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Pain In Child Health (PICH)


Current Funding Partners:

Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation
The NSHRF exists to improve the health of Nova Scotians through health research. They do this by working with stakeholders, including provincial government, health authorities, and health researchers on a number of initiatives and funding opportunities.

The MAYDAY Fund is dedicated to alleviating the incidence, degree and consequence of human physical pain.

The Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation
Focused on supporting all manner of endeavours surrounding Chronic Pain.

Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) – CIHR
Canada's Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) is about ensuring that the right patient receives the right intervention at the right time. The objective of SPOR is to foster evidence-informed health care by bringing innovative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the point of care, so as to ensure greater quality, accountability, and accessibility of care.

Previous Funding Partners:

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada’s health research investment agency. CIHR’s mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 14,100 health researchers and trainees across Canada.

Janssen Ortho
Janssen Inc., a pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson, has been an innovator in the Canadian healthcare industry for over 50 years. Their mission is to make the most fundamental change in the way diseases are managed. They have a leading portfolio of solutions that can alleviate, contain or cure some of the world’s most serious conditions and diseases.

Academic Partners:

Dalhousie University
With campuses located in the heart of Halifax and the picturesque town of Truro, Nova Scotia, Dalhousie is a leading, research-intensive Canadian university offering more than 180 degree programs in 12 diverse faculties. Dalhousie is Atlantic Canada’s leading research university, attracting more than $140 million in research grants and awards each year.

McGill University
McGill was founded in 1821 and since then, grown from a small college to a bustling university with two campuses, 11 faculties, some 300 programs of study, and more than 37,500 students. With a strong focus on interdisciplinary work, McGill ranks among the finest research-intensive universities in the world. McGill is one of Canada’s best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading research-intensive universities in the world.

University of British Columbia
The University of British Columbia (UBC), established in 1908, is one of Canada’s leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world. The university attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world to two major campuses.

University of Saskatchewan
The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. They are home to 13 interdisciplinary colleges, three graduate schools, and six affiliated or federated colleges.

University of Toronto
Established in 1827, the University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in depth and breadth on any other Canadian campus. With more than 82,000 students across three campuses and over 500,000 alumni active in every region of the world, U of T’s influence is felt in every area of human endeavor.

York University
York University is Canada’s third largest interdisciplinary research and teaching institution. They have 25 interdisciplinary and collaborative research centres and ten faculties offering more than 5,000 courses. York has established its reputation worldwide with 200+ partnerships with international universities and more than 300,000 alumni.

University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is a publicly funded research-intensive university founded in 1966, with 14 faculties offering more than 250 academic programs, and more than 50 research institutes and centres.  As one of Canada’s top comprehensive research universities, UCalgary combines the best of university tradition with the city of Calgary’s vibrant energy and diversity.

University of Montreal
The Université de Montréal (UdeM) was founded with the goal of offering higher education. They employ 4,400 professors and offer 350 programs at the Master’s and PhD levels. UdeM ranks 3rd in Canada in terms of research activities. Over the course of more than 135 years, it has become an institution serving society as a whole.

University of Guelph
The University of Guelph has nearly 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students at their campuses in Guelph, Toronto and Ridgetown, including 1,200 international students from more than 100 countries. More than 150 years after the launch of their founding colleges, and more than 50 years since the establishment of the University of Guelph, they now have more than 140,000 alumni living in 150 countries. Research-intensive and learner-centred, their campuses span urban hubs and rural communities.

PICH2GO Partners:

The Hospital for Sick Children
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), affiliated with the University of Toronto, is Canada's most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving children's health in the country. As innovators in child health, SickKids improves the health of children by integrating care, research and teaching.

Alberta Children's Hospital
The Alberta Children's Hospital is a world-class pediatric facility, caring for more than 90,000 children and families each year.

IWK Health Centre
The original IWK Hospital opened in 1970, and today provides quality care to women, children, youth, and families in the Maritime Provinces and beyond. Additionally, the IWK is a respected centre for its world-class research into disorders and diseases affecting children and women and is affiliated with Dalhousie University.