Pediatric Studies

Rapid research in the CHILD Cohort to inform Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Meghan Azad and Padmaja Subbarao, University of Manitoba

Building off the CHILD Cohort Study which tracks 3,500 families in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario, this study aims to provide real-time data to public health authorities about infection, symptoms, transmission, and immunity in 12,000 Canadians (CHILD children, siblings, parents) in these four provinces.
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Safe return to school, work, and play: The TARGet Kids! COVID-19 study of children and families

Jonathon Maguire, Unity Health Toronto

This study pivots TARGet Kids! — Canada’s largest ongoing children’s study — to focus on gathering high-quality, real-time data to monitor, quantify, and characterize COVID-19 infection among children and parents.
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The SPRING Study: SARS-CoV-2 infection in children and young adults in British Columbia

Manish Sadarangani, University of British Columbia

The SPRING Study aims to understand the true rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children and young adults in British Columbia, most notably, by including information from children with asymptomatic infection.
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The EnCORE Study: How many children and teens in Montreal have been infected with SARS-CoV-2?

Kate Zinszer, Université de Montréal

The EnCORE Study is a research project estimating how many young people in Montreal have been infected with SARS-CoV-2. Specifically, they are studying 2- to 17-year-olds in daycares, elementary schools, and high schools randomly selected in four Montreal neighbourhoods.
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See our other funded reseach studies