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Apply to Join the Family Advisory Network

Here, you will find information about the experiences and qualities you need to become an advisor, the time commitment, and the process for applying, including our online application form.  If you have any questions or would like to know more, please contact us at family.advisory@sickkids.ca or at 416-813-7654 x228313.

What experiences and qualities do I need to be an advisor?

  • Be a patient, former patient, or a family member involved in the care of a patient (includes parents, grandparents, siblings, etc.) and have experience at SickKids in the last five years.
  • Be open to listening to different opinions and ideas.
  • Be interested in working with staff and other families.
  • Be committed to improving the experience of all patients and families.
  • Respect privacy and confidentiality.

What is the time commitment?

You will be matched to an opportunity based on your experience at SickKids, your interests, and your availability.  The amount of time you dedicate as an advisor is completely flexible and will depend on the advisory activity you join.

What is the process for applying to become an advisor?

There are four simple steps to applying to become an advisor:

*Registering as an advisor includes completing a vulnerable sector screening and immunization record, and signing volunteer agreements.

To share this information with others or to have a print copy, please download our Family Advisory Network brochure.

Application Form

If you are interested in applying to join the Family Advisory Network, here is your first step!  Submit an application form online, or download the Microsoft Word (.DOCX) form and submit to family.advisory@sickkids.ca.