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.

In 2019, KITE began the process of replacing the iDAPT (Intelligent Design for Adaptation, Participation and Technology) Centre for Rehabilitation, which was home to 13 simulation laboratories. The iDAPT name is now retired.

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 $490-million in total annual research expenditures (2020).

KITE at a glance

  • KITE is an acronym for Knowledge, Innovation, Talent, Everywhere
  • World leader in complex rehabilitation research at UHN
  • 128 principal investigators
  • 175 trainees, including fellows and graduate students
  • 175 staff
  • 687 publications (2021)
  • 56K square feet of dedicated research space
  • +28M external funding