Partner Organizations

The ACHH Initiative research is conducted in the  Centre for Pediatric Pain Research (CPPR) with the support of our partner organizations:

The IWK Health Centre
Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the IWK Health Centre provides quality care to women, children, youth and families in the Maritimes and beyond. The IWK is engaged in leading-edge research, works to promote healthy lifestyles for families, and supports education opportunities for health professionals and other learners. The IWK is committed to ensuring that our programs and staff demonstrate culturally-competent and inclusive care, and advocate for the health and equity of our increasingly diverse Maritime communities.


Chronic Pain SPOR Network
The Chronic Pain Network is one of five networks to receive funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) and represents an unprecedented level of collaboration amongst national stakeholders. Working with patients as partner, the Network supports, coordinates and synchronizes leading innovative and high-impact research with the ultimate
goal of removing barriers to better chronic pain management.


Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is Canada’s federal funding agency for health research. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 13,200 health researchers and trainees across Canada.


Atlantic Aboriginal Health Research Program (AAHRP)
The Atlantic Aboriginal Health Research Program (AAHRP) is an initiative of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The program works with Aboriginal peoples in Atlantic Canada to reclaim, gather, generate and use knowledge to create and sustain healthy communities.


Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF)
The Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation works with provincial government, health authorities and others on research initiatives to improve the health of Nova Scotians. The NSHRF supports health research through Research Enterprise Development Initiatives (REDI), the Research Program, and the REAL Knowledge Program.