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July 21, 2020

Government of Canada announces more than $16.5 million funding increase for SickKids-supported research facilities

Researchers at SickKids and several collaborating institutions are receiving a renewed investment, representing a combined increase of over $16.5 million, from the Major Science Initiatives (MSI) fund through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

Illustration of a protein structure showing RRSP in blue and DTB in gold

July 10, 2020

SickKids researchers re-engineer toxin to attack previously “undruggable” cancer target

Researchers have developed a novel anti-cancer drug protein, which could lead to the development of future therapies for what was previously considered an “undruggable” target.

COVID-19 molecules

July 6, 2020

SickKids gradually increasing scheduled clinical care activity

SickKids will advance to the next phase of its restart of scheduled clinical care services impacted by COVID-19.

Report cover for COVID-19 Recommendations for School Reopening

June 17, 2020

SickKids releases recommendations for school reopening

The COVID-19: Recommendations for School Reopening report addresses how schools can reopen in a way that maximizes the safety and well-being of students, staff and their families.

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June 5, 2020

SickKids to gradually resume scheduled clinical activities as of June 8

SickKids has received approval from Ontario Health to begin the gradual resumption of scheduled surgeries and procedures as of June 8.

COVID-19 coronavirus molecule

June 2, 2020

SickKids Centre for Brain & Mental Health funds research into COVID-19-related child and youth mental health and brain health

The SickKids Centre for Brain & Mental Health is funding new approaches to the understanding of and interventions for mental health and brain health among Canadian children and youth related to COVID-19.

Photo of Dr. Daphne Korczak

June 1, 2020

Four leading child mental health research teams join forces to understand impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers bring together child mental health research experts to uncover how public health emergency measures have affected the mental health of children and families.

Plasma stand next to boy with boxing gloves on his hands

May 29, 2020

SickKids researchers studying plasma of COVID-19 survivors

SickKids is helping lead a cross-country effort to better understand and create a therapy to treat COVID-19 with convalescent plasma.

Close up photo of gloved hands and scrubs

May 20, 2020

New tool to help doctors better prevent sudden cardiac death in children

A research team from SickKids has proven that a digital tool they developed can successfully identify paediatric patients with cardiomyopathy who are at high risk for sudden cardiac death.

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning exterior

May 15, 2020

SickKids thanks federal government for investment in the future of Canada’s research

Support from federal government ensures SickKids and other research institutes continue to drive scientific breakthroughs for Canadians.

Jacob Vorstman

May 7, 2020

Virtual clinic for kids with special needs comes out of COVID-19

For children with neurodevelopmental disorders, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the routine and structure essential to their everyday living.

Katelyn MacNeill in front of a screen working with a patient and mom

May 6, 2020

Entering a new era of "SickKids care, anytime, anywhere"

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Ontario, SickKids ramped up its range of virtual care solutions – from virtual appointments to virtual visits.

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