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Child & Youth Health


SHRF is excited to host a strategic coming-together of researchers, knowledge-users, community organizations, healthcare providers and leaders to foster relationship building and collaborative research in the field of
Child and Youth Health. 

Event Host

SHRF is the provincial funding agency that funds, supports, and promotes the impact of health research that matters to Saskatchewan. SHRF also serves as a trusted and neutral convener between multiple stakeholder groups involved in the Saskatchewan health research ecosystem.

Solutions Focus Areas

SHRF's Solutions Program encompasses two research grants that support interdisciplinary teams of researchers working hand-in-hand with knowledge-users to address timely health needs in Saskatchewan. SHRF's 'Solutions Focus Areas' direct strategic funding to the areas of human health in need of timely, collaborative and impact-oriented approaches. SHRF is proud to announce 'Child and Youth Health' as a new Solutions Focus Area, beginning in the 2023-24 funding year. 
About the Event

When: Wednesday, March 29, 1:00 - 4:00pm

Where: Candle-Span Room, Innovation Place, Atrium Building 
(#104 - 111 Research Drive, Saskatoon SK)

Who: Researchers, policy-makers, community organizations, knowledge-users, healthcare providers and those with lived experience

Please note that this is an in-person event

Event Agenda

Check-in opens: 12:30pm

Opening Remarks: 1:00pm

Patrick Odnokon - SHRF CEO

Presentations: 1:10pm

Susan Nedelcov-Anderson - Special Advisor to Saskatchewan's Children and Youth Strategy, Government of Saskatchewan

Christine Chambers - Scientific Director, Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health, CIHR

Karen Tilsley - SHRF Director of Programs and Partnerships

Networking Break: 2:20pm

Community Partnership Panel: 2:40pm

Rachel Engler-Stringer + Stefanie Foster - 'Come to the Table: School Food Program Development'

Michael Dubnewick + Brian Lewis - 'Stories to Lead By: Experiences of Indigenous Youth in Growing Young Movers'

Stacey Lovo + Ursula Roberts - 'Pediatric Rehabilitation and Remote Access to Care'

Closing Remarks: 3:55pm

Open Networking: 4:00 - 4:30pm

Advanced Registration Required

While all researchers, knowledge-users, community organizations and those with lived experience in the fields of child and youth health are welcomed to attend this event, advanced registration is required.
Please register using the form at the bottom of this page.


SHRF is providing free on-site parking to CYH Event attendees parked in the visitor parking immediately East and West of the Atrium Building. Please check back for a map of designated parking areas. Note that vehicles parked outside of the designated paid areas will be subject to regular Innovation Place parking rates. 


Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be available during this event. 

Solutions Program Funding Resources

This event will include information on SHRF's 2023-24 Solutions Program, with an emphasis on building effective and interdisciplinary research teams. SHRF staff will also be on-site to answer questions about the program.

COVID-19 Precautions

Please note that masks are optional but welcomed at this event. Hand-sanitizer, sanitizing wipes and masks will be available on-site for all registrants to use at their discretion. 


Questions or concerns regarding SHRF's Child and Youth Health Event may be submitted to
Child & Youth Health Event RSVP
Which title best describes you in relation to the field of Child and Youth Health?

Thank you for registering for SHRF's 'Child and Youth Health Event' at Innovation Place on March 29, 2023. Please watch for an email in the weeks leading up to the event with reminders and further information. If your plans to attend change, please email us at so that we can make your space available to another attendee.

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