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Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

  • As leaders in child health, we partner locally and globally to improve the health of children through the integration of care, research and education.

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About “Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)”

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), affiliated with the University of Toronto, is Canada’s most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving children’s health in the country 

With passionate and dedicated staff, SickKids is much more than a hospital. We work each day to provide the best in child and family-centred care, create groundbreaking clinical and scientific advancements, and train the next generation of experts in child health.

SickKids operates on the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. We are committed to working toward new relationships that include First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples, and are grateful for the opportunity to share this land in caring for children and their families.

SickKids is committed to being a safe space for all of our patients and families, staff, learners and volunteers, where everyone can feel seen, heard and valued as part of our equity, diversity and inclusion efforts.

SickKids is a founding member of Kids Health Alliance, a network of partners committed to advancing excellence and expertise in the delivery of paediatric care in Ontario.

Child & family-centred care

SickKids’ approach for delivering health care is centred on the needs of patients and their families, covering a wide range of clinical departments. To support the patient and family experience, our Family Spaces offer opportunities for family recreation and programming, while Interpreter and Spiritual & Religious Care services make our environment accessible to the unique needs of your family.  

We also partner with families to help shape our services and care through the Family Advisory NetworkLearn more about our other patient and family-centred care services.

Innovation in child health research

SickKids is a research hospital, where every child has the opportunity to participate in clinical research and learn about ongoing SickKids studies. 

The SickKids Research Institute is Canada’s largest, hospital-based child health research institute dedicated to improving the health of children. Our research programs range from basic discovery research all the way to clinical care and are supported by state-of-the-art expertise, technologies and facilities. 

Teaching the next generation of health-care professionals

The SickKids Learning Institute (LI) aims to improve child health outcomes and systems of care through education. We’ve developed collaborative and innovative partnerships and programming to support faculty development, educate patients and families, and inspire learners from all backgrounds. From dynamic simulations and hands-on training to our International Learner Program, we help advance knowledge and skills locally, nationally and throughout the world. 

Worldwide activities

SickKids engages in a variety of initiatives to improve child health around the world. These include the SickKids Centre for Global Child HealthSickKids International, our International Patient Program, and more.

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