Research in Canada is in Trouble: Pre-Budget 2024 Advocacy Campaign
Research in Canada is in trouble. For two decades, our health research enterprise has faced insufficient funding, resulting in a failure to support the emerging world-class research talent we need to generate innovative and life-saving health solutions, respond to future public health emergencies, and remain globally competitive as an innovation nation.
Your voice can help us save it. Make sure that Canada’s decision makers know that health research is important to Canadians and ask them to ensure that Budget 2024 immediately and substantially reinvests in research and people.
|RESEARCH CANADA’S ASK: Budget 2024 needs to reinvest in both research and people by immediately doubling research funding to the Tri-Agency and committing to:
For organizations, companies and institutions
Get the Facts about the state of research in Canada and why reinvestment is so important.
Join us on social media. We are pleased to provide you with a number of social media creatives to use in any of your posts and encourage you to use the hashtag #ResearchInTrouble. Make sure to tag Research Canada in your posts so we can help amplify your message or follow us and share our posts!
Reach out directly to your Member of Parliament and other key decision makers in government using our template letter (download or copy and paste from below) that asks for an immediate reinvestment in Canadian research. Download our list of key decision makers to contact and find your local Member of Parliament by postal code here. Send your letter either by mail (letters to Members of Parliament and Senators can be mailed free of postage) or by email.
Invite your employees, colleagues and community to participate by sending sending a letter to their own Member of Parliament as a concerned constituent. A letter template for constituents can be found here.
Check out Research Canada’s Advocates’ Toolkit to learn more about how to advocate effectively for Canada’s health research and innovation ecosystem.
We understand that not all health research and innovation stakeholders are making this specific recommendation – to immediately double research funding to the Tri-Agency – including some of the national associations to which many of our Members also belong. While the specifics may vary, however, the message is the same across our community: research in Canada is in trouble and significant reinvestments are urgently needed to save it. To ensure that all of Research Canada’s Members, Supporters and Partners are able to add their voices to ours this fall, we have developed alternative assets which reflect the more general call to significantly and urgently reinvest in research through the Tri-Agency.
Join us on social media. Share what research means to you and why reinvestment is so important using the hashtag #ResearchInTrouble. Make sure to follow Research Canada and share our posts!
Send your Member of Parliament a letter.
Step 1: Search by your postal code to find your local Member of Parliament. You will find their email address and mailing address on the Contact tab.
Step 3: Edit your letter. Be sure to add in your Member of Parliament’s name in the address and salutations.
Step 4: Identify yourself as one of the concerned constituents we have suggested – are you writing as a patient, researcher, student, caregiver or community member?
Step 5: Add a personal touch to your letter that illustrates what research means to you. Are you a patient who has benefitted from a clinical trial? Are you a researcher who relies on federal funding to make new health discoveries and advancements?
Step 6: Sign your name.
Step 7: Send your letter to your Member of Parliament either by email or by mail. Mail sent to any Member of Parliament can be sent fee of postage to:
Name of Member of Parliament
House of Commons