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Mission, Values & Vision


Mac Kids is the regional academic centre for pediatric acute care, rehabilitation, developmental, and mental health services. We achieve our mission by:

  • being leaders at providing the best and most compassionate care — in the hospital and community — for children and youth, their families, and those with special developmental needs
  • collaborating with community partners to coordinate care and education for families and communities
  • advancing and sharing knowledge gained through research, to improve health and health care
  • providing education in special knowledge and skills, to meet the particular needs of children, youth, and families
  • advocating for the optimal health of all children and youth


Mac Kids is committed to

 the Hamilton Health Sciences core values of respect, caring, innovation, and accountability. In fulfilling our unique mission and in pursuing our vision, Mac Kids is also committed to:

  • the inherent worth of all children and youth
  • partnership with children, youth, and families in care and decision-making
  • the unique differences and needs of children, youth, and families – and the special qualities of those who provide their care


Advancing health and integrating care for children and youth through excellence, innovation, and partnerships. That is the Mac Kids vision.

In part, adapted from content at (August 2012)