Our Advocacy Program
Research Canada’s Advocacy Program is designed to foster relationships and understanding among Canada’s elected officials and policymakers. Working closely with our members and partners, we strive to build awareness across the federal government and its many departments for the value of Canadian health research as a catalyst to improve health and generate wealth.
Our Policy Initiatives
Research Canada is an advocacy organization engaged in influencing the public policy process directly and indirectly. In terms of the latter, the organization undertakes an education program that demonstrates the value proposition of health research through activities such as Public Opinion Polls and the Parliamentary Health Research Caucus.
Research Canada also plays an important role in directly influencing policy through its participation in public policy processes and through the R8 or Research Eight —a group of eight national health organizations dedicated to advancing health research and health innovation through a series of activities focused on creating policy work products and lobbying government directly.
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