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Advocacy & Reports

SickKids is dedicated to advancing children’s health through the integration of patient care, research and education. With its vision for Healthier Children. A Better World. SickKids, its experts and collaborators advocate for children and youth through evidence-based guidance for health-care providers, policymakers, educators, and the community.

A Year of Bravery at SickKids

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary bravery, and SickKids is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with exceptional fortitude and resilience.

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Guidance documents and reports

 Browse a selection of our guidance documents and reports below.

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.

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.

January 21, 2021

Full document: COVID-19: Guidance for School Operation during the Pandemic

SickKids-led group of Ontario experts updated their guidance document on school operation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The most significant changes include testing recommendations, enhanced physical distancing and non-medical mask use, emphasis on cohorting and updates to the section on mental health and wellness.

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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