An ongoing program of community-university research contributing to knowledge and practice addressing conditions affecting the health, development and success of children in Canada and around the world.

Collaborative projects strengthen capacity for innovating and demonstrating research methods, social and health policies, and community programs that build on diverse cultural knowledges, support retention of ethnolinguistic minority languages, and promote social inclusion.



The ECDIP team acknowledges Indigenous people who, since time immemorial, stewarded the lands on which our work takes place. For those of us at the University of Victoria, we are grateful to the Coast and Straights Salish people. This acknowledgement does not erase the ongoing legacy of colonization in Canada, the need to resolve disputes over unceded territories such as the land where the University of Victoria is located, nor the need for ongoing inquiry about our collective responsibility and action.