Past partnerships


Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance (CBCRA)

The Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance (CBCRA) was a collaboration of seven member organizations who are dedicated to encouraging a broad spectrum of breast cancer research in Canada. The seven members were: the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, the Avon Flame Foundation, the Canadian Breast Cancer Network, Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

The CBCRA's goal was to fund research that is relevant to the prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, supportive care and palliation of people affected by breast cancer.

In order to better focus on the promotion, support and maintenance of the new National Cancer Research Framework developed by CBCRA, the Memorandum of Understanding between the CBCRA partners was not renewed. CBCRA administration closed March 31, 2010. The CCS accepts applications for breast cancer grants in all of its competitions. 

The CBCRA had chosen the Canadian Cancer Society as its administrative home. As such, the Canadian Cancer Society is responsible for administrative support for their continuing programs. 

Canadian Prostate Cancer Research Initiative (CPCRI)

The Canadian Prostate Cancer Research Initiative (CPCRI) was an alliance of partners dedicated to encouraging a broad spectrum of prostate cancer research in Canada. The CPCRI was successful in building and fostering a close network of prostate cancer researchers, and in bringing together prostate cancer survivors across the country.

The CPCRI partnership formally ended on January 31, 2009. The CCS accepts applications for prostate cancer grants in all of its competitions.

Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative (CTCRI)

Launched with seed funding from the former National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) in 1997, the Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative (CTCRI) was formed to support research and its utilization for tobacco control in Canada.

The goal of the CTCRI was to sustain and coordinate research that would have a direct impact on tobacco control programs and policies.

Since 1999, the CTCRI has supported research grant competitions, fostered national collaborations through working groups and meetings and facilitated international partnerships to support tobacco control research globally.

Ten years later, the CTCRI and its partners recognized that CTCRI has fundamentally succeeded in what it was charged to do – build the tobacco control research community and support high quality, high impact research. Therefore, as of March 31, 2009 the CTCRI partnership ended, which allowed for the individual partners to continue their contribution to tobacco control through their own programs.

Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) 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 CCS most recently partnered with the CIHRInstitute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) in 2014.
The CIHR-IPPH aims to improve population health and reduce health inequities in Canada and globally. The Institute has identified the following priorities and encourages applications to address them: pathways to enhance equities and reduce inequities in population health; and, population health interventions and implementation systems to reduce inequities and promote equity in Canada and globally.

Last modified on: September 22, 2017