Active Studies

Connecting for Care

Graphic of two bears embracingConnecting for Care is a collaborative project between the University of Manitoba (the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba) and the University of British Columbia, designed to collect data on how people with expertise in child development and rehabilitation engage in knowledge translation.

The overall goal is to improve access to safe and effective health care for families. Findings will be used to implement strategies to move knowledge into action and support health care-to-family connections.

The study includes three phases:

  1. A national survey for any health care providers, researchers, families, and knowledge translation personnel in Canada who work with or support children with disabilities and their families;
  2. Interviews with a subset of survey respondents; and 
  3. A national consensus process to generate recommendations to support knowledge translation (moving knowledge into action). 

Visit our study page to learn more. 

Cerebral Palsy Registry

Child with glasses standing outsideSunny Hill Health Centre is the B.C. participating centre of the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Registry, a confidential, nation-wide collection of medical and social information about children with cerebral palsy (CP). It was created to identify potential risk factors related to pregnancy and interactions of the environment and genetics. The Registry provides researchers with the approximate number of children with cerebral palsy across Canada, and data in the Registry helps researchers explore reasons behind the causes of cerebral palsy, in addition to supporting studies which may lead to improvements in the overall care of children with CP.

To enroll your child, please contact the Research Coordinator at 604-875-2345 ext. 458268 or

Visit our study page to learn more.

Sunny Hill Health Centre Research

Sunny Hill Health Centre and its associated colleges and universities take a leadership role in educating the academic community about child development and rehabilitation. We evaluate and promote innovative service delivery. Sunny Hill is associated with the University of British Columbia (UBC) and other colleges and universities across Canada.

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