Mental Health Research Canada: Investigate Mental-Health Impacts of COVID-19 on Families Who Care for Children with Special Needs

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Sponsor: Mental Health Research Canada

Value: $50,000

Description: Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC), the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) are partnering on a new research grant valued at $50,000. The goal is to better understand how COVID-19 impacts the mental health of children, youth and families in British Columbia, and to identify evidence-based, promising programs and practices to mitigate these impacts.


MHRC, MCFD and MSFHR invite you to carefully read the attached Call for Proposals for grant eligibility and criteria. They have also included a BudgetTemplate in Word to assist you in applying.

As the proposal states, the project must be led by two co-principal investigators who are:

1. Residents of British Columbia;
2. A researcher/academic from an accredited British Columbia-based academic institution, health authority or community organization;
3. A leader or member of a British Columbia-based care or service provider with direct experience in the proposed research and interest in its intended outcomes; and
4. Supported by a team who includes a child, youth, family member and/or caregiver who has lived experience within your chosen research focus.

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