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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Where everyone is acknowledged, valued and respected.

SickKids is committed to championing equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility in our care, research and education initiatives. We are committed to being a safe space for all patients and families, staff, learners and volunteers, where everyone can feel acknowledged, valued and respected as part of our equity, diversity and inclusion efforts.

SickKids operates on the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. We are committed to working toward new relationships that include First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples, and are grateful for the opportunity to share this land in caring for children and their families.

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

Our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy provides a path to boldly embed EDI in all that SickKids does so all can feel acknowledged, valued and respected.

Learn more about our EDI strategy

Our Care Philosophy

Learn about our patient and family-centred care model.

Indigenous Health Strategy

We're committed to collaborating with partners on culturally appropriate services for Indigenous children and families.

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Research Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Learn about our initiatives and interventions towards creating a diverse research environment.

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Accessibility at SickKids

Discover accessibility accommodations available to you.

Language Interpretation Services

On-site interpreter services for patients and families with limited English proficiency.

In the news

Vivien Thomas

January 31, 2023

Cardiac procedure renamed at SickKids in honour of surgical pioneer Vivien Thomas

SickKids officially renames life-saving cardiac procedure at the hospital to honour the contributions of laboratory technician Vivien Thomas.

Close up photo of Bryant Peters.

September 30, 2022

New Indigenous Health Navigator to support culturally safe care for Indigenous children and families

On the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, SickKids shares its ongoing commitment to reconciliation and introduces their first Indigenous Health Navigator.

Collage featuring SickKids research trainees: Kimberley Gauthier, Nifemi Adeoye, Kristine Keon, and Clare Burn Aschner

July 22, 2022

SickKids Indigenous and Black Nursing Student Awards aim to support greater equity, diversity and inclusion in nursing

Through the Award for Indigenous Nursing Students and the Award for Black Nursing Students, SickKids will welcome four award recipients to the hospital for clinical placement.

Engage with us

We are committed to an ongoing culture of feedback and engagement to understand patient, family and staff barriers to inclusion.

Contact the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office at SickKids

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