Child Welfare Research Portal

Principal Investigator: Nico Trocmé
Co-Investigators:  B. Fallon, V. Sinha, T. Esposito, D. Collin-Vézina
Period:  2010–2018
Funding Source:  RBC Children’s Services Research & Training Program
Period:  2010–2018
Funding Source:  Alberta Centre for Child, Family & Community Research
Period:  2010–2016

Past funding

Funding Source:  University of Toronto, RBC Internship

Period:  2010–2012


The Child Welfare Research Portal (CWRP) is Canada’s national clearinghouse for child welfare research. The website consistently receives several thousand visits each month. Between May 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016, there were 115,739 visits to the site and 294,483 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 2,500 subscribers. Over the last two years, 17 Research Watch meetings were held, where 509 articles were reviewed and 17 article summaries were published.