ENabling VISions And Growing Expectations for Service Providers

Help us Pilot the ENVISAGE-SP Program 

Enrollment for ENVISAGE SP is OPEN!

We wish to engage with service providers (SPs) who work with children with developmental challenges, delays or disabilities and their families. Our aim is to evaluate a series of five online workshops for service providers.

If you want to join, please click on the button.

For more information, please contact:

Debbie Hughes (Canada): envisage@mcmaster.ca 

Miriam Yates (Australia): sp.envisage@mcri.edu.au


We are a team of researchers, clinicians and parent researchers in Canada and Australia. We have co-designed a series of workshops for service providers, called ENVISAGE-SP. Developed from our current family-directed ENVISAGE-FAMILIES program, the focus of ENVISAGE-SP is to introduce service providers to new ideas about health, development, parenting, family well-being, and ways to communicate and collaborate with families and colleagues. 


Our goals for this project are to share with service providers some of the new and different ways we are thinking and talking about childhood ‘disability’. The workshops have been developed in collaboration with parent leaders and service providers from Canada and Australia who are research partners in this project. 

How can I get involved? 

If you are in Canada, contact:                               

Debbie Hughes: envisage@mcmaster.ca

If you are in Australia, contact:

Miriam Yates: sp.envisage@mcri.edu.au

Who is funding the research project?

This study is funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), with partnership funding from Kids Brain Health Network (Canada) and the University of Melbourne. This project has been reviewed by the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board (#13369) and Australian Catholic University HREC (2021-95H).

This study has been reviewed by the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board under Project (#13369) and by Australian Catholic University HREC (2021-95H), and received governance approval from Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne HREC (#76928).