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About the Institute

Facts, Figures and Funding

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Our financial support is provided by a variety of sources. 

Successful philanthropy by the SickKids Foundation is the primary component supporting the operations of the institute including scientists’ and staff salaries.

SickKids researchers have a strong record of success in obtaining peer-reviewed grants. These grants provide approximately 70 per cent of the Research Institute budget. In addition we have established partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government agencies and non-profit foundations. These include infrastructure grants from organizations such as Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Research Fund, as well as from and operating grants from major funding agencies including Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Genome Canada/Ontario Genomics Institute, and leading disease-focused agencies and foundations.

MaRS Innovation through SickKids Industry Partnerships and Commercialization work to establish partnerships with individuals and companies to facilitate the knowledge transfer and commercialization of our discoveries and technologies, into products and programs that result in social and economic benefit.

For a more detailed breakdown of SickKids funding sources, please refer to our most recent Annual Report, Research Funding by Agency, or past Annual Reports.