MEDIA ADVISORY - Invictus Games Toronto 2017 to Announce Funding for New Research on the Impact of Adaptive Sports on Ill and Injured Soldiers and Veterans

VANCOUVER, Nov. 21, 2016 /CNW/ -


Invictus Games Toronto 2017 will announce funding for an independent research project on the impact of adaptive sport on ill and injured soldiers and veterans, through a comprehensive evaluation of the competitors participating in the 2017 Invictus Games. The project will be conducted in partnership with the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR).


Westin Bayshore Hotel, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4

The Oak Room, Second Floor


Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 11:15 a.m.


Michael Burns, CEO, Invictus Games Toronto 2017

Celina Shirazipour, CIMVHR researcher

Bruno Guevremont, Invictus Games Orlando 2016 Team Canada team captain

Stéphanie A. H. Bélanger, PhD, Co-Scientific Director, CIMVHR

Interview opportunities following announcement.


About the Invictus Games Toronto 2017
The Invictus Games use the power of adaptive sport to help wounded warriors on their journey to recovery. The inaugural Invictus Games took place in London in September 2014; the second, and equally successful, Games took place in Orlando in May 2016. The Invictus Games Toronto 2017 Organizing Committee (IG2017) is tasked with planning and executing a Games that will capture the imaginations of the Canadian public, corporations and governments, as well as soldiers, veterans and their families.

About CIMVHR (Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research)
The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) is an innovative organization that engages academic research resources and facilitates the development of new research, research capacity and effective knowledge translation. Their mission is to enhance the lives of Canadian military personnel, veterans and their families by harnessing the national capacity for research. With a network of academic researchers from across Canada, it serves as a focal point for 42 Canadian universities that have formed partnerships to work together in addressing the health research requirements of the Canadian military, veterans and their families. The CIMVHR research program ensures sustainability though increased public awareness and public-private funding.

SOURCE Invictus Games Toronto 2017

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