Research and evaluation are important parts of the services provided by the Rehabilitation Centre for Children. Research helps us learn new things and provide better care and new technologies for our children and youth. Evaluations and quality improvement projects are done to make sure that we are doing the best things for our programs and services. Clinicians, therapists and other staff at RCC do research and quality improvement projects. Researchers from universities and health centres in Manitoba, across Canada, and internationally also do research at RCC and SSCY Centre.
The goals of research and evaluation at RCC are to:
- learn more about issues that are important to our children, youth and families
- improve care received through RCC
- increase community participation
- improve quality of life for our children, youth and families
Our children, youth and families are important partners in research at RCC. We work with families to make sure that we are doing research that matters to you. Participants in research and evaluation projects can be children, youth, caregivers and families. Every project is different, and it is up to you to decide if you want to join a project. Some of our research projects also have clients and families as research team members, so that families can give more input into research plans and goals.
We share research results with families so that participants and other families know what we did and how we are using the results. We use the results from our research and evaluation projects to:
- give information to families and clinicians
- offer new programs and technologies
- improve services
You can learn more about our research and program evaluations below. Join the RCC/SSCY Centre Family Network and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on research and evaluation projects at RCC! Please contact our Research Coordinator for more information, to join a project, if you have an idea for research, or if you have any questions: Jessie at firstname.lastname@example.org or (204) 258-6717.