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About KITE

The research arm of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, KITE, is a world leader in complex rehabilitation science and is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with the effects of disability, illness and aging.

KITE’s areas of focus include prevention, restoration, enhanced 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.

KITE is one of the principal research enterprises at the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s top research hospital with more than $350-million in total annual research expenditures.


KITE at a glance

  • KITE = Knowledge, Innovation, Talent, Everywhere
  • The No. 1 ranked Rehab Research Facility in the World, KITE is part of the University Health Network, Canada’s leading research hospital
  • 118 researchers including 23 Senior Scientists, 20 Scientists, 61 Affiliate Scientists
  • 102 trainees and 104 research support staff
  • 508 total peer-reviewed publications (2017)
  • 11 research teams
  • 55,965 square feet of dedicated research space