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Improvements & Struggles for Ontario Kindergartners: 9 Years of EDI Data

October 11, 2017
Over the last decade there has been a growing number of Ontario kindergartners who are vulnerable in at least one domain of their development (physical health and well-being; social competence; emotional maturity; language and cognitive development; communication skills and general knowledge). However, children are improving in two key domains of their development. In 2004, Ontario began…

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‘Making the Race Fair’ Study Recruiting Hamilton Families

August 11, 2017
The “Making the Race Fair” study is currently recruiting participants – Hamilton families with children between the ages of 2 and 4 years old. Some young children have emotions and behaviours that are challenging or problematic for families (often referred to as “the terrible twos and beyond”). Children may have temper tantrums because they are…

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Harriet MacMillan becomes Member of the Order of Canada

February 17, 2017
  We couldn’t be prouder of the Offord Centre’s very own Harriet MacMillan, who officially became a Member of the Order of Canada this morning! Harriet MacMillan is a leader in health research in the areas of family violence and child abuse. She is a professor of psychiatry, behavioural neurosciences and pediatrics at McMaster University,…

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Offord Centre to help lead a province-wide Knowledge Network

December 9, 2016
  We’re excited to announce that together with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, the Offord Centre for Child Studies has been chosen to lead a province-wide knowledge network for student well-being!  This new network dedicated to student well-being will receive up to $1.3 million over four years through the Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research….

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Dr. Teresa Bennett and the Offord Centre for Child Studies: Making the Race Fair

November 18, 2016
  We are proud to have the Offord Centre’s very own Dr. Terry Bennett profiled by Hamilton Health Sciences Research Administration, which features researchers and projects that are tackling real-life, close-to-home Hamilton issues and having a positive effect on our patients, families and our community.  Along with a team of clinicians, researchers and trainees at McMaster Children’s…

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Making the race fair for children at risk

September 8, 2016
Congratulations to Principal Investigator Dr. Terry Bennett for being awarded the RBC – Brain Canada Research Partnership in Mental Health Services for Children & Youuth MIRI Grant!

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We are pleased to announce our new Director!

July 18, 2016
We are very pleased to announce that following a recent search, Ellen Lipman has accepted the position of Director of the Offord Centre for Child Studies, following Michael Boyle who stepped down on June 30th, 2016.

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The POND Network Featured in the Globe and Mail

April 25, 2016
Recently, the Globe and Mail featured the Province of Ontario Neurodevelopmental Disorders (POND) Network in an article about ADHD, OCD and autism. This trailblazing project, which is sponsored by the provincially funded Ontario Brain Institute, examines the brain development in children with neurodevelopmental disorders in order to better understand the biology of these disorders. Stelios Georgiades, an associate member of McMaster University’s…

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