The Human Early Learning Partnership is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children through interdisciplinary research and mobilizing knowledge.

News and Events

  • Indigenous
    ASC Profile: How Jeremy Belyea is Transforming Systems and Advancing Reconciliation

    An integral part of the Aboriginal Steering Committee (ASC) at HELP, Jeremy Belyea is a proud member of the Ned’uten Dakelh/Lake Babine Nation, originating from the Raven clan and sitting as a guest of the Fireweed clan in Wet’suwet’en and Gitxsan territory. Our first-ever ASC Profile looks at how Jeremy has pursued his passion for supporting children and youth for a number of years in the public sector, supporting First Nations leadership and systemic change.

  • News
    HELP Unveils New & Improved MDI Data Dashboard

    This interactive online tool now includes data collected in the 2023-24 school year, enabling users to explore trends from 2019-24 for children in Grades 4-8. The updated Dashboard includes new data on topics such as sleep, screen time and social media use, as well as active transportation.

  • Indigenous
    Building Capacity for Indigenous Partnerships with the Spring Roots Circle

    On May 28, 2024, faculty, staff, and students from UBC, as well as Indigenous community members and other learners, were gathered for the first Roots Circle: a day of speakers, activities, and networking to learn, share, and build community around Indigenous-led research.

  • News
    Call for Applications for the Aboriginal Steering Committee at HELP

    The Aboriginal Steering Committee (ASC) at HELP is seeking two new members! First established in 2003, the ASC at HELP is made up of community members with First Nation, Inuit and Métis ancestry, including Elders. ASC members are vital to ensuring that HELP’s research has meaning for, and is consistent with, First Nation, Inuit and … Continued

  • Events
    Well-being & Healthy Habits of Early Adolescents: MDI Data Trends

    Join Dr. Eva Oberle on June 13 for a webinar about the latest MDI data collected this school year (2023-24) from children in grades 4 through 8 across BC. Hear about children’s well-being over the last 5 years and other topics of interest including sleep, screen time and social media use, active transportation habits, and more.

  • Research
    Creating Change via the Child Development Monitoring System: Research in Action

    Child Development Monitoring System data are woven into the fabric of BC, used across sectors to inform initiatives that aim to improve outcomes for children and their families. Research in Action is the latest brief from HELP, showcasing examples of research findings using Monitoring System data.

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.