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About Sickkids
About SickKids


The Government of Ontario invests $2.4 billion to build the SickKids of the future (Friday, March 23, 2018)
SickKids has received a commitment from the Government of Ontario of up to $2.4 billion to build a world-class state-of-the-art facility for patients and families. This historic and significant investment will enable SickKids to deliver leading-edge care to the most critically ill children in Ontario for generations to come.
Link to story about clown anniversary
Celebrating 25 years of Therapeutic Clowning at SickKids! (Friday, March 23, 2018)
Last week SickKids celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Therapeutic Clowning Program with a special carnival themed birthday party to honour our clown family.
Link to family-friendly employers 2018 story
SickKids named one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers for 2018 (Wednesday, March 21, 2018)
SickKids has been named one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers for 2018! In particular, SickKids was recognized for offering new moms and dads (including adoptive parents) maternity and parental leave top-up (84 to 93 per cent of salary) and for providing staff with up to $2,400 in financial support for IVF treatments.
Link to web story about Queen of Belgium visit
Her Majesty the Queen of the Belgians visits SickKids (Thursday, March 15, 2018)
Her Majesty the Queen of the Belgians visited The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) yesterday during a royal visit to Toronto – part of the first Belgian state visit to Canada in over 40 years.
Link to Catherine Birken Target Kids study about food insecurity
Food insecurity associated with unhealthy eating habits in preschoolers (Thursday, March 15, 2018)
Household food insecurity, or inadequate access to food due to cost, has been shown to have negative consequences on health in children and families. Using data gathered by TARGet Kids!, researchers at SickKids examined if parent report of difficulty buying food, a potential marker of food insecurity, was associated with body mass index (BMI) and eating habits in young children.

SickKids in the headlines

He’s spent his whole life in hospital. Now this 5-year-old will finally be able to breathe on his own. (CBC Toronto)

Newborn successfully receives cochlear implants (CTV Toronto)

Kids at Hospital for Sick Children get visit from Toronto Maple Leafs (Toronto Star)

Canadian Armed Forces, Santa’s Elves help deliver gifts at SickKids (CityNews Toronto)

Canada-wide program aims to get young cancer patients faster access to new therapies (The Globe and Mail)

Jacob Tremblay’s connection to Toronto’s Sick Kids hospital (CBC The National)

“Wonder” actor screens movie with Toronto’s SickKids Hospital patients (Global National)