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Edwin S.H. Leong Centre for Healthy Children

Interdisciplinary Research to Promote the Flourishing of Every Child and Family
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Our inaugural Symposium "Seizing the Opportunity: Child Health Equity Research in Post-Pandemic Recovery" was held on Friday, November 18th. It gathered leading Canadian and international academics and policy makers to discuss the role that research should play in addressing equity in children's health outcomes in an era of pandemic recovery. 

Recordings from the event can be found here.


Message from the Co-Directors

Childhood is a critical period in shaping human potential for optimal well-being. When children and youth thrive, a critical building block is established for lifelong health, social functioning and economic productivity. Unfortunately, even in the world’s richest countries like Canada, opportunities for children and youth differ. Morbidity, mortality, growth, development, mental health, and educational attainment are largely determined by children’s social circumstances, with those children and youth who grow up in the most disadvantaged environments at largest risk of suboptimal outcomes.

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👏👏We're thrilled to feature the work of @WilliamsTS_Dr and team on the virtual parenting program, I-InTERACT North, in our November newsletter.

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🥳Congratulations to Dr. @RipudamanMinhas‼️

Nov 14, 2022
Dr. Shazeen Suleman, staff physician in the Women and Children’s Program at St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto, and member of the Edwin S.H. Leong Centre for Healthy Children, provides an update on the “Developing a Community-Informed Intervention to Lessen the Impact of COVID-19 on Families of Children with Developmental Disorders in Toronto’s Inner-City” study.
Nov 10, 2022
Dr. Tricia Williams, Neuropsychologist and Associate Scientist at the Hospital for Children and member of the Leong Centre, provides an update on the Mental Health Support for SickKids Children and Families during COVID-19 Using Established eHealth Intervention study.  
Nov 9, 2022
Kate Braddon, Registered Dietitian and Masters Student from the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children, and Leong Scholar, was recently awarded the “Top Clinical Nutrition Presentation” at the Department of Nutritional Sciences Research Day Poster Competition on October 20. She provides a summary of her poster presentation.

Leong Centre will help improve child health through new precision prevention

Researchers can better predict and enhance health outcomes for children around the world.