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July 19, 2021

New Science Brief outlines guidance for return to in-person school

Science Brief created by SickKids, CHEO, Science Table and other Ontario hospitals provides guidance on COVID-19 mitigation measures for a return to in-person school in September 2021.

June 11, 2021

Five-year-old Scarlett gets a virtual tour of SickKids labs

SickKids staff help answer Scarlett’s curious questions about what happens to her blood after it’s drawn.

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June 8, 2021

Statement on Islamophobic attack on London family

SickKids President and CEO Dr. Ronald Cohn reflects on the hate-motivated attack against a Muslim family in London, Ontario. SickKids stands in solidarity with the Muslim community.

June 1, 2021

Celebrating Caring with Pride and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community at SickKids

SickKids is raising the Inclusive Pride flag for the first time to celebrate Pride Month and 2SLGBTQIA+ inclusiveness, and our commitment to Caring with Pride.

May 30, 2021

Statement on Kamloops Indian Residential School

SickKids President and CEO Dr. Ronald Cohn offers his condolences to Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation and all Indigenous communities across Canada and reflects on our reconciliation journey.

May 29, 2021

Response to Premier Ford’s request for advice on school reopening

Health and science organizations from across Ontario, including SickKids, have come together to respond to Premier Doug Ford’s request for advice on reopening schools.

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May 25, 2021

Reaffirming our solidarity against anti-Black racism

SickKids President and CEO Dr. Ronald Cohn reflects on SickKids’ journey to create a more inclusive environment and to challenge anti-Black racism experienced by our patients, families and staff.

Tee Garnett leans against an outdoor bannister outside SickKids

May 20, 2021

Why we need to transform health-care systems to reflect the communities they serve

Tee Garnett, the inaugural Executive Lead and Strategic Advisor, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) at SickKids, shares their perspective on identity and the need to transform health-care systems to authentically reflect the communities they serve.

May 19, 2021

Photovoice: Through the eyes of teens with cancer

Photovoice is a therapeutic photography program focused on creating a supportive peer-focused environment aimed at bringing a voice to teens with varying cancer diagnoses.

May 14, 2021

Let the children play: Getting children and youth outdoors now for an active recovery

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, SickKids and researchers from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto are sending a call to action to prioritize children’s health and development during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 6, 2021

SickKids scientist Julie Forman-Kay named Fellow of the Royal Society for disordered protein research

Julie Forman-Kay was named a Fellow of the Royal Society for her internationally-recognized research on the critical role of dynamics and disordered protein regions in biology.

April 22, 2021

SickKids gives baby Félix fighting chance with one-of-a-kind cancer surgery

A surgery to remove tumour weighing approximately 15 per cent of Félix Devigne’s total body weight was made possible through collaboration between SickKids and Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg.

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