Single-Largest Investor in Canadian Health Innovation
TORONTO, July 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Bernard Trottier, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke-Lakeshore, visited
with researchers at Cancer Care Ontario today where he highlighted how
federal investments are helping strengthen healthcare across the
country. MP Trottier joined other members of the Harper Government who
made similar visits with health researchers across the country.
"Our Government is proud to support the outstanding health researchers
at Cancer Care Ontario," said MP Trottier. "I was delighted to meet
these researchers and find out how their work is helping to improve the
health of people in Ontario and across Canada."
There are more than 10,000 health research projects underway in Canada
right now that receive Harper Government funding. Some recent
initiatives announced include:
Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal Peoples, in which researchers will partner with aboriginal communities to carry
out initiatives linked to suicide reduction and other key health
Funding 13 projects to improve the efficiency of front-line healthcare
delivery, whose results will be available for provincial and
territorial governments to use to strengthen their systems; and
Funding for a national transplantation research program.
MP Trottier met with Dr. Anna Chiarelli who is studying the benefits of
digital compared to screen film mammography.
Federal support for health research primarily flows through its health
research investment agency - the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
(CIHR). CIHR supports the best in peer-reviewed health research with
the vision of creating a healthier future for Canadians.
"Canadian health researchers across all research disciplines and themes
continue to have significant impact on the country's international
scientific excellence and competitiveness," said Dr. Alain Beaudet,
President of CIHR. "At CIHR, we prize the many achievements and
contributions our researchers make to resolving pressing health
challenges and to improving the health outcomes of patients and
supporting a robust and sustainable health care system."
Since 2006-05, the Government has invested $2.2 billion in health
research in Ontario through CIHR.
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SOURCE Canadian Institutes of Health Research
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