Healthcare Societies & Associations
The ACT Foundation
The Advanced Coronary Treatment (ACT) Foundation is the national charitable organization dedicated to establishing free CPR as a mandatory program in every Canadian high school. The program is built on ACT’s award-winning community-based model of partnerships and support. ACT raises funds for mannequins and resources for all high schools and guides schools in program set-up. ACT’s goal is to see all youth graduate with the skills and knowledge to save lives. The program also has a strong health promotion component, encouraging youth to adopt healthy lifestyle habits at a young age.
Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada
We are a registered Canadian non-profit organization whose aim is to promote the prevention, treatment and management of anxiety disorders and to improve the lives of people who suffer from them. Anxiety Disorders are the most common mental health concern in Canada. They are also highly treatable. Our organization seeks to educate consumers, professionals and the public at large about anxiety disorders so that together, informed treatment choices can be made.
Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada (CAOT)
AMMI Canada is the national association that represents physicians, clinical microbiologists and researchers specializing in the fields of medical microbiology and infectious diseases. Through promotion of the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of human infectious diseases and by our involvement in education, research, clinical practice and advocacy, AMMI Canada aims to serve and educate the public and also to enhance the career opportunities of its members through professional development and advocacy initiatives.
Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)
The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) provides decision-makers with the evidence, analysis, advice, and recommendations they require to make informed decisions in health care.
The Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy
The Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy (CAET) is a not-for-profit association for over 350 nurses specializing in the nursing care of patients with challenges in wound, ostomy and continence.
Canadian Anesthesiologists Society (CAS)
Innovative leadership and excellence in anesthesiology, preoperative care, and patient safety. The Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society enables anesthesiologists to excel in patient care through research, education and advocacy.
Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP)
Education, research and patient advocacy are passions that bring emergency physicians from across this great country together at CAEP. We work together on committees to make strides in these areas. CAEP develops policy statements to help change the system. We raise money for research to help find better ways of treating patients. We provide CME to help emergency docs do their job better. CAEP does all of this on a fundamental principle: We Care!
Canadian Association of Medical Device Resprocessing (CAMDR)
The Canadian Association of Medical Device Reprocessing (CAMDR) has been established as a new organization comprising members interested to elevate the quality and standards of reprocessing nationwide. It is born of the identified need to serve and support its membership and shared learnings with other healthcare professionals and industries with whom we interact.
As part of its mandate, CAMDR seeks to address numerous issues including patient safety, infection prevention & control, technology assessments, vendor relations, organizational management, and education. Our vision is that with the involvement of technicians, nurses, managers, and other stakeholders, we will enhance the knowledge exchange and ultimately improve patient care. The founding members are passionate about furthering the aims and goals of the profession.
Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG)
The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) was founded in 1962 to promote the study of the digestive tract in health and disease. The Association is built on broad principles and includes individuals of different disciplines (physicians, surgeons, paediatricians, radiologists, basic scientists). Today, the Association is comprised of over 1,100 members. CAG members are actively involved in research, education and patient care in all areas of digestive health and disease, contributing to the economic and social health of all Canadians.
Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses
The Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses (CANN) sets standards of practice and promotes continuing professional education and research. Members collaborate with individuals, families, interdisciplinary teams and communities to prevent illness and to improve health outcomes for people with, or at risk for, neurological disorders.
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)
The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists provides services, products, events and networking opportunities to assist occupational therapists achieve excellence in their professional practice. In addition CAOT provides national leadership to actively develop and promote the client-centred profession of occupational therapy in Canada and internationally.
Children’s Healthcare Canada
CHC is a non-profit organization that brings together many healthcare organizations across the country representing multidisciplinary health professionals providing health services for children, youth and their families within quaternary and tertiary health centres, community health centres, rehabilitation centres, and home care provider agencies nationwide.
