Service and Support.  Making SickKids Better.

Providing an extra dimension of care to SickKids patients and their families since 1950.


The SickKids Women's Auxiliary Volunteers continue to support some volunteer services with a reduced capacity during the pandemic.  The 5Fifty5 Shop, our main store in the hospital lobby, is closed.  To serve our loyal customers, the WAV organization has opened a full online shop.  Please visit us at:

For those physically in the hospital, WAV has also opened The 5fifty5 Annex, a temporary store located just down the hall from our original shop and across from the Specialty Food Shop

The SickKids Women's Auxiliary Volunteers

Our mission is to deliver, through direct service and fundraising, an extra dimension of care to patients and families and to support the clinical, research and learning endeavours of SickKids.

Our values are...Compassion. Commitment. Collaboration.

Becoming a Member

Thank you for expressing an interest in joining the Women’s Auxiliary Volunteers (WAV) at SickKids. At this time, the WAV team has a limited presence at SickKids due to very strict guidelines the government has outlined for volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Once the restrictions have been lifted, we will start accepting emails of interest again.

Please continue to monitor our website regularly for updates on when volunteer programs and opportunities will resume.Being a member of The Women’s Auxiliary Volunteers (WAV) is a rewarding experience.

Not only will you be helping children and their families, but you will find the volunteer work meaningful and be given the opportunity to use your skills and develop new ones.

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555 University Avenue,
Toronto, ON M5G 1X8

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