Conducting research to support healthy, resilient and safe communities

We are a multidisciplinary research centre at the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada. Collaborating with Canadian and occasionally international partners, we aim to build research expertise in health and community well-being.

We work with researchers, government, decision makers, administrators, front-line workers, and community members to determine priorities and develop research questions. We then generate, translate and provide the data and evidence they require to make informed decisions and to allow them to implement new approaches and solutions to improve our communities’ health and well-being.

To create knowledge and support innovative solutions that address important needs in our communities by serving as a research hub for government, policy-makers, communities, patients, health care providers, administrators and researchers.

We conduct and support independent, high-quality research to enable evidence-informed decision-making, leading to meaningful change and improvements in the health, safety and well-being of communities on Prince Edward Island, the Maritimes and Canada. This supports the mission of UPEI, as a “…community of scholars whose primary tasks are to teach and to learn, to engage in scholarship and research, and to offer service for the benefit of our Island and beyond.”

Our team at the CHCR is accountable to our funders and the people we serve for the quality, integrity and ethical conduct of our research and the transparency of our operations. Professionalism, excellence, rigour and responsible resource management guide our honest search for knowledge and determine our approach to research and service delivery. We strive to continuously learn and improve, seeking to use our expertise to advance and disseminate knowledge to serve others and benefit society. Furthermore, we are dedicated to social justice, health equity, and the fair and respectful treatment of persons and patients of all cultures and identities in our communities.