Canadian Critical Care Society (CCCS)
The Canadian Critical Care Society is the National Specialty Society, representing Adult and Paediatric Critical Care Medicine physicians in Canada. The practice of Critical Care Medicine in Canada is multidisciplinary and CCCS members hold base specialty certification in anaesthesia, medicine, paediatrics, emergency medicine or surgery and some surgical subspecialties such as cardiac surgery and neurosurgery.
Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA)
The Canadian Dermatology Association, founded in 1925, represents Canadian dermatologists. The association exists to advance the science and art of medicine and surgery related to the care of the skin, hair and nails; provide continuing professional development for its members; support and advance patient care; provide public education on sun protection and other aspects of skin health; and promote a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails.
Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA)
Our mission is to lead the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure. We deliver our mission by: • providing people with diabetes and healthcare professionals with education and services • advocating on behalf of people with diabetes • supporting research • translating research into practical applications
The Canadian Healthcare Association (CHA) is the federation of provincial and territorial hospital and health organizations across Canada. Through our members, CHA represents a broad continuum of care, including acute care, home and community care, long term care, public health, mental health, palliative care, addiction services, children, youth and family services, and housing services. These services are provided through regional health authorities, hospitals and other facilities and agencies that serve all Canadians and are governed by trustees who act in the public interest.
Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA)
The CHCA defines home care as an array of services for people of all ages, provided in the home and community setting, that encompasses health promotion and teaching, curative intervention, end-of-life care, rehabilitation, support and maintenance, social adaptation and integration and support for the family caregiver.
The Canadian Medical Association is a national, voluntary association of physicians that advocates on behalf of its members and the public for access to high quality health care, and provides leadership and guidance to physicians.
CNA is the national professional voice of registered nurses in Canada. A federation of 11 provincial and territorial nursing associations and colleges representing 143,843 registered nurses, CNA advances the practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada’s publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.
Canadian Association of Medical Oncologists
The Canadian Association of Medical Oncologists is a national specialty society of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Our mission is to contribute to cancer control, through research, education, and clinical practice in prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, supportive care, palliative care and rehabilitation.
The Association is committed to achieving and maintaining, among its members, excellence in clinical and scholarly activity, within a culture of compassion and respect for human dignity.
Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS)
The mission of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) is to assure the provision of optimal eye care to all Canadians by promoting excellence in ophthalmology and providing services to support its members in practice. COS advances vision health for all Canadians by improving Canadian eye care standards through the work of its Board of Directors, Councils and Committees, as well as ties with national and international ophthalmological and eye care organizations.
Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Society (CPAS)
The Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Society (CPAS) / Société d’anesthésie Pédiatrique Canadienne (SAPC) is the organization that represents pediatric anesthesiologists in Canada. CPAS interacts with the broader Canadian Anesthesia community through its role as the Pediatric Section of the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society. Incorporated in 2004, CPAS had its roots in a series of anesthesia meetings initially held in Atlantic Canada.
Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS)
The Canadian Paediatric Society is the national association of paediatricians, committed to working together to advance the health of children and youth by nurturing excellence in health care, advocacy, education, research and support of its membership. As a voluntary professional association, the CPS represents more than 3,000 paediatricians, paediatric subspecialists, paediatric residents, and other people who work with and care for children and youth. The CPS is governed by an elected board of directors representing all provinces and territories.
Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA)
The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) represents over 12,000 physiotherapists, physiotherapist assistants and physiotherapist students across Canada. CPA members are rehabilitation professionals dedicated to the health, mobility and fitness of Canadians. In partnership with provincial and territorial branches and practice divisions, CPA enables members to learn, share knowledge and enhance practice. CPA provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enable our professional community to better serve Canadians.
Canadian Pharmacists Association (CphA)
The pharmacy profession and health care in general are changing, creating new opportunities for pharmacists to focus on providing better patient care. Since 1907 our national, non-profit organization has charted the course through many developments in pharmacy, and continues to be the voice of pharmacists in Canada.
Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA)
Founded in 1951, the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) is the national voluntary professional association for Canada’s 4,000 psychiatrists. As the national voice of Canadian psychiatrists, the Canadian Psychiatric Association advocates for the professional needs of its members and promotes excellence in education, research, and clinical practice.
Canadian Pain Society (CPS)
To foster and encourage research on pain mechanisms and pain syndromes and to help improve the management of patients with acute and chronic pain by bringing together the basic scientists and health professionals of various disciplines and backgrounds who have an interest in paid research and management.
The Canadian Podiatric Medical Association
The Canadian Podiatric Medical Association is a non-profit organization working on behalf of its 400 plus members – Canada’s premier foot specialists. We are dedicated to enhancing the profession of podiatry and increasing awareness among Canadians about the importance of good foot health care.
Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
The mission of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is the advancement of the knowledge and practice of allergy, clinical immunology, and asthma for optimal patient care. The Society is also dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with allergies through research, advocacy, and continuing professional development and public education.
Canadian Society of Clinical Perfusion (CSCP)
The mission of the Canadian Society of Clinical Perfusion is to encourage and foster the development of the profession of Clinical Perfusion through education and certification, so as to provide optimum patient care.
Sonography Canada was established on January 1, 2014 through the amalgamation of the Canadian Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (CSDMS) and the Canadian Association of Registered Diagnostic Ultrasound Professionals (CARDUP). We are the single national voice for the Sonography profession in Canada, supporting the profession through:
- Providing national credentials and entry-to-practice credentialing exams
- Supporting continuing medical education, primarily through our national conference and the Canadian Journal of Medical Sonography
- Supporting the profession through policies and professional practice guidelines, code of conduct
- Advocating on behalf of the profession.
Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)
The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) is the national certifying body for medical laboratory technologists and medical laboratory assistants, and the national professional society for Canada’s medical laboratory professionals. We are a not-for-profit organization that is funded entirely by membership dues and revenues from goods and services.
Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM)
The best resource for Nutrition Managers in Canada, CSNM provides members clear, simple and proven ways to stay on top of their professional development, make contacts within the broader community and find rewarding job opportunities. Our welcoming community is united by a clear set of values and our members are equipped to succeed and lead in their places of work and communities.
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (CSOHNS)
The Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery is dedicated to improving patient care through the support of education, the promotion of research, the dissemination of information, the scientific advancement of the Society, and the maintenance of high professional and ethical standards.
Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT)
The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) is the national professional association for respiratory therapists. Founded in 1964 as the Canadian Society of Inhalation Therapy Technicians, the CSRT is dedicated to excellence in cardiorespiratory care.
Dietitians of Canada (DC)
Dietitians of Canada (DC) is the national professional association for dietitians, representing almost 6000 members at the local, provincial and national levels. DC is one of the largest organizations of dietetic professionals in the world.
Homewood Health Centre
Homewood Health Centre is Canada’s unsurpassed medical leader in addiction and mental health treatment, providing highly specialized psychiatric and addiction services to all Canadians.
Ontario Hospital Association (OHA)
Founded in 1924, the OHA uses advocacy, education and partnerships to build a strong, innovative and sustainable health care system for all Ontarians. Over the years, the OHA has influenced and helped shape health care policy in Ontario — from helping the government establish the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) in the 1950s to harnessing the efficiencies of group buying power by creating Ontario’s Hospital Purchasing Program in the 1970s. Representing approximately 151 public hospitals, the OHA assumes a leadership role, focused on patients, promoting an efficient and effective health system.
Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP)
The Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) is the national voluntary organization of pharmacists committed to patient care through the advancement of safe, effective medication use in hospitals and other collaborative healthcare settings. CSHP supports its members through advocacy, education, information sharing, promotion of best practices, facilitation of research and recognition of excellence.
