43rd Parliament Welcome Kit and Reception
43rd Parliament Welcome Reception and Kit
A Welcome Reception will be held on Parliament Hill for all Members of Parliament when the new parliamentary session commences early in 2020. Research Canada will announce the Chair, Vice-Chairs and Senate Representative of the Parliamentary Health Research Caucus, welcome returning and new MPs and inform them about the Parliamentary Health Research Caucus (PHRC) and 2020 Caucus events.
A Welcome Kit will also be sent to all new and returning Members of Parliament when the new parliamentary session commences providing MPs with information about the Parliamentary Health Research Caucus and profiling our Sponsors and their contributions to Canadian health research and health innovation.
STEMCELL Technologies is Canada’s largest biotechnology company. We offer more than 2,500 specialized products supporting global research on regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, gene therapy, immunotherapy and advanced therapies for cancer and other diseases. Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we are Scientists Helping Scientists.
Tomorrow’s health is here. The Stem Cell Network (SCN) is a national non-profit that supports stem cell and regenerative medicine research, training the next generation of highly qualified personnel, and delivering outreach activities across Canada. SCN’s goal is to advance science from the lab to the clinic for the benefit of Canadians. SCN has been supported by the Government of Canada since inception in 2001. This strategic funding, valued at $118M has benefitted approximately 170 world-class research groups and 3,000 trainees and has catalyzed 19 clinical trials. stemcellnetwork.ca.
CNA is the national and global professional voice of Canadian nursing, representing nurses in all 13 jurisdictions, as well as, retired nurses from across Canada. We advance the practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada’s publicly funded, not-for-profit health system. CNA speaks for Canadian nursing to organizations and to governments, nationally and internationally. Giving nurses a strong national association through which they can support each other and speak with one voice.
Lakehead University is a fully comprehensive university with approximately 9,700 full-time equivalent students and over 2,000 faculty and staff at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. We are the only University in Northwestern Ontario and serve a geographical catchment area the size of France which includes almost 80% of the First Nations Communities in Ontario. Lakehead has 10 faculties and is the smallest university in Canada with both a Law School and Medical School. In 2019, Maclean’s 2020 University Rankings, once again, included Lakehead University among Canada’s Top 10 primarily undergraduate universities, while Research Infosource named Lakehead ‘Research University of the Year’ in its category for the fifth consecutive year. Learn more about Lakehead here.
Parkinson Canada is a national registered charity and is accredited by Imagine Canada. Operating since 1965, the organization provides services and education to people living with Parkinson’s disease and healthcare professionals who treat them. It advocates with governments on issues that concern the Parkinson’s community, and participates in numerous coalitions and partnerships to fulfil its mission.
The Parkinson Canada National Research Program funds research for better treatments and a cure. It is a founding partner of the Canadian Open Parkinson Network. C-OPN, through a shared databank and biorepository, will increase collaboration across institutions and scientists to accelerate discoveries.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) leads the development and dissemination of innovative programs and tools to support the mental health and wellness of Canadians. Through its unique mandate from the Government of Canada, the MHCC supports federal, provincial, and territorial governments as well as organizations in the implementation of sound public policy.
Mood Disorders Society of Canada is one of Canada’s best-connected mental health NGOs with a record of forging meaningful partnerships with the public, private and non-profit sectors. MDSC represents persons impacted by mental illness and their families/ caregivers who are dealing with depression, bipolar illness, PTSD and other mood disorders.
Neurological Health Charities Canada (NHCC) is a coalition of organizations that represent people affected by brain diseases, disorders and injuries in Canada. With a research to action focus, NHCC provides leadership in advancing new opportunities for collaboration in advocacy, education, research and innovation related to brain/neurological health. More details: www.mybrainmatters.ca.