CanChild is formally recognized as a research centre of McMaster University. Support for our centre and our researchers comes from a variety of sources:
The University, in particular the School of Rehabilitation Science, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Family Medicine and Faculty of Health Sciences, provide both financial and infrastructure support to CanChild. Research space is generously provided to CanChild by the School of Rehabilitation Science.
CanChild is committed to making research findings available on the website free of charge. This is critical to ensuring the most current information on childhood disability is easily and quickly available to be used in advancing the care provided for children with disabilities by families and service providers. Donations to CanChild support the activities required to make knowledge quickly available and understandable. Your donation will ensure that these activities continue.
Some donations are targeted to specific projects that support children and families. For example:
Pollock Foundation funds provide opportunities to pilot new ideas. Their funding has supported the development of The KIT: Keeping It Togetherô and the Youth KIT .
Hamilton District Society for Disabled Children funds are currently allowing CanChild to make its website fully accessible to persons with disabilities.
CanChild Investigators apply for funding to conduct research into childhood disability issues. Since its inception in 1989, CanChild has been very successful in obtaining millions of dollars in research grants from numerous provincial, national and international sources. In addition, CanChild is recognized as an international leader in knowledge translation research.
Endowed Chairs, Canada Research Chairs and Career Awards
These awards provide support for the work of individual investigators for a specific time period. CanChild investigators currently hold the following awards:
- Canada Research Chair in Childhood Disability Research, Dissemination and Mentoring - Peter Rosenbaum (2008-2014)
- John and Margaret Lillie Chair in Childhood Disability Research - Mary Law (2010-2015)
- Ontario Women's Health Council / Institute for Gender and Health Mid-Career Award - Anne Klassen (2010-2015)
- McMaster Family Medicine Professorship in Child Health Research - John Cairney (2008-2013)
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award - Brian Timmons (2011-2016)
- Scotiabank Chair in Child Health Research - Jan Willem Gorter (2013-2017)