The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montréal (CRIR) began its activities in April 2000. CRIR is funded and recognized by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé and the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et Culture.
A multi-CISSS/CIUSSS and multi-university centre
The organisation of CRIR is multi-CISSS/CIUSSS (Centres intégrés de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) and the Centres intégrés universitaires de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS)). It boasts an interdisciplinary approach to scientific planning, and transdisciplinary and intersectoral research across the biomedical and psychosocial fields, for people of all ages and encompassing all physical disabilities (motor, auditory, visual, language and communication). In addition, since July 2015, CRIR has been the research centre for the Institut universitaire sur la réadaptation en déficience physique de Montréal (IURDPM) and its partners.
CRIR is operated by the Pôle universitaire en réadaptation (PUR), which is an association of four CISSS/CIUSSS. Among the facilities grouped in the various CISSS/CIUSSS, four offer services to people living with a motor impairment:
- Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital of the CISSS de Laval
- Institut universitaire sur la réadaptation en déficience physique de Montréal (IURDPM) of the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
- Constance-Lethbridge rehabilitation Center and Mab-Mackay Rehabilitation Center of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal
The Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille serves clientele with visual impairments and the Institut Raymond-Dewar serves clientele with auditory impairments. All facilities, with the exception of the Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille, also offer services in the area of speech and language.
CRIR also has two other CISSS partners: the CISSS des Laurentides and the CISSS de Lanaudière, which now include the Centre de réadaptation en déficience physique Le Bouclier. These two CISSS serve the four types of clients living with a physical impairment (motor, auditory, visual, and speech and language) and people of all ages.