News & Publications

Brain-Child-Partners Conference: reflections on our theme of reciprocity

November 17, 2017
Brain-Child-Partners, our first annual conference held in partnership with the CHILD-BRIGHT Network, took place on November 6-8 in Toronto.

The three-day event, bracketed by single days dedicated to each network, also featured one day of joint sessions. From planning to presenting to commentary and evaluation, every aspect of the conference placed unprecedented focus on engaging families. 

It's time for Canada to measure up with current data on childhood disability

November 15, 2017

Most data on the prevalence of neurodisability in Canada is at least a decade old.

The absence of accurate information highlighted in an Op-Ed penned this week for the Toronto Star by KBHN Health Economics lead Jennifer Zwicker and colleague Stephanie Dunn, calls into question how decision makers can design effective policies and programs that improve the social, health, employment and economic outcomes for children with disability and their caregivers.

Kids Brain Health Board announces appointment of new CEO

November 7, 2017

Program management expert to oversee Canadian pediatric neuroscience network

The Kids Brain Health Network Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicky Lewis as interim CEO.

Parents spend out of pocket for access to treatments while evidence base and funding lag

October 30, 2017

Since being diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP) at 10 weeks of age, treatment has been a constant in Owen Crumpler’s life. His mother, Karena Crumpler, tried many early interventions including occupational therapy, speech therapy, and acupuncture.

By the time Owen turned three, Karena and her husband felt he hadn’t made as much progress as they’d hoped, so they decided to travel to the U.S. to seek out a trademarked approach that wasn’t then available in their home province of British Columbia.