About Us

Children’s Health Research Institute discovers ways to prevent and treat diseases affecting babies, children and youth, helping them lead happy, healthy lives.

Children’s Health Research Institute is the third largest, hospital-based child health research institute in Canada. Our basic, clinical and population-based researchers translate knowledge acquired in the lab into better and new treatments of children’s diseases and injuries.

Located in London, Ontario, Canada, we are part of Lawson Health Research Institute and are affiliated with Western University. We have more than 100 scientists and associate scientists working within our Institute.

Last year, our Scientists and Associate Scientists attracted more than $16-million CDN in peer reviewed and industry sponsored contract research funding and authored 150 peer-reviewed original publications. 

Our research is supported by the generosity of donors who contribute to Children’s Health Foundation, as well as government agencies, non-profit foundations, companies and organizations that share our goals.