ECDIP is an ongoing program of community-engaged research and education about the wellness and quality of life of children and families. The program informs policies, contributes new knowledge, and strengthens practice addressing conditions affecting the health, development and success of children in Canada and around the world. The program focuses mainly on those who have been marginalized or abandoned by policies and mainstream institutions, including Indigenous children and families, and families in less developed countries.Projects
within ECDIP strengthen the capacity of families, communities and governments to innovate social, education and health policies and programs that promote equity and social justice. The projects build on diverse cultures, support retention of endangered languages and knowledge systems, and promote social inclusion.