At Guy’s Frenchys, we’ve always been committed to helping children both at home and around the world.

IWK Foundation

The IWK Foundation is a champion of excellence in women’s and children’s health and medicine in the Maritimes.

The IWK Foundation has been a proud charitable partner with Guy’s Frenchys since 2000. The 18 Guy’s Frenchys stores in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have run every fundraiser imaginable – from employee bake sales, walkathons and chocolate bar sales to West Jet raffles.

During our partnership, Guy’s Frenchys has raised more than $1,900,000 in support of the IWK Foundation. These funds have helped the Foundation purchase priority medical equipment for the health centre such as:

  • Pyxis Safe purchased in 2012
  • V-Max Encore Pump for the Respirology Department in 2011
  • 20 SMART Pumps for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in 2010
  • Humphrey Field Analyzer for the Eye Care Clinic in 2009

Funds raised also support the IWK’s global leadership in research and knowledge sharing, which in turn improves lives worldwide. Visit for more information.

Thank you to Guy’s Frenchys staff and customers for making specialized care for Maritime children a reality!

Please use the donate button below if you would like to support our efforts.

A large, brown machine with a monitor.

2012 Purchase: The Pyxis CII Safe – a controlled substance management system

Cost: $73,731

Description: Patient safety is jeopardized when controlled substances are not closely monitored. The Pyxis CII Safe is an automated system that seamlessly controls narcotic and controlled substances in the pharmacy, all inpatient and ambulatory clinics, operating rooms and in the Emergency Department.

A man in a hospital bed dreaming of running.

2011 Purchase: Respirology/Pulmonary Function V-Max Encore DLCO Tank Regulator and wall mount.

Cost: $50,250

Description: This machine is used for Pulmonary Function Tests (approx 2000/year). It is used primarily with patients with asthma and cystic fibrosis.


A nurse standing next to an intravenous pump machine.

2010 Purchase: 20 Smart Pumps

Cost: $4,000 each

Description: This intravenous pump distributes medication to patients who are cared for in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The SMART pump ensures accurate delivery of this medication and is used primarily for babies who have had surgical procedures such as cardiac surgery.

A women next to a large monitor.

2009 Purchase: Humphrey Field Analyzer II with Table and Printer

Cost: $41,940

Description: The Humphrey Field Analyzer is used to plot a detailed “topographical map” of a patient’s field of vision. The Analyzer is considered the standard for examining the central visual field in glaucoma and other retinal diseases. This will be the first analyzer of this type at the IWK.

A hospital bed on wheels.

2009 Purchase: HilRom Affinity IV Bed

Cost: $20,212

Description: The HilRom Affinity Bed is specific to the Birth Unit and are designed as a birthing bed.