Fact Sheet


To be a major global contributor to the creation of knowledge that leads to improved child health


To conduct research to improve the health of children in Canada and around the world


To develop child health research at the highest level of national and international excellence

Year Established

1987 - Children’s Health Research Institute was founded by the Department of Paediatrics of the Faculty of Medicine at Western University in collaboration with Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre and the Board of the Children’s Health Foundation.


London, Ontario, Canada

Number of Research Personnel

Over 207 principal investigators (94), technicians (27), support staff (4) and trainees (82).

Current Funding

More than $16-million CDN per year in peer reviewed and industry sponsored contract research funding.


More than 150 peer-reviewed original publications per year.


More than 10,000 square feet of laboratory open-space dedicated to basic, clinical and population-based research.

Key Affiliations

Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University and Robarts Research Institute at Western University.

Supported by

Children’s Health Foundation, as well as government agencies, non-profit foundations, companies and organizations.