RBC Children’s Services Research & Training Program
Principal Investigator: Nico Trocmé
Funding Source: Royal Bank of Canada
The RBC Children’s Services Research & Training Program was established with a $2 million gift from Royal Bank of Canada. An annual allocation of $150,000 for ten years is being used to support community research projects and maintain a data laboratory set up to extract and house administrative children services data from across the country, including full funding of the seven projects described below as well as additional funds provided for project 4, 7 and 15 described above. Some of these projects have or will include a cost recovery component, recovered funds will be made available to future projects.
In addition, a $500,000 endowment is being established to supports an RBC Internship Program to allow community professionals and students with research internship and training opportunities to develop their capacity to use research tools to evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services. The internship funding program is in development.