About Sickkids
About SickKids

Message from the President and CEO

Welcome to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

As the largest paediatric academic health sciences centre in Canada, SickKids is so much more than a hospital. We are driven, every day, by a mission to improve the health of children by providing the best in family-centred care, creating groundbreaking scientific and clinical advancements and training the next generation of experts in child health. This work is having an impact provincially, nationally and around the world.

Our exciting and bold strategic plan, Avenues to Excellence: 2010-2015, is a roadmap for our organization that is allowing us to deliver, into the future, on our vision, Healthier Children. A Better World. It is through our strategic plan that we aim to lead in world-class quality and service excellence, enable our people, innovate, maintain financial health, build sustainable infrastructure and enhance child health systems.

We are especially excited about the construction of our new Peter Gilgan Centre for Research & Learning (PGCRL). The PGCRL, when completed in 2013, will be a hub where researchers and learners can congregate and share ideas. It will stand as a testament to SickKids’ past, present and future achievements and transform the state of child health care both here and around the world.

With passionate and dedicated staff, coupled with unparalleled community support through SickKids Foundation, SickKids is building on the inspiration of the children we serve.

We encourage you to take the time to browse through our website to learn more about SickKids, and the world-class work that we do in the areas of paediatric care, research and learning.