Making a Difference
Engage children, youth and families
Engaging youth in a health research panel at Children's Healthcare Canada's annual conference
Objective: Host an all-youth panel presentation at a national conference focused on child health and attended by researchers, practitioners, policy makers, patient and family partners, and key stakeholders in our mandate area.
Outcome: 91% of conference attendees who responded to a post-conference poll Agreed or Strongly Agreed that panel members effectively conveyed their information.
Advance research in areas of need and strength
Understanding and mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children, youth and families in Canada
Objective: Improve the understanding, response, and recovery to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children, youth, and families in Canada.
Outcome: Catalyzed a $10.5M federal investment that funded 70 projects covering a diversity of experiences and outcomes including mental health and wellbeing, the social determinants of health, health behaviors, family dynamics, and use of programs and services.
Take a holistic approach to the career pathway
Supporting Health Research Training Platforms
Objective: Support the development of interdisciplinary, inter-jurisdictional, and intersectoral research training platforms that will attract a diverse cadre of high-caliber trainees and early career researchers and equip them with the skills required for academic and non-academic careers.
Outcome: A $31.1M investment over 6 years in 13 training platforms that will provide new training and development opportunities for early career researchers and trainees. One platform is fully funded by IHDCYH, 2 are partially supported by IHDCYH and many of the others address issues critical to children, youth and families.
Find our strategic plan and other impact reports on our Publications page.
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