The heart of SickKids is the people who work to carry out its mission, bring its vision to life, and live its values every day. The pandemic exacerbated existing challenges in the health sector and, the longer it drags, the higher the demands on teams already stretched to the limit.
We can’t take care of the community we serve without also taking care of the physical and mental health of our staff. It’s time to find novel solutions to reduce overload, model well-being behaviours in our leadership, culture, and daily activities, and create environments where teams and individuals can thrive. SickKids has seen the struggles, listened to ideas, and developed this strategy to restore the holistic health and well-being of our remarkable team.
“If we don’t choose to place a focus on wellness, we’ll be forced to place a focus on illness.”
– Feedback from Health & Well-being Strategy focus group