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.
We're building more than a hospital
Staff at SickKids faced relentless pressures over the past year, and worked incredibly hard to manage clinical backlogs, increasing patient volumes and staffing shortages, while navigating the financial challenges of a global pandemic.
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Guidance documents and reports
Browse a selection of our guidance documents and reports below.
January 17, 2023
COVID-19 Testing, Vaccination and Community Outreach Program Report details initiatives and approaches through each pandemic wave
The report traces the program’s rise from mobile vaccination to a comprehensive outreach program.
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.
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.