As Canada’s population grows and ages, demand for rehabilitation services is increasing. Our researchers are rising to this challenge.
We are developing new and more effective treatments and assistive devices and technologies to help people live as fully and independently as possible. We are also preventing injury by making streets, homes and workplaces safer and by heading off illness before it happens.
Our broad program of research involves:
Our research team has the skills and the will to make a difference. Our scientists are cross-appointed to our affiliate – the University of Toronto – and other leading academic institutions. Our research program is led by Dr. Geoff Fernie, Institute Director, Research.
We are home to one of world’s most technologically advanced rehabilitation research environments, the
iDAPT Centre for Rehabilitation Research. This network of research facilities is truly transforming rehabilitation science.
Our research program has close links with private industry. Our business-friendly approach, diverse skills and expertise and state-of-the-art design and prototyping facilities help to accelerate the movement of products into the marketplace. We are also creating jobs and wealth in our community by providing an important boost and competitive edge to the emerging assistive devices sector in Ontario and across Canada.
Our research program was launched in 2001 with a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and a unique mandate from the Government of Ontario to build capacity for rehabilitation research in the province and advance rehabilitation knowledge and practice through research.
For the 2011-2012 year, our funding came from:
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care: $3,000,000
Toronto Rehab Foundation: $1,100,000
External Research Grants: $7,067,711
We are grateful to the agencies and organizations that provide us with vital support and to the
generous individuals who donate through the Toronto Rehab Foundation.
For more information about our research, contact:
Lois Ward, AOS (NY)Manager, Research OperationsPhone: 416 597 3422 ext. 7600Email: