Participate in research

Research is fundamental for creating a healthy future for all, but it isn’t just microscopes and molecules!

Right now, evidence for kids is limited and we need clinical research to expand the evidence for the best treatments for children.

Your participation in child health research will improve healthcare for children across the country.

We are currently recruiting youth and families to participate in the following studies*.

Healthy Smile Happy Child – Silver Diamine Fluoride

The Healthy Smile Happy Child Research group is looking for children aged 18 months to 6 years with active cavities. They’re offering a FREE non-invasive treatment (no drills) using Silver Diamine Fluoride to stop decay from getting worse.

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SHRed Concussion study

SHRed Concussions is currently recruiting youth athletes between the ages of 13-18 who participate in volleyball, basketball, hockey, ringette, sledge hockey, football, rugby, lacrosse, soccer, cheerleading, wrestling, snowboarding, or skiing. Participants will be asked to complete weekly surveys about their sport activities and potential injuries. If injured during the course of the study, participants will have access to an Athletic Therapist and Neurosurgeon for care.

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Pediatric Food Allergies in Schools

Dr. Jennifer Protudjer’s lab is currently recruiting school-aged children (5-15 years) for their study “Pediatric food allergy in schools: Learning with children and school staff to share knowledge.”

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Monitoring Diversity in COVID-19 Induced Immunity

We are recruiting participants to join a research study that will help determine what biological factors lead to a protective immune response to the COVID-19 vaccine in youth.

The study will examine how immune responses vary between individuals and patient groups, and how long those responses last. Participants will be enrolled from different demographics to understand how well the vaccine will work in different populations. Data from this study will help to better understand how vaccine immunity will vary across the population. 

Eligibility requirements 

Youth who meet all the following criteria are eligible: 

  • Age 12-17 
  • Had one COVID-19 vaccine 
  • Willing to sign an assent form and have a legal guardian willing to sign a consent form 
  • Willing to come to CHRIM to provide blood samples and a nasal and cheek swab 

Please contact the research team at (204) 228-7013 to participate. 

DBT and Lifestyle Change to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents

Are you concerned about your child’s weight and mental health? The DREAM research group at CHRIM is currently recruiting 5 teens (14-17) to learn about healthy lifestyle habits.

Participants will join small group sessions (virtually) on lifestyle behaviour and mental health.

If you’re interested in getting involved, contact us at 204-789-3591 or email

Learn more here

Mix and match of the COVID-19 vaccines for SAfety and ImmunogenCity- MOSAIC

MOSAIC is evaluating third doses of COVID-19 vaccines (booster shots) for vaccines authorized for use in public health programs in Canada. This study will look at how effective different three-dose combinations of COVID-19 vaccines are, and how long the protection for each combination lasts.

If you’re interested in participating, email or call 204-789-3206.

View recruitment flyer here.