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.™
Community support, separate and distinct from government and granting agencies, is a critical source of funding for SickKids.
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.
While different employee groups throughout THINK Together may perform varied functions in different work environments and geographic locations, the organization’s culture is the “common thread” that binds us together. We are a mission and values driven organization. At the core, we are in the business of Teaching, Helping, Inspiring and Nurturing Kids to become productive adults and responsible, contributing members of society. Likewise, as a learning organization, our goal is to create a work environment where employees are inspired and supported to give their very best and keep developing at a personal and professional level. We hire employees with high integrity and skill, who commit to the principles of service above self and continuous learning.
Educational excellence and equity for all kids.
Create opportunities for all kids to discover their passions and reach their full potential.
Be accountable to our mission
Service above self
Treat others with dignity and respect
Open and honest communication
Collaborate internally and externally
Honor our commitments
Enjoy the journey and have fun!
The culture at THINK Together promotes a collaborative approach that encourages employees to combine their diverse knowledge, talents and expertise in flexible, manageable group-work efforts. This approach aims to foster a supportive structure that facilitates innovation, efficiency and agility to embrace change and keep up with rapid growth. We strive to develop, maintain and reward a culture of trust and teamwork.
Focused on achieving the desired results, we believe in aligning employee performance and professional development with THINK Together’s annual strategic goals and priorities. Our performance management program is rooted in the general philosophy that every employee’s contribution matters and that every employee genuinely desires to do a good job. Our performance management program is as committed to forward-looking developmental goals, as it is to extracting valuable insights from past performance.
In addition we provide the daily distribution of food items and other goods from our facility to individuals, families and agencies. We give aide to numerous outside organizations as well, including provisions for disaster relief and ongoing resources to organizations overseas, including Haiti, Rwanda, Uganda and Egypt.
Grateful Hearts has many different volunteer programs available. Below is a list of programs that are available. Some programs are seasonal and will start at various times throughout the year. To participate or learn more about a program, please fill out our contact form and write in the comments field the program you are interested in.