Our Research

In December 2014, our research team was awarded a $750,000 four-year grant from the New Brunswick Children’s Foundation to implement NaviCare/SoinsNavi, which is the first navigation centre for children with complex care needs and their families in NB. The centre was launched as a pilot project in early January 2017 by researchers from the University of New Brunswick and Mount Allison University.

The services offered are based on the results of the needs assessment phase conducted by the team in 2015-2016, which involved over 120 interviews with children/youth and their families as well as with health, social, and educational stakeholders. The team also did multiple site visits with navigation programs across North America and conducted an environmental scan of services available for children/youth with complex care needs in NB and in PEI.

NaviCare/SoinsNavi is based out of the Centre for Research in Integrated Care (CRIC) housed on the UNBSJ campus. It is a living laboratory that develops and evaluates patient-centred integrated models of care for individuals with complex care needs and their families.

The evaluation of the centre is on-going and involves exploring the short and long-term impact of the centre. Results will be made available on this website. For information regarding the evaluation of the centre, please contact our Senior Research Associate, Dr. Alison Luke, at aluke1@unb.ca.


“…made things less daunting. It has helped me in so many ways...It has taken one thing off my plate which was so consuming.”
— A Client of NaviCare/SoinsNavi