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Workplace Inclusion

At SickKids, we care deeply about creating a workplace that is fair and inclusive for everyone. When you work here, we want you to thrive as your authentic self – bringing the unique ideas, skills, perspectives and lived experiences that make you you

SickKids is committed to championing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do, fostering an intentionally inclusive and culturally safe environment that reflects the diversity of the patients, families and communities we serve. Guided by the SickKids Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy, every day we strive to be a workplace where everyone has an equal opportunity to grow, develop and succeed, at all levels. An inclusive SickKids where every patient, caregiver, employee, colleague, learner, volunteer and member of the general public can feel acknowledged, valued and respected.

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Careers at SickKids

We are a company of diverse individuals dedicated to improving outcomes for patients and children worldwide. Find the right role for you.

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Self-Identification for Prospective Employees

We invite applicants to participate in the voluntary Self-Identification survey to help us design data-driven measures to make recruitment equitable and inclusive.

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Accessibility & Accommodation Supports

We aim to create a barrier-free environment and to provide accommodations to support candidates and employees.

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Health & Well-being at Work

Our focus on a culture of well-being and support for employees’ mental and physical well-being is helping foster connectedness and belonging.

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Inclusion Networks

Inclusion Networks help create affirming safe spaces for staff to share lived experiences and ideas for change.

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Inclusive Recruitment

Through inclusive recruitment practices, we are valuing identity by creating recruitment experiences to ensure inclusivity is at the core of hiring for all applicants.

Recognizing and celebrating differences

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At the heart of SickKids is the people who work to carry out its mission every day. We welcome and recognize that a diversity of perspectives, lived experiences, identities and cultural backgrounds enriches our workplace and creates inclusion and belonging.

We encourage applications from members of equity priority groups including Indigenous persons, Black and racialized persons, persons with disability, and persons who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQIA+. We have a meaningful work environment where to support employees through all stages of their career path.

Making an impact by living our values

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Our corporate values, including inclusion, are embedded in our everyday and owned by all at every level. They shape our choices and actions, empowering employees to be and contribute their best, whether caring for a patient or supporting a colleague. We have equity training and professional development opportunities, a comprehensive benefits package plus a variety of support programs and policies including a focus on staff health and well-being and providing a safe and positive work environment.

We are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and among Canada’s Top Family Friendly Employers and Canada's Top Employers for Young People.

Recruiting and hiring inclusively

At the heart of our approach to advancing an inclusive SickKids is our commitment to equity and inclusion throughout a career at SickKids, including before you get here. Inclusive recruitment actively recognizes diversity and embraces how a diverse workforce enriches our workplace and creates inclusion and belonging.

As an employer, we are working to ensuring more equitable access to job opportunities through our recruitment and talent advisory processes and supporting leaders to prioritize inclusivity in every talent search.

EDI best practices are embedded throughout the recruitment and hiring process at SickKids, known as the Inclusive Recruitment Pathway, including:

  • Expanding recruitment areas and job boards to broaden reach for prospective employees;
  • Designing more inclusive job postings and recruitment experiences that focus on essential requirements, competencies and nice-to-haves to improve expanded access to opportunities;
  • Providing ongoing training opportunities and resources on best practices for hiring managers to enable more inclusive recruitment and hiring; and
  • Ensuring awareness of and access to accessibility and accommodation supports.

Through our efforts, we’re working to address the challenges experienced by equity priority groups through the development of data-driven recruitment tools and removal of institutional barriers that deny equitable career opportunities, aligned with the priorities identified in the SickKids EDI Strategy.

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