The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada’s health research investment agency. Composed of 13 institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 13,700 health researcher and trainees across Canada. The mission of the CIHR is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian healthcare system.
Innovative Medicines Canada (formerly Rx&D) is the association of leading research-based pharmaceutical companies dedicated to improving the health of all Canadians through the discovery, development, and delivery of new medicines and vaccines. As the national voice of research-based pharmaceutical companies, Innovative Medicines Canada advocates for policies that enable the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative medicines and vaccines that improve the lives of all Canadians. They support their members’ commitment to being valuable partners in the Canadian healthcare system.
Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) is a national coalition of federal, provincial, and territorial partners (patients and caregivers, researchers, health practitioners, policymakers, provincial and territorial health authorities, academic institutions, charities, and the private sector) dedicated to the integration of research into care. It is administered through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The objective of SPOR is to foster evidence-informed healthcare by bringing innovative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the point of care so as to ensure greater quality, accountability, and accessibility of care.
HealthCareCAN is the national voice of healthcare organizations in Canada that fosters informed and continuous results-oriented discovery and innovation across the continuum of healthcare. Its mission is to help enhance the health of all Canadians, to build the capability for high-quality care, and to help ensure value for money in publicly financed healthcare programs.