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Offord Centre for Child Studies

For more than a decade, a pioneering, interdisciplinary group of researchers at the Offord Centre have been working to improve our knowledge and understanding of children's mental health by shining a light on the factors that cause some children to be at risk. Inspired by their belief that the right supports delivered early in a child's development can enrich the life quality and life chances of even the most vulnerable children, they are doing some of the world's best and most innovative work in the field of early child development and children's mental health.

The Offord Centre for Child Studies leads the search for solutions that enhance the mental health of children by:

  • Leading scientific research that influences programs, policies and solutions that improve children's life opportunities;
  • Forging partnerships with key stakeholders and policy-makers to apply research findings through families and communities to have maximum positive impact on children's development;
  • Training the next generation of scientists and policy makers to carry on this mission.
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