a rare condition called PANS that creates a misdirected immune response resulting in inflammation and antibodies that attack her brain.
Professionally and personally I've witnessed how BRAVE, courageous, resilient and determined these BRAVE littles are when faced with BIG battles. When my girls put on their capes, they feel empowered, like superheroes! Finley and Kaia inspired me to start BRAVE little CANADIANS.
Alongside other incredible medical mamas, and some amazing volunteers, we are determined and passionate about helping children with medical conditions feel BRAVE from coast to coast to coast.
Laura St. Croix
Founder, President & Chair
Founder of BLC
To support and empower every BRAVE little CANADIAN as they honour their medical journey.
To reach BRAVE little CANADIANS from coast to coast to coast to help them honour and share their medical journey, foster a sense of community and raise awareness about childhood medical conditions through uniquely Canadian programs and focused partnerships.
We are INSPIRED by BRAVE littles, and we want to help.
We are passionate about helping kids feel better.
Across Canada, extraordinary families are facing BIG medical battles. We want to help BRAVE littles feel courageous and confident like the superheroes they are, able to take on any BIG battle.
We care about BRAVE littles and their families.
Powered by medical mamas, we understand it takes a village to raise a BRAVE little and we’re stronger when we support each other.
We’re in this together.
We work as a team and build on each others’ strengths to honour the journey of BRAVE littles from coast to coast to coast.
We want to lend a hand.
We are honoured and proud to establish a Canadian community that will bring happiness to the BRAVE littles and their families. Our I.AM.BRAVE Cape Program provides the opportunity for each unique BRAVE little to be the superhero that they are!
Laura St. Croix, RN, BN
Lindsey Pashniak, RN, BN
Sionna McTavish, B.A., B.Ed.
A special thanks to all the BLC Foundation volunteers. We couldn't do our work without your kindness, generosity and support.