COVID-19 Study

  TARGet Kids! COVID-19 Study of Children and Families


Dr. Catherine Birken, The Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. Jonathon Maguire, St. Michael’s Hospital


The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted and disrupted our daily lives. Currently, little is known about this topic in children and families. The TARGet Kids! team would like to know the extent of which COVID-19 is occurring among children and families, the severity of the illness, and how the spread of the virus and the preventive measures taken are impacting families across Canada.


Study Procedures

If you agree to participate, we will provide you with nasal swabs to test you and your child(ren) for COVID-19 each week for the duration of the pandemic. You will also be asked to complete a symptoms checklist and answer online questionnaires related to COVID-19. For more information, please email

Importance of the Trial

The results from this study will work to inform public health about the effects of COVID-19 in children and families.