Message from the President: Update on the strategic plan
I wanted to take this opportunity to provide a quick update on the strategic planning process.
Last week, on December 13, 2019, CIHR hosted a Health Research Summit in Ottawa. I want to thank the approximately 200 people who provided their advice and perspectives to CIHR. Your input is essential to getting this strategic plan just right. I would especially like to thank the members of the Citizen Advisory Committee and Funding Partners Advisory Committee for providing important perspectives during the Summit.
I was cheered by the productive discussion we had together at the Summit regarding CIHR’s proposed strategic priorities, which focused on answering the following questions:
- What are the critical success factors for achieving our proposed strategic priorities? and
- How will our proposed strategic priorities enable CIHR to achieve its mandate and long-term vision to reduce inequities in health outcomes among Canadians?
I know you are all eager to learn what CIHR’s new strategic priorities will be, and I very much look forward to sharing them with you in June 2020 when we launch our new strategic plan. Between now and then, however, we still have a great deal of work to do as we further refine the plan. This will include ongoing detailed consultations and review as I and my colleagues travel the country seeking your engagement.
I will follow up with you in the coming months on our progress. Until then, thank you for your continued engagement in this process.
Michael Strong, MD, FRCP, FCAHS, FAAN
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