To improve the health and prosperity of all Canadians by championing Canada’s global leadership in health research.
Why We’re Here
Research Canada is a national, 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 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
Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Research Canada celebrates the diversity of the health research and innovation communities in Canada. Our inclusive culture inspires us to be flexible, bold and collaborative. At Research Canada, we have created an environment that empowers all of our Members, Supporters and Partners to connect, belong and grow. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Our Endorsement Statement
Research Canada does not, as a rule, endorse other organizations’ or groups’ policy positions and statements or advocacy messaging or initiatives to ensure we respect the diversity of views represented by our broad-based Membership; however, as a collaborative advocacy leader and the national voice for Canada’s health research and innovation ecosystem, we will consider requests on a case-by-case basis aligned with the ecosystem-focused policy positions and advocacy we undertake on behalf of all of our Members. ⇒