Partners & Supporters

With 1 in 6 children impacted by neurodevelopmental disorders, there is an enormous need to improve diagnostic capabilities, develop new interventions, introduce new clinical practices, and better support affected children and their families. 

Kids Brain Health Network can achieve the needed impacts in these domains only through partnership with other organizations in all that we do. Partners play a vital role in helping to set our research direction, supporting our research and programs, providing connections to families, complementing our research expertise, and ultimately putting our findings to use in clinical and service settings, as well as within the home.


Company partners provide insight to key areas of research and help us ensure that new innovations can be commercialized. Partnering with Kids Brain Health Network will benefit private companies from industry sectors such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, software, multi-media, and informatics, as well as treatment and service providers.

Non-Governmental Organizations

Kids Brain Health Network partners with many not-for-profit organizations and foundations that deal directly with families. These partnerships provide rich opportunities for the voice of those impacted by neurodevelopmental disorders to be heard. In addition, we engage in highly productive collaborations that contribute to our clinical research and encourage uptake of our innovations. A growing community of research hospitals, aboriginal groups, regional health districts, provincial and national organizations for specific brain disorders, and others are collaborating with Kids Brain Health. 



Federal and provincial government partnerships are very valuable for Kids Brain Health Network in supporting our research, helping to shape our strategic priorities, dealing with important policy issues, and with ensuring that innovations are translated to those who can benefit. Ministries we deal are responsible for health and wellness, children and families, aboriginal groups, research and innovation, vocational programs, justice, and educational policies. 

International Academic Organizations

International academic organizations provide Kids Brain Health Network with vital opportunities to share expertise, to engage in our research projects, and to expand our programs and impacts beyond Canada's borders. These global collaborations increase the number of children participating in our shared research, encourage sharing of best practices, and contribute diversity and strength to combined databases and registries that enrich our understanding of neurodevelopmental disorders.

For information about how your organization can partner with Kids Brain Health, contact Nicky Lewis at .