About CRIR

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 in figures

CRIR counts 85 regular researchers (who, in 2018-2019, included 14 researchers with salary awards, 5 research chairs and 1 CFI Leaders Funds), 22 associate members and 6 honorary members.

Over 100 clinician/health care professional members collaborate with the researchers, and also conduct their own research projects.

CRIR researchers supervise more than 400 students, half of whom are doctoral students.

CRIR researchers and their teams benefit from 40 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 Université de Montréal, McGill University and the Université du Québec à Montréal are affiliated with CRIR. The vast majority of CRIR researchers come from these three universities. However, the CRIR also counts among its researchers professors from other Quebec universities such as Concordia University, the Université de Sherbrooke and the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.