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── Research & Collaborations



Proven expertise
Philou LAB is the laboratory through which our ideas for improving the quality of life for families living with a polyimpaired child. Since 2017, we have started and collaborated on the creation of a dozen initiatives, some of which have materialized into programs at Centre Philou and beyond. Here are some of them :

Philou + CHUM 
Together with 1st and 2nd line partners, rehabilitation centers, parents, school, social and community services, Centre Philou and the CHUM are in the process of developing an ambitious transition project that is efficient, optimal and facilitating, in order to improve the life trajectory and complete, integrated care of polyimpaired individuals who have become adults and their aging families. The results will allow us to establish a future transition model.

In 2020, Centre Philou actively participated in the MUSCO program. The project, powered by CHU Sainte-Justine and its Marie Enfant Rehabilitation Centre, the Montreal Children’s Hospital and the Shriners Hospitals for Children, aims to transform the care of children living with musculoskeletal disorders and requiring complex care, while offering better support to families.

Recommendations for optimal service provision to polyimpaired children and their families
« Recommendations for optimal service provision to polyimpaired children and their families » is a joint research with researchers and professionals from Centre Philou, McGill University, Shriners Hospital and Université de Montréal. It was presented at the Kids Brain Health Network Conference in Ottawa.

Ad Hoc Committee with CIUSSS Centre-Ouest
A multi-sector initiative for the improvement and trajectory of rehabilitation and ongoing support services for children with disabilities.

Chantier Répit-SPPH
In 2020, our partner Solidarité de parents de personnes handicapées (SPPH) undertook the second phase of the Chantier québécois pour le répit offert aux familles de personnes handicapées. Centre Philou participated with several other organizations.


Au nom des familles et de leurs enfants, au nom de de toute l’équipe qui travaille avec amour et ardeur au Centre Philou, nous vous remercions du fond du coeur de croire en nous, de nous donner le courage et l’énergie de continuer à grandir.


On behalf of the families and their children, on behalf of all the team members who work with love and ardor at Centre Philou, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for believing in us, for giving us the courage and energy to continue to grow.