AbSPORU Partners with University of Calgary to Support One Child Every Child Initiative with $400K in In-Kind Support

AbSPORU will provide core research services in support of this historic $125 million grant.

AbSPORU is proud to partner with the University of Calgary in securing this historic funding and supporting the One Child Every Child initiative. As a foundational sponsor, AbSPORU is providing nearly $400,000 worth of in-kind support to this one-of-a-kind program.

With support committed by AbSPORU, the University of Calgary has earned a $125-million grant from the Government of Canada for child health and wellness research, a first for the University and a catalyst to the launch the One Child Every Child initiative.

AbSPORU will provide core research support services to the initiative, including capacity development, patient engagement, knowledge mobilization activities, and certificate course enrolment. Specifically, AbSPORU has committed to providing in-kind services such as data consulting, patient engagement support, and knowledge translation; hosting dedicated Patient Engagement Journal Club sessions focusing on child and adolescent health topics; and reserving an AbSPORU Studentship to a graduate student whose thesis project focuses on child and adolescent health, to be carried out in affiliation with the CHILD-BRIGHT SPOR Network.

One Child Every Child

One Child Every Child brings together Indigenous ways of knowing and non-Indigenous communities to create a world where every kid can thrive. By combining Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives across 250 unique health delivery organizations including child health research institutes, education and healthcare providers, equity-deserving groups, local, national and global stakeholders, One Child Every Child aims to dramatically improve health outcomes for children across Canada and beyond.

To learn more, please refer to the University of Calgary’s news release and One Child Every Child Impact Page, which provide a detailed overview of the initiative.

"AbSPORU is proud to support this far-reaching cross-sector collaboration aimed at evidence-informed transformation in policy and practice to improve health equity for all children and youth. In sharing our patient-oriented research expertise, we hope to help centre children and youth, and their families and caregivers, at the heart of partnerships that strive to effect meaningful systems change."
Kelli Buckreus, Executive Director, Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit

Addressing Key Health and Wellness Themes

One Child Every Child creates evidence that embraces the diversity of need, social and medical circumstances as well as systemic barriers facing children and families by integrating: Indigenous ways of knowing, equity diversity and inclusion, comprehensive data, transdisciplinary training and technology solutions while finding ways to evaluate and mobilize knowledge for the greatest impact. 

The Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit (AbSPORU) provides expertise, training and resources to Alberta’s health research community to increase Alberta’s capacity for patient-oriented research. We work closely with patients from diverse communities and with our network of healthcare partners to improve health outcomes for all Albertans. By fostering these partnerships, we are strengthening Alberta’s learning health system through effective, evidence-based knowledge translation and implementation, and studying that implementation to accelerate change. Learn more.

The University of Calgary is driving science and innovation to transform the health and well-being of children and families. Led by the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, top scientists across the campus are partnering with Alberta Health Services, the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, and our community to create a better future for children through research.

Media inquiries

Jacqueline Kitzan, Senior Communications Specialist, Alberta SPOR Support Unit

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