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October 1, 2021

SickKids named No.1 paediatric hospital in the world by Newsweek

SickKids is proud to be ranked the top paediatric health-care centre in the world, according to Newsweek's 2022 World's Best Hospitals list.

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September 30, 2021

A moment of silence on Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

SickKids remains committed to continuing to examine and decolonize hospital practices on our reconciliation journey and to support culturally safe services for children and families. SickKids will observe a moment of silence today to honour the victims and survivors of residential schools.

September 21, 2021

Garry Hurvitz donates $50 million to SickKids in support of paediatric brain and mental health

A transformative gift of $50 million donated by Garry Hurvitz to SickKids Foundation was announced today, unveiling the Garry Hurvitz Centre for Brain & Mental Health and The Garry Hurvitz Centre for Community Mental Health.

September 8, 2021

SickKids’ Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta awarded 2021 Roux Prize for public health achievement

Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta was named the recipient of the 2021 Roux Prize, recognized for his research and public policy contributions to global maternal and child health and nutrition.

September 7, 2021

Dr. Peter Szatmari joins the prestigious Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Peter Szatmari was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of his contributions to child and youth mental health and to the understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in areas such as diagnosis, measurement and genetics.

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August 19, 2021

SickKids, CHEO and Holland Bloorview unite on vaccine mandate policies

Children’s hospitals aim to help protect majority of patients who are not currently eligible for vaccination.

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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