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CanChild is housed within the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University and is the hub of an academic network of international scientists who conduct applied clinical and health services research. CanChild research efforts focus on children and youth with disabilities and their families. As a world-leader in the field, CanChild strives to generate innovative knowledge and translate research in an accessible way that is relevant and meaningful to those who need it most: families and service providers.

Discover more about who we are, what we do, and why it matters.

Land Acknowledgment 

CanChild and McMaster University are located within the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe nations, covered under the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3 (1792) and protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum agreement. We are privileged to live and work on this land as guests. We give thanks to those who were here before us and acknowledge our responsibility to respect and honour the intimate relationship Indigenous peoples have with this land.

We seek to embody an anti-racist, anti-oppressive (ARAO) stance and advance action toward Indigenous reconciliation, self-determination and decolonization in our daily interactions and organizational structure.

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Learn more about the different diagnoses and developmental conditions that we specialize in.


Research In Practice

Browse the various themes and research areas concerning the lives of children and youth living with developmental conditions.



Review our collection of reports, measures, tools, and other materials that have been generated by our research.



We are very pleased to offer a number of our successful and well-validated measures, tools, and services for purchase.

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