World-class research that saves and transforms the lives of children in BC and beyond

Our researchers are driven by a tireless commitment to help children and their families receive the best possible care and live the healthiest possible lives.

Together with our generous and visionary partners, funders, and donors, and the families who participate in our research, we are at the forefront of child health. We continuously pursue new discoveries and innovations that benefit not only the one million kids in B.C. and Yukon who depend on us, but also kids around the world.

We are part of BC Children's Hospital, the only hospital in B.C. devoted exclusively to pediatric patients. In the lab, clinic and community, our clinicians and scientists are:

  • Improving treatments and finding cures
  • Developing breakthrough technologies
  • Advancing knowledge of child health and development
  • Informing health policy and practice

We do this through a wide and varied research portfolio organized into four themes: Childhood Diseases; Brain, Behaviour & Development; Healthy Starts; and Evidence to Innovation.

We are part of the Provincial Health Services Authority and are supported by the BC Children's Hospital Foundation. We work in close partnership with the University of British Columbia.

*In 2016, we changed our name from the Child & Family Research Institute to BC Children's Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR). We, along with BC Children's Hospital and BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre, are not affiliated with any website claiming our old name and acronym as its own.