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Patient and family resources
Patient and family resources

Chaplaincy

The members of the Chaplaincy staff, as part of the inter-professional practice team, offer spiritual and religious care to patients, families, and staff.  In order to better serve the diversity within our patient population and staff, we are committed to diversity within our department.

A Chaplain's role is to provide pastoral/spiritual care.  The concept of pastoral/spiritual care is that in having a person talk about themselves and their experiences, they will make a connection with their faith.  The role of the Chaplain is to help people make that connection and to help them develop their spiritual life.  In a hospital setting, the Chaplain meets with people who are involved in the experience of illness, whether it be patients, their families, staff, volunteers, or the community.

Chaplaincy does not necessarily involve religious discussion or the use of religious terms. The focus of Chaplaincy is on relationships and counseling.  The service is offered to anyone, regardless of who they are or how they view their life.  Essentially, the Chaplain is trying to assist the patient to reach that point where they are satisfied that their own value system is working for them.

Chaplaincy has an inter-faith thrust that strives to put patients in touch with themselves and their faith, and to seek peace with their circumstances.

Chaplaincy services

General inquiries

For inquiries about the chaplaincy services, please contact:

Chaplaincy Team Lead
Fred MacKay
First Floor, Room 1119, Burton Wing
416-813-7022
fred.mackay@sickkids.ca

Office & Sacred Spaces

Meditation
Second Floor
Room 2713, Atrium

Chapel
First Floor
Room 1731, Atrium
Services posted outside

Muslim Prayer Room
First Floor
Room 1401A, Rotunda

For more information, please visit our Spiritual Spaces Tour.