About us

Most acutely ill and injured children in Canada are managed within emergency departments that are not part of a children’s hospital. Difficulties in getting the right resources and training have been cited as barriers to providing the best possible care in these settings. This has resulted in variable levels of emergency care for children within Canada. TREKK launched in 2011 as a knowledge mobilization network through the Government of Canada's Networks of Centres of Excellence Knowledge Mobilization Initiative to address these critical knowledge gaps.  We are a not-for-profit network that aims to improve emergency care for children across Canada. 

Tools + Resources    |    Networking    |    Research    |    Education


For every child to receive the highest standard of care whether they are treated in a pediatric or general emergency department.



For TREKK to be the trusted source for easy access to the latest evidence, best practices, user-friendly resources and discussions in pediatric emergency care. It will be created and used by health professionals and the families they care for. Its work will drive the highest quality health care for children and families seeking emergency care in Canada.


Our values

TREKK is committed to improving emergency care for children and families across Canada through:

Collaboration – between patients and families, researchers, health providers, organizations and policy makers
High-Quality Standards – that drive consistent, evidence-based care
Integrity – by being a trusted source of knowledge for practitioners, patients and families
Leadership – in knowledge creation, exchange and mobilization in pediatric emergency care
Dedication – to the children and families across Canada and their emergency care providers



Empower families to make informed pediatric healthcare decisions
By creating tools (videos, storybooks, etc) tailored to their needs and preferences

Improve care of children in general emergency departments
Through the creation and sharing of simulation-based training programs and tools for general emergency department practitioners

Expand TREKK’s reach
By developing more evidence-based tools and resources and promoting TREKK as the preferred forum for sharing pediatric emergency care knowledge



We've partnered with health care staff, organizations, researchers, patients and their families to strengthen our network. We are grateful for the following support.

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