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Grants from SickKids Foundation

Donor support extends coast to coast.

When SickKids Foundation was established in 1972, the founding trustees recognized the Foundation could build upon the leadership of SickKids to help children across Canada. In the last four decades, more than $77 million has been granted coast to coast for children's health through our national grants program.

By providing funding across Canada, we hope to strengthen Canada's capacity and knowledge to respond to children's health needs nationally.

The national grants program has two main components:


A focus of this program is ensuring there continues to be well-trained researchers across the country working to address the most pressing childhood diseases and conditions. We also provide support to the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Training Program


This program brings together families with researchers and clinicians for medical presentations and family-oriented discussions. It helps ensure knowledge exchange with families so that they are able to access the most up-to-date information about their children's health. 

Our national grants rely on many volunteers who work with us to ensure our funding will make a difference for Canadian children.

We are grateful to the researchers who volunteer their time for the New Investigator Grants program as members of our Grants Review Committee. It is through their expertise that we ensure the work and people we fund are of the highest calibre and have potential to make the greatest impact.

We are also grateful to the Directors of our Board who volunteer their time as members of our Grants Advisory Committee. This Committee provides oversight for the program and makes the final funding decisions based on recommendations of the Grants Review Committee.