To improve the health and prosperity of Canadians by championing Canada’s global leadership in health research.
Why We're Here
Research Canada: An Alliance for Health Discovery works on behalf of all Canadians to improve health and build prosperity. It is a broad-based alliance dedicated to advancing health research through collaborative advocacy.
Canadians have long been concerned about diseases such as cancer, heart and stroke disease, diabetes and arthritis. Increasingly, they are also concerned about respiratory diseases, influenza and pneumonia. But they also understand the importance of health research and look to health researchers to find solutions to a wide range of health challenges.
Canadians are also increasingly aware that progress in health research leads to tangible economic benefits for Canada. Investments in health research lead to innovation and commercialization opportunities and ultimately jobs for Canadians.
Through Research Canada’s strategic activities, we engage all sectors - including government - to build support for health research. We reach out to the media, elected officials, and policy makers to bring greater attention to the critical importance of long-term, sustainable health research funding as an investment in Canada’s future. Only through sustained and balanced investments in health research will Canada succeed in keeping its citizens the healthiest in the world and in becoming an innovation nation.
We envision Canada as a country where health research is . . .
• A shared benefit
• A shared responsibility
• An investment in Canada's future
We envision a health research community that is . . .
• Recognized internationally for its innovation
• Responsive to the health needs of all Canadians
• Respected as an important contributor to Canada's competitiveness within the Group of 8 (G-8) countries
• To ensure that health research is a high priority of the federal government
• To increase investments in health research from all sources
Research Canada spearheads international agreement for health research advocacy. Learn more!
Read the Research Canada profile article in International Innovation magazine.
Read the 2012 Annual Report