SPARK - Support

Donor presenting a cheque to staff.

The Spark Lab is deeply appreciative of the generous support from government and non-government funding sources that allow us to conduct clinically-grounded research that we hope will improve the health and well-being of children and youth with disabilities and their families. We are committed to working closely with clinical and research partners to create, carry out and translate our research into real world practice. Below is a list of our funders and partners who are currently involved in our projects.


Funding Agencies

  •  Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • CIBC Children’s Foundation
  • Ontario Brain Institute

Clinical Research Partners

CanChild Centre for Disability Research, Hamilton, ON

Child Development Rehabilitation Program (DCRP), Hamilton ON

ErinoakKids, Mississauga, ON

Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, ON

Glenrose Rehabilitation Centre, Edmonton AB

Isaac Walton Killam Children’s Hospital, Halifax NS

Princess Margaret Children’s Hospital, Perth Australia

Rehabilitation Centre for Children, Winnipeg MB

Sunnyhill Children’s Hospital, Vancouver BC

Thames Valley Children’s Treatment Centre, London ON

The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto ON


Community and Other Partners

  • Three to be Foundation
  • Aim2Walk, Mississauga ON
  • NeuroDevNet

University Partners

  • University of Toronto (Department of Physical therapy, Department of Occupational Therapy, Institute for Biomedical Engineering, graduate Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faulty of Kinesiology and Physical Education)