SickKids residents advocate for health of child refugees and newcomers
July 18, 2017
Approximately 50,000 children under 15 arrive in Canada annually. In 2009, SickKids residents founded the Paediatric Outpatient Program (POP) clinic in response to a need for paediatric consultation services for newcomer children facing barriers to …
A year later: My reflections from the paediatric frontlines of COVID-19
March 15, 2021
A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Jeremy Friedman shares his experiences caring for patients on the COVID-19 unit.
Kids Science hands-on events inspire next generation of young scientists
May 18, 2017
David Manly, Manulife Kids Science Officer, shares his perspective on how the Kids Science programming is helping get kids and youth interested in research.
Together, we are redesigning mental health care for children and youth
May 1, 2017
Christina Bartha, Executive Director of the Brain and Mental Health Program, offers her perspective on the need for better access to mental health care to improve mental health outcomes for our patients.
Advocating for a national childhood cancer strategy – Helena’s Hope
September 14, 2018
Helena Kirk, a SickKids patient, is currently advocating for changes that the federal government could lead that would help more kids survive cancer. This is her story.
What it means to have friends who understand
August 10, 2018
International Youth Day serves as an annual celebration of young women and men as essential partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth. As a sibling of a SickKids patient and a …
Social workers change lives one question at a time
March 7, 2018
Whether it be brief therapy, psychosocial support, psychotherapy, advocacy, or case management, social workers provide essential mental health supports to patients and families at SickKids.
The power of peer support in health care
January 31, 2018
Kelly McNaughton, Manager of the Peer Support Program at SickKids, reflects on Bell Let's Talk Day and how our Peer Support and Trauma Program is helping improve the psychological health and safety of our staff and penetrate the cycle of silence …
Finding my voice: My epilepsy diagnosis
March 26, 2019
It’s Purple Day for Epilepsy awareness – Kiren Gill, Sr. Communications Specialist at SickKids provides a perspective on what it was like to be diagnosed with Epilepsy as a teen.
SickKids VS. The Greatest Challenges in Child Health
October 17, 2016
We have embarked on our biggest and boldest campaign yet. Learn more from Lori Davison, Vice President, Brand Strategy and Communications at SickKids Foundation.