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CanChild is grateful to the key partners for their financial and resource support: McMaster University, the Faculty of Health Sciences, the School of Rehabilitation Science, the Department of Pediatrics, and the McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Director’s Message

“CanChild has continued to generate innovative knowledge and translate research in an accessible way that is relevant and meaningful to those who need it most: children, families and service providers.”

– Dr. Dina Brooks, Acting Director

Strategic Plan

The CanChild Strategic Plan was formally launched in January 2021. This 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. In 2021, three areas were prioritized to move forward: Develop, implement and evaluate strategies to promote the impact of CanChild; Develop and implement a clear partnership strategy; and Embed knowledge translation strategies into research using KT science.

Click below to see what has been happening in each of these areas!

Research Impact
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Partnership
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Knowledge Translation
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Research Highlights

In this report, we have highlighted 16 active projects throughout 2021. However, CanChild Scientists are partnered in many more projects in the field of child health and disability. Click on each box to learn more!

Autism Classification System of Functioning

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Back2Play App

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BEST SIBS Study

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C-BiLLT

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READYorNot™ Brain-Based Disabilities Project

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CP-NET

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ENVISAGE

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Family Engagement in Research

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F-Words for Child Development

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Gross Motor Function Family Report

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Measure of Processes of Care

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Partnering for Change

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PREP

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Training Intervention and Program of Support

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Transition Hub

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Youth Engagement in Research

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By the Numbers

In 2021, CanChild has consistently been successful in securing funding, publishing papers, and disseminating findings. Click on each button to learn more!

142

Publications

117

Presentations

7 500

Engagement

39

Grants

$727 000

Revenue

11

Awards
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The Centre

Founded in 1989 at McMaster University, CanChild is a world leader in the field of childhood disability. Below we have highlighted our team and partners who contributed to our success in 2021! Click on each box to read more.

CanChild Team: 67 Scientists and Associates, 32 Research and KT Support Staff
Trainees: 32 PhD Students, 18 Post-Doc Fellows
Partners: 22 youth/young adults, 21 parents
Advisory board and governance: 17 Advisory Board Members, 4 in Governance, 8 Collaborators

CanChild Work & Play

We value a positive work culture here at CanChild!

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Produced & Designed by Samantha Dong, Danijela Grahovac, Jathushika Ilangkumaran, Dayle McCauley.

Special thank you to all CanChild members and staff who contributed to this report!