Child Health and Wellness

For better health and wellbeing of children, families and communities around the world.

Focus on Children and Families

Research in child health and wellbeing has the power to transform the future for children, families and communities. When we effectively treat illnesses and prevent stressors in babies and children, the benefits to children and their families are monumental.

Research Highlights

Charlie Fischer

Fellowship honours ‘giant’ of Calgary philanthropy and children’s health

New UCalgary fellowship reflects Charlie Fischer’s commitment to advancing health care through patient engagement

Catherine lebel

Pediatric-brain imaging initiative maps the developing brain

Developmental Neuroimaging Lab at UCalgary home to one of the world’s largest MRI data sets of kids’ brains

Stephen Freedman

How does COVID-19 affect children?

Peak Scholar Stephen Freedman shares findings of global study

Alberta Children's Hospital

Celebrating ACH100

Research is Care. Care is Research. 

In celebration of the Alberta Children's Hospital turning 100, the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute is sharing the pride, vision and excitement for all that our research teams have and will achieve in partnership with children, families and communities.

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kids in classroom


The Child Health and Wellness research strategy is led by the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) in partnership with Alberta Health Services, the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, and our visionary community to create a better future for children through research. This collaborative community includes investigators from: ArtsCumming School of MedicineKinesiologyNursingOwerko CentreSchulich School of EngineeringScienceSocial WorkVeterinary Medicine and Werklund School of Education.

Collaborations with Cumming School of Medicine Research InstitutesInfections, Inflammation and Chronic DiseasesHuman Dynamics in a Changing WorldEngineering Solutions for HealthBrain and Mental HealthUCalgary Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; the Azrieli Accelorator as well as ii' taa'poh'to'p are critical to accelerating outcomes.

Child health has long been the focus of this diverse group of researchers at the University. Four decades of generous support from the community has fueled research excellence. Today, this group includes over 350 investigators and more than 700 trainees and research staff.

Child Health and Wellness researchers from across campus engaged with child and youth-facing agencies, community members and leaders to develop this strategy. This dynamic journey, involving 640 participants from 40 organizations, illuminated the intersection between the University of Calgary’s research strengths, strategic opportunities and the needs of the community.

kids in circle


Partners who contribute resources to the Child Health and Wellness research strategy include:

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