About Us: Kids Brain Health Network (KBHN; formerly NeuroDevNet) was established in 2010 and funded by the NCE program as a network of researchers and clinicians seeking to understand brain development, with the specific goal of mobilizing this knowledge to improve the lives of children living with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.
Our Vision: All children living with neurodevelopmental disabilities enjoy quality of life, inclusion in all aspects of society and reach their full potential.
Our Mission: Through catalyzing collective action across sectors, KBHN ensures optimal care and better outcomes for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families
- We develop tools for earlier diagnosis because the sooner a neurodevelopmental disability is identified, the sooner interventions and services can be harnessed to optimize the best developmental outcomes for each child
- We discover and evaluate effective interventions that make a difference in achieving optimal development, and work to ensure they are made available to every child who could benefit, regardless of the province or territory they call home
- We assess and scale supports for families and caregivers to improve family well-being and help children reach their full capacity
- We train the next generation of multi-disciplinary neurodevelopmental scientists, provide enriched learning opportunities, and foster skills to help them excel in the workforce
- We build capacity and engagement of our families and caregivers and front-line community agencies in the research we fund
- We support and facilitate opportunities for the broader neurodevelopmental researcher community to networking, share knowledge and build collaborations
- We mobilize our findings into improved guidelines, policies and practices for better outcomes
- We deliver impact that benefits Canada and Canadians
- We do this by engaging and partnering with community groups, non-profit organizations, industry, parents, clinicians, health professionals, provincial and federal governments and everyone who can play a role in advancing knowledge to improve outcomes for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.