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About SickKids


Link to family-friendly employers 2018 story
SickKids named one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers for 2018 (Wednesday, March 21, 2018)
SickKids has been named one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers for 2018! In particular, SickKids was recognized for offering new moms and dads (including adoptive parents) maternity and parental leave top-up (84 to 93 per cent of salary) and for providing staff with up to $2,400 in financial support for IVF treatments.
Link to web story about Queen of Belgium visit
Her Majesty the Queen of the Belgians visits SickKids (Thursday, March 15, 2018)
Her Majesty the Queen of the Belgians visited The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) yesterday during a royal visit to Toronto – part of the first Belgian state visit to Canada in over 40 years.
Link to Catherine Birken Target Kids study about food insecurity
Food insecurity associated with unhealthy eating habits in preschoolers (Thursday, March 15, 2018)
Household food insecurity, or inadequate access to food due to cost, has been shown to have negative consequences on health in children and families. Using data gathered by TARGet Kids!, researchers at SickKids examined if parent report of difficulty buying food, a potential marker of food insecurity, was associated with body mass index (BMI) and eating habits in young children.
Link to bomb squad and robotics club story
Engineering curiosity: How the SickKids Robotics Club is introducing patients to STEM (Wednesday, March 14, 2018)
Curious laughs and giggles spread throughout the classroom when a special guest paid a visit to the SickKids Robotics Club last month. The program hosted Toronto Police Const. Nick Sword and a robot from The Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Explosives Response Team (CBRNE).
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High incidence of kidney injury in kids who receive other solid organ transplants, in world-first SickKids study (Thursday, March 1, 2018)
Acute kidney injury occurs in approximately one-third of children that receive a heart, lung, liver or multi-organ transplant in the first year following transplant, and is associated with significantly greater risk of developing chronic kidney disease, according to a new study from SickKids.

SickKids in the headlines

He’s spent his whole life in hospital. Now this 5-year-old will finally be able to breathe on his own. (CBC Toronto)

Newborn successfully receives cochlear implants (CTV Toronto)

Kids at Hospital for Sick Children get visit from Toronto Maple Leafs (Toronto Star)

Canadian Armed Forces, Santa’s Elves help deliver gifts at SickKids (CityNews Toronto)

Canada-wide program aims to get young cancer patients faster access to new therapies (The Globe and Mail)

Jacob Tremblay’s connection to Toronto’s Sick Kids hospital (CBC The National)

“Wonder” actor screens movie with Toronto’s SickKids Hospital patients (Global National)