About CRIR

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal (CRIR) is a unique research center. It is distinguished by the excellence, breadth and diversity of its research in rehabilitation, as well as through its interdisciplinary, intersectoral and knowledge mobilization initiatives. These initiatives have an important impact in the clinical, scientific, public and community sectors. CRIR provides an extraordinary environment for the training of new researchers, and is also a model of partnership and administrative synergy.


CRIR’s mission and objectives

CRIR’s ambition is to better meet the needs of people of all ages with a physical disability. Its mission is “to optimize the functional capacity, performance, participation and social inclusion of people living with physical disabilities through research in the domains of biomedical and psychosocial rehabilitation”.

Building on the significant achievements since 2000, CRIR continues to promote excellence in rehabilitation research and to expand innovative research to meet emerging priorities in the field, basing its success on interdisciplinarity and the integration of the biomedical and psychosocial aspects with the rehabilitation process.

CRIR’s 2022-2028 Strategics Orientations

  1. Integrate interdisciplinary and intersectoral perspectives for state-of-the-art rehabilitation
  2. Develop innovative strategies to support the continuum of rehabilitation services from acute care to the community
  3. Promote inclusion, justice and social participation through inclusive environments
  4. Advance the science of knowledge mobilization and translation
  5. Adapt to societal challenges in an agile manner
  6. Accelerate research in clinical settings by addressing organizational, ethical and policy issues
We invite you to discover how these 6 orientations come to life through “The Faces of CRIR Research” a short video series 6 video highlighting the personal stories of individuals who inspire the research we do at the CRIR.


CRIR in numbers

CRIR has 95 researchers divided into two research axes, including 15-20 fellows and 8 research chairs over the past five years.

Over 153 clinician/health care professional members collaborate with the researchers, and also conduct their own research projects.

CRIR researchers supervise more than 460 students, half of whom are doctoral students.

CRIR researchers and their teams benefit from more than 50 research laboratories in its various sites.

Annually, the CRIR Research Ethics Board for the CRIR Institutions evaluates an average of 120 new research projects.

Thanks to all these actors, CRIR is today one of the largest research centers in rehabilitation in Canada.

University affiliations

The majority of CRIR’s researchers are professors at the Université de Montréal, McGill University and the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). The CRIR also counts among its researchers professors from other Quebec universities such as Concordia University, Université de Sherbrooke, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) and École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS).