About Our Networks

The CHILD-BRIGHT Network, headquartered at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), is an innovative pan-Canadian network that aims to improve life outcomes for children with brain-based developmental disabilities and their families. Using child- and family-focused approaches, we work to create novel interventions to optimize development, promote health outcomes, and deliver responsive and supportive services. Co-Directed by investigators at the BC Children’s Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), CHILD-BRIGHT is made possible thanks to a five-year grant by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) under Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR), and 27 generous funding partners from public and private sectors across Canada. www.child-bright.ca


Le Réseau BRILLEnfant est un réseau pancanadien novateur qui vise à améliorer la qualité de vie des enfants ayant des troubles du développement d’origine cérébrale et de leur famille. Au moyen d’approches axées sur la famille et l’enfant, nous développons de nouvelles interventions qui visent à améliorer le développement de l’enfant, favoriser des résultats plus sains, et offrir des services adaptés aux besoins. Le réseau est dirigé à partir de l’Institut de recherche du Centre universitaire de santé McGill et est codirigé par des chercheurs basés au BC Children’s Hospital et à l’Hôpital pour enfants malades de Toronto (SickKids). Notre travail est possible grâce à une subvention de cinq ans des Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada (IRSC) dans le cadre de leur Stratégie de recherche axée sur le patient (SRAP) du Canada, et l’appui financier de 27 partenaires des domaines publics et privés à travers le Canada. www.BRILLEnfant.ca

As the first national research network in Canada focusing on brain development and neurodevelopmental disabilities, Kids Brain Health is dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for affected kids and their families. Today, one out of six children worldwide lives with a life-long condition such as autism (ASD), cerebral palsy (CP), or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).  

We set out as NeuroDevNet in 2009 to study typical brain development, and identify what goes wrong - and why - in brain-based disabilities. Our aim: to meaningfully improve quality of life for children and their families through early diagnosis, effective treatment, and support for caregivers. We continue this vital work under our new banner as Kids Brain Health, bringing together leading researchers in basic and clinical sciences, and training a new generation of Canadian researchers dedicated to the same goals. 

A wide range of partners and families support us in these endeavours, helping to shape our priorities and translate our findings into programs, policies and services. Together, we’re moving from research to impact.