Breakthrough Research

The new research facilities will provide the ideal conditions to continue to attract the world’s top experts in bone research, a place where future standards of care will be developed and put into practice.

A place where ingenuity and passion meet

Shriners Hospitals for Children is committed to the sustained investment in clinically useful research so that fundamental knowledge can be acquired, improving the quality of life for children with orthopaedic problems, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.

In fact, many medical practices that are common in health care today were first discovered and practiced at Shriners Hospitals for Children®- Canada. In 1973, Dr. Francis H. Glorieux founded the Montreal research program with little more than a closet and a budget of $150,000. Despite these early constraints he and his colleagues would go on to make discoveries that changed the course of modern medicine. By working with other Shriners hospitals and developing close ties with nearby McGill University, its Genetics Unit has grown both in size and reputation, developing standards of care for illnesses like rickets and brittle bone disease. Today the SHC – Canada research program attracts some of the best and brightest medical minds from around the world.