We care for kids with disabilities, kids needing rehabilitation after illness or trauma, kids whose medical complexity requires a kind of care they can’t get elsewhere. Every day, our frontline staff embrace kids with boundless potential and their families and ask “how can we help you achieve your goals?” With a mix of services not offered anywhere else in Ontario, we partner to provide the best interprofessional care within our walls and to prepare families for life beyond them. Through teaching and research, we expand how the best care is defined and take those new insights around the globe.
In unparalleled partnership with children, youth and families, we deliver outstanding personalized, inter-professional care; maximize function through cutting-edge treatment and technology; co-create groundbreaking research, innovation and teaching; connect the system; and drive social justice for children and youth with disabilities.
The most meaningful and healthy futures for all children, youth and families.
Our history dates back to the last days of the 19th century when, thanks to the foresight and determination of a group of dedicated women, a facility for children with disabilities and chronic illnesses opened on Avenue Road in Toronto.
As it evolved, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital underwent significant changes through the generations, with many locations and name changes along the way. What hasn’t changed, though, is the support of a caring and compassionate community whose contributions have helped create a world-class hospital with a vision to create “a world of possibility."
At Holland Bloorview we believe in creating a world where all youth and children belong. We are the only children’s rehabilitation hospital in Canada focused on combining world-class care, transformational research, and academic leadership in the field of pediatric disability. We help over 8,500 kids and youth with disabilities and complex medical needs access care that focuses on their physical, mental and emotional well-being, and we power their infinite potential and possibility.
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Our team is comprised of more than 900 staff members who occupy full-time, part-time and casual positions. Annually, youth and their families from across Ontario benefit from our outpatient clinics, hospital care, assistive technology services, community outreach initiatives and our commitment to client- and family-centred care.
As part of our commitment to fair and equitable recruitment and selection practices, we encourage applications from racialized persons, women, Indigenous/ Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas within our community.
Holland Bloorview continues to earn industry accolades across a number of dimensions as noted below (2021-2022):
We partner with organizations that share our vision and commitment to kids with disabilities including Inter-professional teams from all Ontario pediatric specialty hospitals, pediatric organizations and community agencies such as Toronto Academic Health Science Network, University Health Network, Toronto Autism Services Network, Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario, Ontario Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, SickKids Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, among others.
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