World-class research that saves and transforms the lives of children in BC and beyond

Our researchers are driven by a tireless commitment to help children and their families receive the best possible care and live the healthiest possible lives.

Together with our generous and visionary partners, funders, and donors, and the families who participate in our research, we are at the forefront of child health. We continuously pursue new discoveries and innovations that benefit not only the one million kids in B.C. and Yukon who depend on us, but also kids around the world.

We are part of BC Children's Hospital, the only hospital in B.C. devoted exclusively to pediatric patients. In the lab, clinic and community, our clinicians and scientists are:

  • Improving treatments and finding cures
  • Developing breakthrough technologies
  • Advancing knowledge of child health and development
  • Informing health policy and practice

We do this through a wide and varied research portfolio organized into four themes: Childhood Diseases; Brain, Behaviour & Development; Healthy Starts; and Evidence to Innovation.

We are part of the Provincial Health Services Authority and are supported by the BC Children's Hospital Foundation. We work in close partnership with the University of British Columbia.

Year in Review 2022-2023

For the first time ever, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute has produced a mini Year in Review to publicly share a snapshot of research accomplished during the past fiscal year. 

Research and media coverage highlighted in the Year in Review include improving youth mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 recovery phase in B.C., providing precision care to kids with cancer, a first-in-the-world diagnosis, and a link to a TikTok video about at study in which South Asian kids kicked up their heels in bhangra dance classes and improved their heart health.