About KITE

The KITE Research Institute at UHN 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 injury prevention, restoration of function, independent living and community integration.

KITE is the research arm of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. KITE is home to 127 scientists, 187 scientific trainees and 56,000-square feet of research space spread across five sites in Toronto. The mission of KITE is to be a trailblazer in research, education, knowledge translation and clinical application.

Our 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 medical research hospital with more than 1,194 principal investigators and $539-million in total annual research expenditures (2023).

KITE at a glance

  • KITE is an acronym for Knowledge, Innovation, Talent, Everywhere
  • World leader in complex rehabilitation research at UHN
  • 127 principal investigators
  • 181 scientific trainees
  • 175 staff
  • 757 publications (2022)
  • 56K square feet of dedicated research space