We inspire our communities to invest in health and scientific advances to improve the lives of children and their families in Canada and around the world.
Healthier Children. A Better World.™
- Established in 1972, SickKids Foundation raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children.
- The Foundation’s fundraising is driven by the belief that improving the health and well-being of children is one of the most powerful ways to improve society.
Community support, separate and distinct from government and granting agencies, is a critical source of funding for SickKids.
- In the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2014, SickKids Foundation invested $129.3 million in child health research, learning and care.
The Hospital for Sick Children
Established in 1875, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) was the first paediatric hospital in Canada. SickKids is known as one of the world’s top children’s hospital. It is Canada’s leading centre dedicated to improving children’s health and home to Canada’s largest, hospital-based child health research institute.
Innovation, excellence, compassion and family-centred care distinguish SickKids and enable its success in using research discoveries to quickly improve patient care. SickKids treats more than 100,000 patients every year and is home to more than 10,000 staff, researchers and volunteers.
Established in 1972, SickKids Foundation raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children. SickKids Foundation is the largest charitable funder of child health research, learning and care in Canada. Today, SickKids Foundation has more than 262,000 donors. In 2012-2013, SickKids Foundation raised a record-breaking total of $112 million and invested $92.6 million in child health care, research and education.