Funding Partners

The All Our Families Team has been supported through the years by amazing funders and community partners.

Canadian Partners and Funders


Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation

The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation (ACHF) is the primary charitable fundraiser for the Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH) and Child Health & Wellness Research at the University of Calgary. Their investment in infrastructure for the cohort in child and maternal health research supports child health advancements across Calgary, Alberta and beyond.


Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute

Fueled by partnerships, the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) drives science and innovation to transform the health and wellbeing of children, families and communities.


Alberta Innovates

Alberta Innovates is the province’s largest research and innovation agency. From funding to commercialization, we are Alberta’s innovation engine working to solve today’s challenges, create new opportunities and forge a healthy, sustainable and prosperous future for Albertans today and for generations to come.


Women & Children’s Health Research Institute

The Women & Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI) facilitates research activities, advocates for women and children's health, and supports evidence-informed practice and policy related to female and child health. WCHRI is committed to supporting research excellence to ensure a healthy future for our women and children across Alberta, Canada and beyond.


Canadian Institutes of Health Research

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is Canada's federal funding agency for health research. Composed of 13 Institutes, we collaborate with partners and researchers to support the discoveries and innovations that improve our health and strengthen our health care system.


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports research and training in the humanities and social sciences.


Max Bell Foundation

The Max Bell Foundation seeks better educational, health, and environmental outcomes for Canadians by supporting innovative projects that inform public policy change.


Children and Screens

Children and Screens, Institute of Digital Media and Child Development works to understand and address compelling questions regarding media’s impact on child development through interdisciplinary dialogue, public information, and rigorous, objective research bridging the medical, neuroscientific, social science, education and academic communities.


Calgary Reads

Calgary Reads collaborates with schools, families, professionals and community partners to support, facilitate and advocate for early literacy. They do this through programs and initiatives designed for children from birth to eight years of age, and through work with parents, teachers, mentors, caregivers and communities in which our children grow.


City of Calgary

The City of Calgary designs infrastructure including parks and pathways, recycling and composting services, youth programs and community events. Their event calendar shows information about exercise, art, music and youth classes, check out their website for more information!


Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters champions the health and wellbeing of youth; they step in before it’s too late to help prevent the physical and mental effects of adverse childhood experiences.


Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club (BGC) works to provide safe, supportive places where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life.


Connections First

Connections First is focused on understanding how natural supports can influence the well-being of children, youth and the communities in which they live, sharing learning and resources about the importance of natural supports.



The Maternal Infant Child and Youth Research Network (MICYRN) is a federal not-for-profit organization that links 21 maternal and child health research organizations from academic health centres across Canada, is affiliated with more than 20 practice-based research networks to provide support to new and emerging teams, and has established strong national and international partnerships.


Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has a wealth of resources including links to Healthy Children & Families and the Maternal Newborn Child & Youth Strategic Clinical Network (MNCY SCN). 


United Way

The United Way is a federated network of 69 local offices serving more than 5,000 communities across Canada with the goal to create opportunities for a better life for everyone within our communities.

International Partners



EUCAN-Connect brings together science from Europe and Canada to improve the quality of health care through a more efficient use of data to impact human life course, and facilitate the translation of data into personalized diagnostics, treatment and prevention policies.


LifeCycle Project

The LifeCycle Project is innovative research on the role of novel integrated markers of early-life stressors that influence health across the lifecycle using an open and long-term network of cohorts that started during pregnancy or childhood.


Centering Pregnancy

Cen­ter­ing ­Preg­nan­cy is group pre­na­tal care bring­ing women due at the same time out of exam rooms and into a com­fort­able group setting, giving moms more time with their providers and encouraging moms to engage more directly in their prenatal care.



ISGlobal is a consolidated hub of excellence in research with the mission to improve global health and promote health equity, translation and application of knowledge.