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The Cerebral Palsy Canada Network empowers families by providing accessible, credible information on new research discoveries and opportunities. Find information on  research opportunities, rehabilitation, new treatments, medical interventions and policies here.

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RESEARCH Resource & Connection

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A research centre dedicated to generating knowledge & transforming lives of children and youth with developmental conditions and their families.  

CanChild is the hub of an academic network of international scientists who conduct applied clinical and health services research. CanChild research efforts focus on children and youth with disabilities and their families. 

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Parents Partnering in Research

PPR Facebook Group 

In June 2014, this private Facebook group was launched with the goal of exploring social media as a platform to enhance parent-researcher partnerships and encourage knowledge exchange.  The group includes researchers, physicians, parents, siblings, patients, trainees and students who collaborate and engage throughout many discussions on the topic of health and childhood disability.

If you are a parent or researcher interested in joining the PPR Facebook group, please contact the group moderator Rachel Martens​.

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F-Words in Childhood Disability

The ‘F-words’ in Childhood Disability, developed by Drs. Rosenbaum and Gorter (2012), provide a holistic strengths-based approach to health and childhood disability. The CanChild ‘F-words’ research team continuously works to partner with patients and families around the world to develop ‘F-words’ based tools and disseminate and implement these ideas to have a positive impact on children living with disabilities and chronic conditions and their families.  

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Strategic Plan 2020-2025

The five-year CanChild Strategic Plan reflects our hopes for the future state of CanChild: a centre with a shared purpose, where innovative and impactful child health research is at the heart of what we do, and a centre that is recognized internationally for an environment that cultivates diversity and inclusion, collaboration and partnerships. 

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ENabling VISions And Growing Expectations


ENVISAGE is a series of online workshops developed in partnership by parents, clinicians and researchers across Canada and Australia.  ENVISAGE aims to improve parents’ well-being and help them feel more competent, confident and empowered.

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In Canada, as many as 850,000 children under the age of 14 are living with a brain-based developmental disability and face life-long challenges with mobility, language, learning, socialization, and/or self-care that impact the quality of their lives.

At CHILD-BRIGHT, patients, families, researchers, clinicians, policy makers and other key stakeholders work together to improve health care systems, practices, and knowledge to ensure better outcomes for these children and their families.

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The Childhood Disability LINK website aims to Link Information and New Knowledge to families and service providers to enhance the well-being and quality of life of children with disabilities and their families.  The Childhood Disability LINK website is focused on: providing evidence-based information, and connecting families to interesting resources and support networks.

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The Childhood Cerebral Palsy Integrated Neuroscience Discovery Network (CP-NET) is an exciting initiative funded by the Ontario Brain Institute. The program is designed to improve our understanding of cerebral palsy (CP) and accelerate the development of new treatments. This unique opportunity will allow us to better understand the mysteries around CP.  This initiative will gather information about children with CP and their families from across Ontario. The ultimate goal is to improve the lives of people with CP and their families.

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Together, we are making a real difference in the lives of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.

Kids Brain Health Network is making early diagnosis possible, researching effective new treatments, and improving support for families across Canada. We share expertise, mobilize knowledge, and
put research results into practice.

Kids Brain Health Network is making early diagnosis possible,
researching effective new treatments, and improving support for
families across Canada. We share expertise, mobilize knowledge, and
put research results into practice.

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