Families partner in research

The Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM) is currently seeking members for two research advisory councils: 

  • Youth aged 12-20; and
  • Parents/caregivers of children under the age of 18

We are looking for people interested in being a member of the research team as partners and for consultation during various aspects of the research process. No previous research experience is required. 

How to get involved


  • A parent/caregiver of a child OR a youth aged 10-20 who has been to a Manitoba hospital for doctor appointments, emergency department visits or a stay in the hospital?
  • Willing to spend a few hours a month to support research projects about youth, families and their health?
  • Have access to the internet and an active email account?

You will be compensated ($$) for your time. We also provide support such as childcare and travel reimbursement (if required). We are planning six meetings a year (3 online and 3 in person). There will be some emails, questions, and documents to read between meetings. 

About CHRIM Research Advisory Councils

The Parents/Caregivers and Youth in the Research Advisory Councils will engage with CHRIM researchers and new researchers from the University of Manitoba at various stages of projects to support patient and family-centered priorities in research. We aim to support researchers in their work, especially for short-term projects or those new to family involvement in projects. 

The Research Advisory Councils will support researchers on any or all of the following:

  • Solidify research questions and priorities, appropriate methodologies, and give feedback on the strategy to engage parent/caregiver/youth partners prior to grant submission.
  • Consult during the preparation phase on consent forms and recruitment materials.
  • Assist in the creation of and/or give feedback on questions to be asked in interviews with participants.
  • Assist in the creation of and/or give feedback on questions for patient/family surveys.
  • Suggest avenues for the recruitment of participants.
  • Assist in the creation of and/or give feedback on materials to share the knowledge of the findings with the other patients and the public.