Orthotics Prosthetics Canada
Orthotics Prosthetics Canada (OPC) is the representative national organization for the prosthetic and orthotic profession. Its role is to protect the public and advance the profession of prosthetics and orthotics through quality standards of practice, professional credentialing, education and awareness.
Our aim is an injury-free Canada. Parachute wants to bring attention to the issue of preventable injury and to help Canadians reduce their risks of injury and enjoy long lives lived to the fullest. Parachute is a national, charitable organization, formed in July 2012, which unites the former organizations of Safe Communities Canada, Safe Kids Canada, SMARTRISK and ThinkFirst Canada into one strong leader in injury prevention. This passionate, unified voice leverages 80 years of combined injury-prevention experience and we cannot be underestimated in our resolve and capacity to effect change.
Pedorthic Association of Canada (PAC)
Canadian Certified Pedorthists – C. Ped (C) – are orthotic and orthopaedic footwear experts. They are one of the few healthcare professionals trained in the assessment of lower limb anatomy and muscle and joint function. With specialized education and training in foot orthotics and footwear, Canadian Certified Pedorthists help to alleviate pain, abnormalities and debilitating conditions of the lower limbs and feet.
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC)
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada is comprised of over 3,000 professional members, including gynaecologists, obstetricians, family physicians, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. A leading authority on reproductive health care, the SOGC produces national clinical guidelines for both public and medical education on important women’s health issues.
Bell Let’s Talk
In September 2010, Bell Let’s Talk began a new conversation about Canada’s mental health. At that time, most people were not talking about mental illness. But the numbers spoke volumes about the urgent need for action. Millions of Canadians, including leading personalities, engaged in an open discussion about mental illness, offering new ideas and hope for those who struggle, with numbers growing every year.
Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) is the national association for the science, practice and education of psychology in Canada. With over 7,000 members and affiliates, the CPA is Canada’s largest association for psychology.
Canadian Brain Health Research Strategy (CBRS)
From its outset, CBRS leaders have recognized nation-wide, multi-sectoral consultation as a vital element to the development of a robust strategy for Canadian brain research. In particular, incorporating the voices of early career researchers, Indigenous Peoples, and of patients and people with lived experience have been key areas of priority. This process has been critical in producing an emerging research strategy that is inclusive, broadly supported, and meets Canada’s current and future needs in the neurosciences and mental health research communities.
Colorectal Cancer Canada
Colorectal Cancer Canada is the nation’s not for profit colorectal cancer patient organization dedicated to colorectal cancer awareness and education, supporting patients and their caregivers and advocating on their behalf. We aspire to reduce the incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer in Canada while improving the quality of life of patients, their families and their caregivers.
Canadian Liver Foundation
In 1969, the Canadian Liver Foundation was born out of the passion and concern of a committed group of business leaders and doctors who believed that liver disease needed a champion. With the help of volunteers, patients and families, researchers, doctors, donors, and corporate supporters who share our vision of a world without liver disease, we are bringing liver research to life.
Canadian Cancer Society
At the Canadian Cancer Society, we are committed to uniting and inspiring Canadians to take control of cancer. That’s why we are always funding high performance research that improves cancer outcomes and addresses the greatest opportunities for progress. It’s why we lead change in the most pressing areas of cancer policy including prevention, access, affordability and support. And it’s why we provide the highest quality cancer information for all Canadians, promote cancer prevention and provide targeted support to help people with cancer, their families and caregivers cope.
Canadian Cardiovascular Society
The Canadian Cardiovascular Society™ is over 2,300 members strong. We are known nationally and internationally by cardiovascular healthcare professionals for major contributions such as the annual Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC), the CCS Angina classification system, the pan-Canadian Access to Care Benchmarks for the entire continuum of cardiovascular care, and the development of Canadian recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure.
Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD)
CORD is Canada’s national network for organizations representing all those with rare disorders. CORD provides a strong common voice to advocate for health policy and a healthcare system that works for those with rare disorders. CORD works with governments, researchers, clinicians and industry to promote research, diagnosis, treatment and services for all rare disorders in Canada.
