HELP is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children through interdisciplinary research and mobilizing knowledge.

News and Events

  • Data in Action
    Data & Connection Series: How Revelstoke Used 20 Years of Data to Strengthen Connection

    For the past 20 years, Revelstoke has used Monitoring System data collected across all five tools to inform their community-based work of strengthening child development and well-being in the region. In response to trends in the data, Revelstoke has taken a whole-of-community approach, focused on connectedness and equity.

  • News
    Faculty Profile: Brenda Poon is Promoting Equitable Access Through Research-to-Practice

    Dr. Brenda T. Poon, a faculty member at the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), is an Assistant Professor with UBC’s School of Population and Public Health and Research Department Lead at the Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility.

  • News
    Now Available: 2022-23 CHEQ and MDI Reports

    Reports for the Childhood Experiences Questionnaire (CHEQ) and the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) for the 2022-23 school year are now available to access.

  • News
    Dr. Matt Carwana Announced as New HELP Faculty Member

    Dr. Carwana is a pediatrician and clinician-investigator at BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH). His research sits at the intersection of social justice, public health, and clinical pediatrics and seeks to improve quality of care and health outcomes for structurally marginalized children, youth and families. 

  • News
    Guest Column: The Time is Now — A Focus on Social and Emotional Learning

    In January 2023, HELP hosted a 2-part webinar series presented by internationally renowned Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) scholar and former HELP Director Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichel, alongside researchers from the SEL Research Lab. The following guest column is a contribution from Dr. Denise Buote, SEL Research Lab Team Member, highlighting some key messages from the webinar series, along with links to the webinar recordings, presentation slides, and other related resources.

HELP's unique approach


Reciprocity, accountability and respect are at the foundation of HELP’s longstanding relationships with communities, organizations, institutions and governments across BC and Canada. These relationships, along with guidance from an Aboriginal Steering Committee (ASC), contribute to our research, data and knowledge mobilization initiatives. Learn more about the Aboriginal Steering Committee.


The Child Development Monitoring System safely and reliably gathers population-level data about the developmental health and well-being of children and adolescents at multiple times between infancy and 18 years of age. It is the foundation for much of the leading-edge research and knowledge mobilization undertaken at HELP. Learn more about the Child Development Monitoring System.


Faculty, researchers and affiliates at HELP hold scientific expertise across a wide range of disciplines, contributing to a unique and diverse program of research that situates HELP research at the forefront of important health and equity issues. Learn more about HELP research.


HELP leads collaborative and inclusive processes that transform data and research into action. Across both practice and policy, HELP is focused on supporting evidence-informed change across systems, institutions and in communities. Learn more about HELP’s knowledge mobilization and research impact.


Our work, based at the University of British Columbia (UBC), takes place on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.