The Canadian Premature Babies Foundation is proud to partner with and support researchers who focus on questions related to preterm birth, infants born preterm and their families.   We welcome inquiries from researchers who seek family representation on projects.

We have chosen to focus on Peer Support as an area of interest for the next year; we have launched our online Peer Support network and are developing other peer support projects. If you are interested in collaborating on a peer support project, let us know! We have developed a peer support training module that can be delivered in person or remotely.

If you are interested in working with CPBF-FBPC on a research project, please contact us at and please answer the following questions in your email.

1. Why are you asking for CPBF-FBPC’s support and/or participation?

2. What are you asking CPBF-FBPC to do and by what date? (Please note that requests requiring a response in less than two weeks usually cannot be met.)

3  Would you like CPBF-FBPC to participate in this project beyond offering a letter of support? If so, please describe what you expect or what you would like that participation to entail.

4. How will you keep CPBF-FBPC informed of the progress of your proposal or project?

5. What experience do you have in the field of research or with premature infants and their families?

We think having answers to these questions will help us accomplish important goals, such as finding the best representatives for a project, facilitating diverse types of familial/caregiver participation, and keeping better track of all the wonderful family-centred work you all are doing.

Thanks for your interest and for including families as partners in research!