Centre for interdisciplinary research in rehabilitation and social integration



Catherine Mercier


525, boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel, bureau H-1312
Québec (Québec)
G1M 2S8
418 649-3735

Web site


Research areas : 2

Researchers: 46

The CIRRIS is co-financed with the Fonds de recherche du Québec Société et culture (FRQSC).


The CIRRIS' mission is to contribute to the development and to the diffusion of knowledge in the field of adaptation, readaptation and of the support to social integration. The main objective of its reseach activities is to study the personal determinants (disabilities and deficiences) and  the environmental determinants (obstacles and facilitating factors) that influence the social integration of people with physical disabilities. Through the diffusion of its members' knowledge and expertise and its proximity to the medical community the CIRRIS has been able to participate in the development of evidence-based practices.

Research areas Research themes

Environmental determinants and social participation

Principal investigator:
François Routhier

  • Programs, services and politics
  • Social environment, life and occupational environment
  • Community and rights organizations
  • Physical and technological environments
  • Documentation and explanatory factors of social participation
  • Development and validation of measurement tools

Personal factors and their determinants

  • Risks and disabilities
  • Characterization and explanatory mechanisms of disabilities
  • Characterization and study of relations between incapacities and disabilities
  • Intervention development and evaluation
  • Development and validation of measurement instruments

*The mission comes from the centre's website.