What We Do
CanChild takes a leadership role in identifying emerging issues for research, practice, policy and education; conducts high-quality research; effectively transfers knowledge into practice at clinical and health system levels; provides education for families and service providers; and mentors students to build capacity for future generations of researchers.
CanChild generates new knowledge by researching health services and child health issues that are important for children and youth with a variety of chronic conditions. CanChild researchers do innovative research that gives children increased opportunities to thrive at home, at school and in the community.
CanChild is a pioneer in the science of translating new knowledge, sharing it broadly with those who need it most through our website, www.canchild.ca, to:
- Support and empower families,
- Increase the skills and competencies of professionals in the health care system,
- Build capacity in childhood disability services and research.
Our knowledge translation materials are made available free of charge and are used in over 175 countries.
Knowledge Translation Strategic Planning for CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research 2013-2018
CanChild mentors graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, junior researchers and experts in childhood disability from around the world who come to work in our unique, interdisciplinary research environment. These students expand global research capacity in childhood disability
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