Child Welfare Research Portal
Principal Investigator: Nico Trocmé
Co-Investigators: A. Shlonsky, B. Fallon
Funding Source: RBC Children’s Services Research & Training Program
Funding Source: Alberta Centre for Child, Family & Community Research
Funding Source: University of Toronto, RBC Internship
The Child Welfare Research Portal (CWRP) (www.cwrp.ca/) is Canada’s national clearinghouse for child welfare research. Since the launch of the website in May 2009, visits to the new website have consistently increased to several thousand visits a month. Between June 1, 2010 and May 31, 2011, there were 68,859 visits to the site and 244,236 page views. The portal is also the site for Research Watch, an inter-university collaboration that uses a monthly journal club format with faculty and graduate students to review research articles published in leading child welfare journals. The most relevant and well-designed international studies as well as all Canadian studies are summarized and disseminated through the CWRP's list of approximately 7,500 subscribers. Ten Research Watch meetings were held over the course of 2011, where 587 articles were reviewed and 21 article summaries were published.