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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CanChild 2018 Annual Report

CanChild is proud to celebrate another outstanding year of research in childhood disability with the release of our 2018 Annual Report.

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Parents Participating in Research

A new paper published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research describes how CanChild researchers and parents of children with disabilities worked together to build a remarkable online community and innovative partnership. ​​

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CanChild's 2015 Annual Report

A review of our productivity and accomplishments in 2015

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CanChild Announces Autism Classification System

Researchers from CanChild have created a groundbreaking new tool to help categorize ‘levels’ of social communication skills among children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

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Webinar - The F-words in Childhood Disability: A Call for ACTION

CanChild's Peter Rosenbaum, Jan Willem Gorter, and Andrea Cross, along with their colleagues recently presented "The F-words in Childhood Disability: A Call for ACTION – Bringing parents, clinicians and researchers together" webinar for the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres.

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Partnering for Change Final Report

On behalf of Dr. Cheryl Missiuna, Cathy Hecimovich and the Partnering for Change research team, we are pleased to announce the public release of the final report of the Partnering for Change: Implementation and Evaluation Study (2013-2015).

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Developing a Knowledge Translation (KT) Strategy for a Centre of Childhood Disability Research: Description of the Process

Knowledge translation (KT) is an increasingly important topic for researchers, but there is limited information available on how KT activities should be planned and prioritized.  CanChild recently published an article outlining our KT strategic planning activity. Come read and learn about it here!

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What Families Have to Say About CanChild

CanChild: Generating Knowledge, Transforming Lives Video

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It's a no-brainer: Wearing a helmet can save your skull

June 1, 2012

Carol DeMatteo, Scientist at CanChild and co-ordinator of the Paediatric Acquired Brian Injury Follow-up Clinic at McMaster Children's Hospital, answered a question about the importance of wearing a bike helmet in the Hamilton Spectator House Calls column.

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Does disability dampen teen sexuality? No! doctors say

November 8, 2011

We should not ignore the fact that teens with disabilities develop the same sexual interest as their peers. It is important to discuss friendships, relationships and sexual development with disabled teens to help them overcome the lack of equal social participation and sex education.

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Understanding Developmental Coordination Disorder

September 20, 2011

DCD occurs when a delay in the development of motor skills, or difficulty coordinating movements,results in a child being unable to perform everyday tasks. Lisa Rivard (CanChild), along with Tomas and his mother, has recently profiled DCD on CHCH News. CHCH has generously shared the link to the feature story.

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Focus on Function Study

August 19, 2011

A context-focused approach was one of two treatment approaches evaluated in the Focus on Function Study led by researchers at CanChild, the University of Alberta, and the Calgary Health Region. The goal of the context approach was to improve function by changing/adapting the task and/or environment around the child to improve his/her skills and abilities.

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Milk better than water to rehydrate kids

August 18, 2011

A recent study by Brian Timmons and colleagues (Child Health & Exercise Medicine Program and CanChild) reports that milk counters dehydration in active children more effectively than sports drinks or water. The results are to be presented at the bienniel meeting of the European Group for Pediatric Exercise Physiology later this month. The study has received international media attention.

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