The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) supports research and its practical application in the field of neurotrauma. Neurotrauma is an injury to the spinal cord or brain. Our work benefits everyone with a personal or professional interest in neurotrauma.
ONF funds research to fill knowledge gaps in the areas of:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury (SCI)
- Injury prevention; specifically fall prevention across the lifespan
ONF connects people with the research knowledge they need to improve practices and policies. We guide organizations as they work to put research evidence into action.
ONF is a non-profit organization funded by the Government of Ontario.
Core Team Organizations
These organizations are actively involved in the functioning of the Community of Practice (CoP). Their representative sits on our Core Team and they give other resources that help the CoP stay successful and sustainable.
The Seniors Health Knowledge Network (SHKN)’s goal is to improve quality of life for Ontario’s seniors and caregivers. This is achieved through sharing evidence-based care practices within all seniors’ health care venues, particularly among long-term and community care staff; and through informing policy development for service providers, care settings, and knowledge users.
We've facilitated knowledge sharing on topics related to Ontario’s seniors health care since 2005. SHKN includes individuals, organizations, care providers, practitioners, educators, students, researchers and policy makers who connect and collaborate across settings and disciplines to develop, evaluate and share knowledge to inform better client and caregiver outcomes.
The Fall Prevention Community of Practice's newsletter and webinar technology is managed by SHKN.
The McMaster University Optimal Aging Portal offers direct and easy access to evidence-based information about how to stay healthy, active and engaged, and how to manage our health conditions, as we grow older.
The Portal aims to be a trusted voice on optimal aging for citizens, clinicians, public health professionals and policymakers.
The Health Science Information Consortium of Toronto (HSICT) was founded in 1990 out of a desire to strengthen the relationship between the University of Toronto Libraries and the libraries of health care institutions affiliated with the University's Faculty of Medicine.
While we continue to thrive and benefit through support from the University of Toronto, we have grown to include over 40 distinguished organizations including teaching and community hospitals, public health units, and other health care and educational institutions in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. HSICT members collaborate to provide specialized services and cost effective access to online health information resources to over 71,000 health care professionals, educators, researchers and students.