Announcement – Health of minority Francophone populations

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne (ACUFC), through the Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS), are pleased to announce the development of a funding opportunity to support research on the health of minority Francophone populations.

Anticipated timelines

  • Launch of call for proposals (CNFS Website (in French only)): 2016-11
  • Application deadline: 2017-01-23
  • Application decision: 2017-03-31
  • Funding start date: 2017-03-01

Important: Applications are now open. Contact the ACUFC/CNFS National Secretariat for more details.

This call for proposals seeks to address the health of Francophones outside of Quebec from the perspective of population health and community health. Population health is particularly concerned with the complex physical, social, cultural, political, economic and legal interactions that affect the health of Francophones and their communities. If their health determinants, and the interrelations thereof, were taken into closer consideration, Francophones could be better able to improve their health. Therefore, proposals should demonstrate an approach that links health to personal and collective well-being. Such an approach would also recognize that the particularities of Francophone populations and their sociopolitical contexts create different health profiles and call for different public interventions.


Modeling knowledge on the health of Francophone populations would identify gaps in available evidence for minority Francophone communities, as well as work toward better community and public management of Francophones' health.

This funding opportunity will support projects relevant to all three of the following research areas that will contribute to:

  1. Identify the health determinants of Francophones;
  2. Define the typical health models of Francophone communities;
  3. Assess the evidence associated with a health factor for communities within the typical models.

The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $100,000, enough to fund one (1) grant.

How to apply

For more information about this call for proposals, visit the CNFS Website (in French only). If you have any questions about this initiative and its research objectives, please contact:

Mariève Forest, Research Coordinator, ACUFC
Telephone: 613-244-7837, ext. 113
Toll free: 1-866-551-2637 ext. 113


CIHR Contact Centre
Telephone: 613-954-1968
Toll free: 1-888-603-4178

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