What is TREKK?

The Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK) Network connects emergency specialists, child health researchers, patients, and families to improve how the latest knowledge in children’s emergency care is put into practice in general emergency departments across Canada. Working with experts in the fields of pediatrics and child health, we work to expand our Evidence Repository based on the needs of general emergency departments. TREKK has 31 world-renowned researchers and 26 content advisers across North America developing resources for healthcare professionals, as well as patients and families. 

At TREKK, we're focused on knowledge translation – specifically, transforming knowledge into tools that can be used in practice. For more information about knowledge translation, check out the links below:

Knowledge Nudge

Knowledge Translation at the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation

Knowledge Translation Canada

Canadian Institutes of Health Research


  • 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


TREKK is made possible by the Government of Canada's Networks of Centres of Excellence-Knowledge Mobilization Initiative. We gratefully acknowledge support from our partners


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Lisa Knisley at lknisley@chrim.ca or 204-789-3323.