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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.

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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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Financial Statements & Past Annual Reports

Guidance documents and reports

 Browse a selection of our guidance documents and reports below.

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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.

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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