Dr. Arlette Lefebvre
Child Psychiatrist, Hospital for Sick Children
Arlette is a child psychiatrist on staff at SickKids Hospital and Bloorview Kids Rehab. Within SickKids, she consults to the Pediatric Academic Multi-organ Transplant Team, the Division of Rheumatology and the HIV and AIDS Comprehensive Care Clinic. Affectionately known to her patients as “Dr. Froggie,” she was the founding president of AbilityOnline, the first online network for pediatric patients, which she created in 1992.
In the community, Arlette has been very active in a long list of volunteer organizations and support networks over the years. As well as being an Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada board member, she also sits on the Media Awareness Network of Canada board and on the Special Education Advisory Council to the Ontario Minister of Education.
Some of her awards include: Women on the Move, Women Who Make a Difference, the Easter Seal Gold Merit Award, the Variety Club Diamond Award, induction into the Terry Fox Hall of Fame, the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.