What We Do

The Woman's Auxiliary Volunteers provides an extra dimension of care to patient families and supports the clinical, research and learning endeavours of SickKids. 

WAV provides direct volunteer services to support many areas at SickKids.
  • The 5Fifty5 Shop
  • The PlayPark
  • Bravery Beads Program
  • Main Information Desk
  • Family Centre 
  • Surgical Waiting Room
  • Baby Gift Bags
  • Poster Express and Decals
  • Support for Patients, Families & Staff at the following Clinics
    • Clinic 9 (Allergy, Diabetes, Endocrine, Genetic Metabolics, Immunology, PKU, Rheumatology)
    • Haematology/Oncology Outpatient Clinic
    • Orthopaedic Clinic

WAV also sponsors and funds many SickKids Research Chairs.

The Women's Auxiliary Volunteer organization has proudly sponsored and funded five endowed research chairs at SickKids, totaling over $12 million.  Endowed chairs recognize the world’s most accomplished and promising minds who are contributing to their global scientific communities through world-leading research and academic activities.  

The following five research chairs have been funded through WAV: 

  • Chair in Neonatology (est. 1995):  Dr. Estelle Gauda
  • Chair in Paediatric Haematology/Oncology (est. 2001): Dr. Jim Whitlock
  • Chair in Urology and Regenerative Medicine (est. 2010):  Dr. Armando Lorenzo
  • Chair in Clinical and Metabolic Genetics (est 2012): Dr. Roberto Mendoza
  • Chair in Image Guided Therapy (2019):  Dr. Joao Amaral

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