Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation

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Enhancing community participation in Canadians with physical disabilities: development, implementation and evaluation of a partnered strategy

2013/14-2019/20 • $2,643,997
Canadians with physical disabilities do not fully enjoy the UN-protected basic right to "full and effective participation and inclusion in society." Indeed, many Canadians with physical disabilities report disrupted levels of participation in several important aspects of community life such as...

Canadian Traumatic brain injury Research Consortium (CTRC)

2015/16-2019/20 • $1,824,513
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the most common cause of death in the first half of life and the most frequent cause of long term handicaps for Canadians of all ages. TBI can be quite variable. Individuals who experience the mild form, called concussion, can appear normal on the outside but be...

Co-Developing and Co-Implementing the First Integrated Knowledge Translation Guiding Principles for the Spinal Cord Injury Research System

2018/19-2019/20 • $140,630
Findings from research that could enhance the lives of Canadians are often not used in practice. When research is applied, the process is often slow and haphazard. The ineffective and inefficient translation of research into practice is of particular concern for people with spinal cord injury...

Predicting Persistent Postconcussive Problems in Pediatrics (5P)

2012/13-2017/18 • $523,705
Concussion, a mild traumatic injury common in children and adolescents, is a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain. The lay press is inundated with reports of tragic consequences of concussion, and children are not immune. Persistent postconcussive symptoms (PCS) is defined as...

Promoting Financial Management Independence after Traumatic Brain Injury

2013/14-2016/17 • $115,000
Many survivors of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) have significant thinking and planning impairments that affect their judgment, awareness and decision-making. As a consequence, TBI-survivors can have difficulties in managing their finances. Depending on the extent of these issues, family or the...

CIHR Team in Traumatic Brain Injury and Violence

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,887,348
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) accounts for 50% or more of all trauma deaths, and an estimated 2% of the population live with lifelong disabilities resulting from TBI. There appears to be a direct link between TBI and violence, which itself is a major issue for Canadians. The goal of the research...

CIHR Team for the Development, Testing and Knowledge Translation of Innovative Approaches to Optimize Gait and Balance of Older Adults

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,058,486
The team aims to promote mobility in aging by optimizing gait and balance (G&B). Our objectives are to: 1) develop innovative, cost-effective approaches to improve G&B and prevent falls; 2) test the efficacy of these new approaches; 3) transfer the new technologies and knowledge to consumers,...

Using peer mentor support to enhance social participation/community integration among adults with spinal cord injury

2012/13-2014/15 • $198,837
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognizes the right to "full and effective participation and inclusion in society." Nevertheless, many of the 85,000 Canadians currently living with a spinal cord injury (SCI) face social and physical barriers that limit their full...

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