FASD Day in the Ontario Legislature By: Karen Moore When I first heard about the plan to take 15 families, which included children and youth with FASD, I thought, "Are you kidding me? We are going to travel form Lanark county to Toronto, stay in a hotel overnight and then spend the day at [...]
The 2nd Annual FASD Day February 24, 2020, marked the 2nd annual FASD Advocacy Day. Twelve families travelled to Ontario to share their stories on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and advocate for legislative changes that would allow for more meaningful public consultation and the development of a provincial strategy. KBHN Cheif Scientific Officer, Dr. [...]
KBHN is pleased to invite our community to the 2019 KBHN Annual Conference - mark your calendars for December 10-11! This year's conference theme is "Building Partnerships that Impact Communities" and will be located at the Westin Hotel & Conference Centre in Ottawa. More information to come.
Join us January 31 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 knowledge brokering [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]