Canadian Women’s Foundation
The Canadian Women’s Foundation is a national leader in the movement for gender equality in Canada. Through funding, research, advocacy, and knowledge sharing, we work to achieve systemic change. We support women, girls, and gender-diverse people to move out of violence, out of poverty, and into confidence and leadership.
Brain Canada Foundation
Brain Canada plays a unique and invaluable role as a national convenor of the community of those who support and advance brain research. A greater understanding of how the brain works will contribute to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of disorders of the brain, thereby improving the health outcomes of Canadians. Brain Canada’s main areas of focus are fundraising, granting and strengthening the brain research community.
Parkinson Canada is committed to:ensuring all available treatment options are accessible to Canadians living with Parkinson’s disease; and supporting the inclusion of drugs deemed safe and effective by Health Canada in all provincial formularies.
In 2015, two of Canada’s largest, leading autism organizations — Autism Society Canada (established in 1976) and Autism Canada Foundation (established in 2002) – amalgamated to form Autism Canada. Members realized that by joining together, they could build one strong organization to support the Canadian autism community. Autism Canada is the only Canadian autism advocacy organization with a national perspective on the issues currently facing those with ASD, their families and other stakeholders.
Canadian Blood Services
Canadian Blood Services is a not-for-profit charitable organization that operates independently from government. Created through a memorandum of understanding between the federal, provincial, and territorial governments, we opened our doors in 1998. Our funding comes primarily from the provincial and territorial governments, and we are a registered charity that accepts financial donations.
Bladder Cancer Canada
The story of Bladder Cancer Canada (BCC) began with two people just like you – or perhaps like your loved ones who have bladder cancer—David Guttman and Jack Moon. Their medical teams tended to the disease in their bodies, but they realized nourishment for their inner beings was missing – and was just as critical to their recovery. They needed other bladder cancer patients to talk to about their fears and uncertainty. Someone to help them find up-to-date information about diagnosis, treatment options and prognosis. At that time, there was no one to turn to. So, in 2009, they formed Bladder Cancer Canada to fill the void.
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
Since 1985, more than $9.4 million in direct funding to research has been raised. Research funded by Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada has helped improve the accuracy of radiation treatments, shorten treatment regimen times, limit side effects from chemo, and improve quality of life for patients after surgery. We are the sole funder of the Brain Tumour Tissue Bank, providing free samples to clinical researchers around the world to further the search for a cure.
Canadian Celiac Association
The Canadian Celiac Association / l’Association canadienne de la maladie coeliaque is a volunteer-based, federally registered charitable organization with its national office in Mississauga, Ontario. It was founded in December 1973 with financial assistance from the Kaufman Foundation. The association was started by two women from Kitchener, Ontario, who, from personal experience with celiac disease, recognized vital needs of people suffering from the disease.
Canadian Hemochromatosis Society
The Canadian Hemochromatosis Society (CHS) promotes the early diagnosis of hemochromatosis by raising public awareness, informing the medical community, and encouraging early screening of at-risk populations. The CHS provides support and information to individuals and families affected by iron overload.
Hypertension Canada is the only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to the prevention and control of hypertension and its complications. We work with leading minds across medical and health disciplines to advance research and professional and public education, and with policy makers to ensure Canadians can avoid the potentially deadly complications of hypertension.
Huntington Society of Canada
Our families and volunteers tell a powerful story of caring people who pull together to improve the quality of life for Canadians impacted by HD. Huntington disease (HD) is a fatal hereditary brain disorder with devastating effects on both the mind and body. It is like having the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS all in one disease.
Canadian Mental Health Association
Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada. We are a federated charity, which means we are a collective of organizations bound together by a brand and mission. Together, we identify and respond to Canada’s most pressing mental health priorities. At the national level, we push for nationwide system and policy change. At the community level, millions of people in Canada rely on CMHA’s extensive grassroots presence.
