The Pacific Immigrant Resources Society is hosting a free class to support parents raising children, or caring for adults with a disability. Parenting and Disability runs from Jan 17 through March 7, 2019, on Thursdays from 12:15-2:15 p.m. at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House. To register, call 604.298.5888 or email Valerie at vlai(AT)pirs.bc.ca. PIRS' facilitators will [...]
Join us in the New Year as our KT Manager, Dr. Anneliese Poetz, and KBHN Trainee Stephanie Glegg, a knowledge broker based at Sunny Hill Health Centre in Vancouver, present a skill-building webinar aimed at Kids Brain Health trainees, but useful for budding and experienced researchers and KT professionals alike. Last summer, Stephanie expanded her [...]
Inviting all Kids Brain Health-affiliated researchers to join KBHN Headquarters in shaping the future of the Network as we move toward a potential third cycle of funding. We will use the draft text of KBHN's evolving value proposition as the basis of our discussion. Our value propositions is intended to be a clear statement of [...]
Watch this space for updates on our conference venue, program, and sponsorship opportunities! Join us, as we explore the impact and future direction of Kids Brain Health and our investigators in dialogue with families and front-line organizations, and host dynamic speakers specializing in developmental neuroscience and neurodisabilities from beyond our borders.
For families raising children with disabilities, the transition between childhood and adulthood can be so abrupt and dramatic, it’s often called ‘falling off the cliff’. As teens lose access to pediatric services, parents are left scrambling to make up for the loss. Dr. Jan Willem Gorter, a KBHN investigator, Director of CanChild Research Centre at [...]
Kids Brain Health Network, CHILD-BRIGHT and Dr. Keiko Shikako-Thomas, Canada Chair in Childhood Disability, are co-sponsoring a small delegation of disability rights advocates to attend a meeting of the UN Commission on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in New York City. As part of the June 13, 2018 Convention gathering, Dr. Shikako-Thomas will [...]
On April 11, Amber Mac, a prominent television and social media journalist, dedicated a Facebook Live broadcast to the subject of FASD. Interviewees included parent Amanda Taillefer, who is raising two children with FASD in the Toronto area, Deputy Scientific Director James Reynolds, co-lead of the Network's FASD Research Program, Nancy Lockwood, Program Manager for [...]
Kids Brain Health Network is delighted to announce recipients of funding for 2018-2020. This two-year period represents the final stage of KBHN's second five-year cycle as a Network of Centres of Excellence. Successful applications are close to implementation, show likelihood of providing benefits to Canada and Canadians, and demonstrate potential to make significant improvements in [...]