Possibilities in research

Holland Bloorview’s research institute, established in 2004, is the only hospital-based childhood disability research institute in Canada. A multi-disciplinary team of scientists and clinical investigators work collaboratively with clinical staff, clients, families and students to generate research ideas and concepts, as well as conduct world-class, applied clinical research.

Holland Bloorview's research institute is dedicated to improving the lives of children with disabilities through client and family-centered rehabilitation research. We partner with clients and families to create a world of possibility through eleven research centres and labs to help kids meet their goals. As a result of our work, Holland Bloorview’s research institute is recognized around the world for leadership in the field of childhood disability.

Families at the heart of research

Holland Bloorview’s research institute works in partnership with the Research Family Engagement Committee (RFEC). Families help plan, review and advise on research studies. Last year, 156 research family leaders advised on 80 research studies, programs and initiatives.

Groundbreaking prosthetic knee hits the market

Dr. Jan Andrysek and Holland Bloorview’s PROPEL Lab developed the all-terrain (AT) knee, a high-quality, waterproof and affordable prosthetic. The AT-Knee is the product of in-depth research and field testing globally and mimics the movement of a natural knee. Social enterprise firm LegWorks brought the AT-Knee to market last year making it accessible worldwide.

Sharing knowledge

Holland Bloorview's Teaching and Learning Institute plays a vital role in ensuring excellence in pediatric care. At our core is teaching others; we believe that it is the sharing and exchange of knowledge that develops and empowers Holland Bloorview to achieve excellence in caring for our kids.

Advancing care

We are proud to partner with clients and families to ensure excellence in care. Our kids and youth show us that so much is possible and we are inspired every day by their goals and achievements. We consistently strive to exceed expectations to help our clients reach their full potential.

Partnering

The unique wants, needs and preferences of clients and families are reflected in all that we do. We value the contributions of clients and families as advisors, mentors, teachers and partners in care and research.

Research

Holland Bloorview's Research Institute is dedicated to improving the lives of children with disabilities through client and family-centred rehabilitation research. We partner with clients and families to create a world of possibility through eleven research centres and labs to help kids meet their goals.