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About the Learning Institute

Staff Continuing Professional Development Fund

About the Program

SickKids is proud to invest in the professional development and continuing education of our staff through our Staff Continuing Professional Development Fund (SCPDF).  Overseen by the Learning Institute, the SCPDF Program is guided by the following principles:

  • SickKids is committed to supporting continuing learning and professional development
  • All learning supported by SickKids will be prioritized according to alignment with the mission, values and strategic directions of the Hospital
  • Decision-making will be consistent, equitable and transparent 

Staff applications are reviewed by Review Committees bi-monthly featuring representation from throughout the Hospital.


Role in Learning

The SCPDF provides support to eligible staff interested in pursuing professional development opportunities related to one of the following three streams: 

  • Conferences, Workshops, Seminars and Single Courses
  • Degrees, Diplomas and Professional Designations
  • Internal Educational Events

“Through SCPDF funding I was able to pursue a graduate degree specific to the field I had been working in for over 15 years.  I had access to some of the world's top quality and patient safety experts and learned from the best.  Without SCPDF funding I would not have been able to realize this dream."  -SCPDF Recipient


Key Contacts

Jodi Hinds
SCPDF Program Coordinator
Education Resource Group, Learning Institute
Phone: (416) 813-7654 ext. 228457
Email: jodi.hinds@sickkids.ca