The Offord Centre collaborates with various academic and non-academic institutions in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and around the world. Our core members, research teams, staff and students forge meaningful partnerships with organizations who have a similar goal – to improve the lives, health and wellbeing of children and youth.

Academic Institutions

Brock University

Canadian Consortium on Child and Youth Trauma

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

CHEO Research Institute

Child Mind Institute

Dalhousie University

Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO)

Harvard University

Haruv Institute

Hospital for Sick Children Toronto

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Johns Hopkins University

Laval University

Macquarie University

McGill University

McMaster University

Mount Saint Vincent University

Mount Sinai Hospital

National Institute of Mental Health

Simon Fraser University

Stanford University

Tel Aviv University

Ohio State University

Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU)

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Università di Bologna

Università del Piemonte Orientale

Université du Québec à Montréal

University of British Columbia

University of Calgary

University of California

University of Cambridge

University College London

University of Colorado

University of Ottawa

University of Manitoba

University of Saskatchewan

University of Toronto

University of Victoria

University of Washington

University of Waterloo

Western University

York University

Non-Academic Institutions

Alberta Health Services

Accerta Services Inc. 

Associations for the Faculties of Medicine Canada 

Atlas Institute for Veterans and Families

Autism Ontario 

Autism Speaks Canada

Autism Alliance of Canada

Azrieli Foundation

Canadian Association of Social Workers 

Canadian Emergency Physicians Association 

Canadian Forces and Morale Welfare Services 

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) 

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) 

The Autism Alliance of Canada and The Offord Centre

MacART has been working with the Autism Alliance of Canada for many years, striving towards the development of a National Autism Strategy (NAS). With the federal government’s commitment to making this strategy a reality, MacART and the Alliance continue to build a more coordinated approach to advance autism research. This has included collaborating on applications for developing a national data hub and a national Autism waitlist initiative. These programs would serve as building blocks of a Learning Health System for Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, facilitating multidisciplinary, multi-sector, and multi-jurisdictional data initiatives and health services and policy research for Autism that can be used to inform disability policy and increase the health and wellbeing of Autistic Canadians.

Children’s Healthcare Canada, UNICEF and the Offord Centre

The Advancing Youth Mental Health team is currently involved in a national study: the Canadian Longitudinal Health Study on Children and Youth (CHSCY). This work, which is conducted in concert with Statistics Canada, involves strategic collaborations with Children’s Healthcare Canada and UNICEF. These collaborations aim to foster the development, promotion, and execution of knowledge exchange initiatives. Moreover, the findings are expected to play a pivotal role in the implementation of effective policy by government and other organizations . These collaborations will help ensure findings will directly benefit all Canadian children and those who care for them.

Canadian Paediatric Society 

Canadian Psychiatric Association 

Canadian Society for Addiction Medicine 

CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research

Capitalize 4 Kids 

Child Welfare League of Canada 

Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition 

Children’s Healthcare Canada

CHEPA Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis

CHIMO Youth & Family Services

City of Hamilton, Child and Adolescent Services 

Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) 

College of Family Physicians of Canada 

Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression 


Empowered Kids Ontario

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador – Department of Education 

Government of Prince Edward Island – Ministry of Education, Early Learning and Culture

Government of Manitoba – Minister for Education and Training 

Health Canada 

Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation

 Hamilton Health Sciences / McMaster Children’s Hospital 

Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board 

Institut de la statistique du Québec 

Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation 

Justice Canada 

Juravinski Research Institute 

Kids Brain Health Network 

Lynwood Charlton Centre

Empowered Kids Ontario and The Offord Centre

Our McMaster Autism Research Team (MacART) at the Offord Centre has established a strong partnership with Empowered Kids Ontario (EKO) through important work evaluating virtual care services offered to children across Ontario. The team, led by Dr. Stelios Georgiades and Dr. Elyse Rosa, completed an evaluation which focused on the processes and outcomes of a variety of virtual care services provided to children and families by organizations across the province. The strong partnership our team has with EKO has been strengthened through this work and we will continue to pursue avenues for future collaboration.

Margaret & Wallace McCain Family Foundation 

Maternal Infant Child and Youth Research Network

Mayberry Family Fund 

Military Suicide Research Consortium 


Montreal Children’s Hospital 

National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder in Youth (NEA-BPD) 

Northwest Territories Ministry of Education, Culture and Employment

Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development 

Nurse-Family Partnership National Service Office (US)

Ontario Brain Institute

Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services 

Ontario Ministry of Education 

Ontario Ministry of Health 

Parris Island Marine Recruitment Depot 

Pediatric Chairs of Canada Public Health Units – Niagara Region, Southwestern, Toronto 

Public Health Agency of Canada (Magdalena)

Public Health Ontario 

Public Health Services (Northern Ireland) 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada 

SickKids Foundation ()

Sinneave Family Foundation 

School Mental Health Ontario 

Statistics Canada 

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Stoney Creek Girls Hockey Association 

Suicide Prevention Council of Hamilton 


Victim Justice Network 

Woodview Mental Health & Autism Services 

World Health Organization

York Hills Centre for Children, Youth and Families

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