We are Canada's largest, hospital-based child health research institute. Our commitment is to improve the health of children, here in Canada and in the global community.
Our history is one of research innovation. The Research Institute was founded in 1954 with the belief that innovation was critical to the hospital's mission to improve child health. We share the SickKids vision of Healthier Children. A Better World.
Our values are research excellence and integrity and our strength is collaboration. We have created an environment where top researchers and health care experts work closely together as a team to improve children's health.
The Child Life team at SickKids strives to promote a positive hospital experience for children. Child Life Programs focus on the social and emotional impact of illness and hospitalization. Our Child Life Specialists use play as a tool for socialization, preparation, expression of feelings, normalization and learning. #SKChildLife
The SickKids Centre for Global Child Health provides a dedicated hub for global child health-focused activities and connects researchers and health-care professionals around the world. The centre is dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families in resource-poor environments through collaboration in groundbreaking research, sustainable capacity building through education, the active communication of results through advocacy, and through promoting improved child health through knowledge and networks.
Visit www.sickkids.ca/globalchildhealth to learn more!