The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) of the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

CIHR is Canada's major federal funding agency for health research. CIHR's mandate is to "excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products and a strengthened Canadian health-care system." CIHR consists of 13 "virtual" institutes, including the Institute of Cancer Research.
The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), a member of the CCRA, recognizes the need to support research leading to increased cancer prevention. CIHR-ICR is dedicated to supporting research that reduces the burden of cancer on individuals and families through prevention strategies, screening, diagnosis, effective treatments, psychosocial support systems, and palliation. Responding to CIHR-ICR’s strategic research priority area focused on lifestyle, environment and cancer (http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/22754.html), CIHR-ICR provided funding for additional grants within the CCS Prevention Research Grants funding opportunity in 2014 and 2015 and the CCS Knowledge to Action Grants funding opportunity in 2016 and is a partner in the 2017 Innovation, Prevention Innovation, and Knowledge to Action competitions.

Brain Canada

Brain Canada is a national non-profit organization that develops and supports collaborative, multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research across the neurosciences. Through partnering with the public, private and voluntary sectors, Brain Canada connects the knowledge and resources available in this area to accelerate neuroscience research and funding and maximize the output of Canada’s world-class scientists and researchers. Brain Canada provided funding for additional grants within the CCS Impact Grants funding opportunity in 2015 and 2016, and again in 2017 for the Innovation and Innovation to Impact competitions.

The Cole Foundation

The Cole Foundation was created in 1980 as a private initiative in Montreal to promote research and patient care in the area of pediatric and young adult leukemia and lymphoma. Following a research summit in Mont Gabriel at the end of November 2016, the Canadian Cancer Society – Quebec division and the Cole Foundation unveiled a unique partnership to implement this significant research fund to support pediatric and young adult leukemia and lymphoma research. The initiative aims to break down barriers, encourage closer collaboration between institutions, develop new research teams and promote new ideas to impact cancer.

The Cole Foundation provided funding for the CCS Impact Grants funding opportunity and the CCS-Quebec Division/Mont Gabriel Summit Research Fund (Cole Foundation) Grants in 2017.

Last modified on: September 22, 2017