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All children deserve the same opportunities for healthy development during their growing up years but a host of circumstances can put obstacles in that path. Genetics and birth issues, physical, emotional and psychological conditions, family circumstances, and lack of access to resources can jeopardize children’s chances of leading a healthy, fulfilling life and make the journey much more difficult for some children and families. By ensuring better chances for all children to receive the timely, appropriate help they need, we all benefit. Canada benefits. The Offord Centre for Child Studies is home to some of the world’s best and most innovative scientific research into children’s mental health and early child development, conducted by a dedicated, multidisciplinary group of professionals from McMaster and Hamilton Health Sciences. Your gift to the Offord Centre supports our core investigative work to:

  • increase our evidence-based understanding of problems related to early child development and children’s mental health;
  • share this knowledge with the health care community, researchers, policy makers and families to improve policies and programs affecting children and youth; and
  • train future scientists who will work to improve the life quality and life opportunities for children.

By making a donation now, you can make a difference that could last a lifetime.

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The Offord Centre for Child Studies is affiliated with the Hamilton Health Sciences network of hospitals and research centres, and is partially funded by the McMaster Children’s Hospital Research Collaborative and The Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation.  Donations made to the Offord Centre for Child Studies are tax deductible. Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation will issue income tax receipts for eligible donations. (Charitable Registration # 13115 9543 RR0001).

For more information on supporting the Offord Centre through your Will, Life Insurance Policy, gift of securities, or other planned gifts, please contact Margaret Jones, Director of Major Gifts, 905-521-2100, ext. 76895 or by email at

If you have any further questions about donating, please see the Donation Frequently Asked Questions.