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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Cathy Séguin

The Hospital for Sick Children
International Affairs

Phone: 416-813-6201
Email: cathy.seguin@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Cynthia Surman
Alternate Phone: 416-813-5529
Alternate Fax: 416-813-6520
Alternate Email: cynthia.surman@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Cathy Séguin was appointed Vice-President, International Affairs in 2005.

She leads SickKids’ international strategy, enabling the organization to further its leadership goals in care, education and research. Her previous leadership role also extended to the paediatric surgical wait time strategy, and she maintained executive responsibility for Safe Kids Canada.

She chaired the Ontario Paediatric Surgical Wait Times Expert Panel through the Wait Time Strategy at the Ministry of Health in 2006, as well as the Paediatric Subcommittee of the Critical Care Expert Advisory Panel in 2007. She was also Chair of the Provincial Council for Children’s Health Surgical Services Wait Time Task Force.

She has more than 25 years of management experience, both in community and academic hospitals. At SickKids she has held a number of roles including Vice-President, Child Health Services, Vice-President, Surgical Services and Professional Services, and Director, Diagnostic Imaging.

She holds a master’s degree in business administration from The Richard Ivey School of Business. She is a member of the Canada Arab Business Council Board of Directors, and the Richard Ivey School of Business Health Sector Advisory Council. She is currently inaugural Chair of the Board of Directors for Parachute, a new national organization resulting from the amalgamation of Safe Kids Canada, Safe Communities Canada, SMARTRISK and ThinkFirst Canada, dedicated to injury prevention in Canada.