Research Dedicated to Improving Lives


The KITE Research Institute - a world-leading research arm at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, is dedicated to studying people and their environments to help prevent injuries, restore function, and enhance participation and independent living. Researchers are actively engaged in developing new treatments, devices, and products as well as gathering evidence that guides changes to policy and public opinion. This research is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with the effects of disability, illness and aging.

Supporting Research

Philanthropy plays a vital role in bolstering the infrastructure that Toronto Rehab requires to turn the ideas of our clinicians and scientists into home, community, and hospital-based advancements and innovations. Donors contribute to the physical equipment and facility requirements of our researchers while also helping fund their research studies and leverage further granting opportunities. Fellowships and Scholarships established through private support allow Toronto Rehab to attract and retain internationally recognized clinician-scientists and nurture the next generation of research leaders.

Focus Areas
  • Research/KITE

    Toronto Rehab is home to the top rehabilitation research centre in the world: KITE (Knowledge, Innovation, Talent, Everywhere). This world-leading centre for rehabilitation research brings together the brightest research minds and state-of-the-art technology. 

  • Dr. Milos Popovic named new Director of Research

    Executive Vice-President, Science and Research for University Health Network (UHN), Dr. Bradly G. Wouters, announced the appointment of Dr. Milos Popovic to the position of Director of Research at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. Learn more

2018 Statistics

Toronto Rehab’s research labs are located at four sites:

  • University Centre
  • Lyndhurst Hospital
  • Rumsey Centre
  • E.W. Bickle Centre

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