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F-words Foundations for families & service providers training program

  • Program Type

    Team grants

  • Area of research

    Neurodevelopment

  • Competition

    KBHN Strategic Investment Fund

  • Province

    Ontario

  • Start Date

    2022

  • Total Grant Amount

    $555,291

  • Health Canada Contribution

    $277,631

Project Overview

CanChild’s ‘F-words for Child Development’ offer a fresh way for everyone to look at health. Based on WHO concepts, they present a holistic, strengths-based, function-promoting, family-centred approach to child health. These ideas have captured the attention of families and service providers (SPs) worldwide. The uptake of the F-words, and requests…

Community implementation and evaluation of acceptance and commitment training (ACT) for family caregivers

  • Program Type

    Team grants

  • Area of research

    Neurodevelopment

  • Competition

    KBHN Strategic Investment Fund

  • Province

    Ontario

  • Start Date

    2022

  • Total Grant Amount

    $479,141

  • Health Canada Contribution

    $239,571

Project Overview

Family caregivers of people with neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDDs) often experience stress and mental health difficulties (e.g., anxiety, depression); however, there are few services to support their wellbeing. Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT), which increases acceptance and mindfulness skills to help people cope, may be helpful to them. Our ACT-based intervention…

BCi-Move: Empowering severely disabled children to achieve power mobility with brain-computer interfaces (BCIs)

  • Program Type

    Team grants

  • Area of research

    Neurodevelopment

  • Competition

    KBHN Strategic Investment Fund

  • Province

    Alberta

  • Start Date

    2022

  • Total Grant Amount

    $663,000

  • Health Canada Contribution

    $331,500

Project Overview

Thousands of Canadian children living with severe physical disability are intellectually capable but unable to move independently. They are trapped inside their bodies, deprived of their fundamental human rights to interact and participate. An emerging technology, brain-computer interfaces (BCIs), are a potential solution. BCIs allow individuals to interact with their…

Selectively Targeting ERK Signaling to Treat Fragile X Syndrome and Autism

  • Program Type

    Capacity building grants

  • Area of research

    Neurodevelopment

  • Competition

    KBHN Early Career Investigator & Mentorship Awards

  • Province

    Alberta

  • Start Date

    2022

  • Total Grant Amount

    $100,000

  • Health Canada Contribution

    $50,000

Project Overview

Autism is one of the most prevalent neurodevelopmental disorders in Canada. It has a profound impact on the health, wellness and socioeconomic wellbeing of the patients and their families. The etiology of autism is multifaceted but Extracellular signal-Regulated Kinase (ERK) pathway in the brain is a critical convergent node in…

The development of an online peer navigation intervention for youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities

  • Program Type

    Capacity building grants

  • Area of research

    Neurodevelopment

  • Competition

    KBHN Early Career Investigator & Mentorship Awards

  • Province

    Ontario

  • Start Date

    2022

  • Total Grant Amount

    $100,000

  • Health Canada Contribution

    $50,000

Project Overview

Background: Transition from the pediatric to adult health care system is a multi-faceted process that should include medical and psychosocial considerations. Despite the importance of ensuring successful transition and independence in the community, and the significant detrimental health outcomes related to poor transition, there has been limited implementation of effective…