If you answered “Yes” then your kids will adore this activity book!

Specially designed for kids to learn about different career opportunities in healthcare, Hospital Heroes highlights Scarborough Health Network (SHN) staff, medical staff, and volunteers and the vital role they play in the health and safety of our patients, families, and our community.

Illustrated by renowned Canadian artist and Scarborough native Robert Small, each page celebrates the people and professions that make up our rich and culturally diverse health network. Robert Small lends his characteristic style to help create a window through which children of all ages can see themselves as future healthcare heroes.

This book contains colouring and activity pages of a variety of healthcare professions including:

  • Nurse
  • Physician
  • Pharmacist
  • Social Worker
  • Environmental Support Worker
  • Medical Lab Technologist
  • Registration Clerk and more!

We are incredibly proud to share these pages with you. The idea for this book came from Michele James, SHN’s Vice-President of People and Transformation who is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion.  James worked closely with Nick Smith, SHN’s Interim Director of Communications and artist Robert Small to bring the idea from vision to reality.

With funding from the SHN Foundation, these books have been given to patients at SHN’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics and inpatient and outpatient paediatric services. The 22-page activity book is easy to download and print at home, so you can have your very own copy of Hospital Heroes!

We celebrate and value everyone at SHN; those included here represent the spirit and strength of thousands of individuals across our entire health network. Read bios for those included in Hospital Heroes.

So, if you know a child who loves coloring and wants to know about real life heroes, check out Healthcare Heroes!

About the Illustrator

Robert Small has sketched notable Black Canadians for Ontario’s official Black History Month poster every February since Black History Month was officially recognized in 1995. He has also designed posters for Asian Heritage Month and Women’s History Month. https://thelegacycollexion.com/

In 2021, Robert Small was appointed to the Order of Canada for his long-standing commitment to highlighting the accomplishments and contributions of Black people in all sectors of Canadian society.