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Centre for Genetic Medicine
Centre for Genetic Medicine

Research Programs and Grants

The SickKids Research Institute is 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.

Research activities at SickKids Research Institute are coordinated under seven programs.

Cell Biology


Molecular Medicine


Child Health Evaluative Sciences


Neurosciences & Mental Health


Developmental & Stem Cell Biology


Translational Medicine


Genetics & Genome Biology