Health services and policy research investments

A portrait of Canada's investments, assets and resources from 2007/2008 to 2011/2012Footnote 1

Canadian total by funder

% of total investment (in millions of dollars)

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Funder Total Percentage
Provincial Health Research Funders $299.3 38.9%
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) $290. 2 37.7%
Cancer Organizations+ $103.0 13.4%
Other $45.4 5.9%
Health Charities $32.1 4.2%
Grand Total $770.0

Funded institutions

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

CIHR funding includes open funding and strategic funding from the institutes and initiatives.

Provincial Health Research Funders

  • Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
  • Alberta Innovates—Health Solutions
  • Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation
  • Manitoba Health Research Council
  • Ontario Ministry of Health & Long Term Care
  • Fonds de recherche du Québec—Santé
  • New Brunswick Health Research Foundation
  • Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research

Cancer Organizations

  • Alberta Cancer Foundation
  • Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance
  • Canadian Cancer Society (accounts for 45% of funding from Cancer Organizations)
  • Cancer Care Ontario
  • Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario
  • Ontario Institute of Cancer Research

Health Charities

  • Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada
  • Cystic Fibrosis Canada
  • The Arthritis Society
  • Alzheimer Society of Canada
  • Canadian Diabetes Association
  • Parkinson Society Canada


  • Canada Foundation for Innovation
  • Canada Research Chairs
  • Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
  • British Columbia Ministry of Health
  • Manitoba Health