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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Worldwide activities

SickKids is one of the world’s leading paediatric health-care institutions. As part of achieving our vision of Healthier Children. A Better World., we engage in a variety of initiatives to improve child health around the world:

SickKids Centre for Global Child Health

The SickKids Centre for Global Child Health provides a dedicated hub for global child health-focused activities and connects researchers and health-care professionals around the world. 

The Centre is dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families in resource-poor environments through not-for-profit collaboration in groundbreaking research, sustainable capacity building through education, active communication of results for child health advocacy and promotion of improved child health through knowledge and networks.

Learn more about the Centre for Global Child Health.

SickKids International

SickKids International (SKI) was founded in 2006 and undertakes educational and advisory projects for international partners. The goal of SickKids International is to build sustainable, integrated programs that will enhance measurable outcomes and improve efficiencies in the delivery of health care for children around the world. This active international outreach is guided by the SickKids vision of Healthier Children. A Better World.

Learn more about SickKids International.

International Patient Program

Founded in 1997, the International Patient Program (IPP) was established in response to requests from international families and health-care providers seeking access to the world class tertiary and quaternary paediatric services provided at SickKids.  

SickKids’ primary patient responsibility is to the children of Ontario, and at no time will such a child be denied access to necessary treatment as a result of international patient activity.  However, where capacity may allow, the IPP office may be able to provide children from around the globe with an opportunity to access specialized medical and surgical care at SickKids that is not available in the child’s home country or region.  

All international referrals are facilitated through the IPP office. For more information about the International Patient Program or to refer a patient click here.

 Visit the International Patient Program site for more information, or to refer a patient.

International Education

The International Education portfolio at the SickKids Learning Institute offers paediatric specialty education and training services that are customized to international learners’ specific needs, and can take place at SickKids or in their home country. The services include the International Learner Program, Continuing Education, and Clinical and Remote Mentorship.

We understand that ongoing education and training is fundamental in maintaining the high level of knowledge and expertise healthcare professionals require. We also know it’s important to share knowledge with colleagues around the world. We hope to inspire colleagues with endless possibilities for educational endeavors. We embrace all educational opportunities to connect international professionals with ours, in a vision towards a better world.

Visit the new International Education website for more information about the SickKids Learning Institute's international education services.