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian network. Our secretariat supports local Red Cross and Red Crescent action in more than 192 countries, bringing together almost 15 million volunteers for the good of humanity.
Ovarian Cancer Canada
Ovarian Cancer Canada champions the health and wellbeing of women with ovarian cancer and others at risk of this disease while advancing research to save lives. As the only registered Canadian charity solely dedicated to overcoming ovarian cancer, the organization provides leadership in research, advocacy, and support, so that women live fuller, better, longer lives.
Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN-ACN)
The Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN) is the largest association of neuroscientists in Canada. Our members dedicated to advancing brain research. Our association is composed of over one thousand researchers, who work at academic institutions across the country. We share the common goal of ensuring neuroscience remains one of the greatest research and innovation strengths of Canada.
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
The MS Society provides services to people with multiple sclerosis and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease. We have a membership of over 7,000 and are the only national voluntary organization in Canada that supports both MS research and services. Since our founding in 1948, the core support of the MS Society has been from tens of thousands of dedicated individuals, companies and foundations in communities across Canada. The Society receives almost no funding from government.
Thyroid Foundation of Canada
The Thyroid Foundation of Canada is a non-profit registered volunteer organization whose mission is to support thyroid patients across Canada through awareness, education, and research. Funds to support the programs of the foundation come mainly through membership and donations.
Spinal CSF Leak Canada
The Spinal CSF Leak of Canada is a national health charity, fueled by volunteers and donors, with a vision to improve the health and lives of sufferers from spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) caused by spinal cerebrospinal fluid leaks (“CSF”), and to help equip the Canadian medical community to combat this condition within the country.
Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA)
We connect people and organizations, foster the exchange of reliable information, and advance program and policy development on issues related to preventing the abuse of older adults. We envision and work toward a Canadian society where older adults are valued, respected, and live free from abuse.
Brain Injury Canada
Brain Injury Canada (formerly The Brain Injury Association of Canada) was formed in 2002 after a groundswell of advocacy and national activity by local brain injury associations, survivors and caregivers across the country. Everyone agreed that Canadians living with the effects of acquired brain injury, their families and caregivers, required national representation to connect and advocate for needs and services.
Public Health Ontario
With our partners in government, public health and health care, we prevent illness and improve health. We provide the scientific evidence and expert guidance that shapes policies and practices for a healthier Ontario. PHO has locations across Ontario, including 11 laboratory sites.
CATIE strengthens Canada’s response to HIV and hepatitis C by bridging research and practice. We connect healthcare and community-based service providers with the latest science, and promote good practices for prevention and treatment programs. As Canada’s official knowledge broker for HIV and hepatitis C, you can count on us for up-to-date, accurate and unbiased information.
Canadian Digestive Health Foundation
We are the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation, Canada’s trusted resource on digestive health. Committed to providing useful, up-to-date information and research to help Canadians better manage digestive conditions and live healthier lives.
Cure SMA Canada was initiated under the name, “Families of SMA Canada” in August 2000 by a small group of caring Canadian parents who were driven to fund Canadian SMA research. In 2011, the organization evolved, became incorporated and grew. Its mission was restructured to include direct family support in addition to funding Canadian research projects. Our board of trustees increased its representation across Canada.
International Overdose Awareness Day (CAMH)
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world’s leading research centres in its field. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.
Arthritis Research Canada (ARC)
Arthritis Research Canada is the largest clinical arthritis research centre in North America.
Our mission is to transform the lives of people living with arthritis through research and engagement. Arthritis Research Canada is conducting research from coast to coast. With centres in British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec and Nova Scotia, Arthritis Research Canada is leading research aimed at preventing arthritis, facilitating early diagnosis, finding new and better treatments, and improving quality of life for people living with arthritis.
Pain Canada is a multi-stakeholder, national initiative supported by Pain BC. It is the home-base for the eight million people in Canada living with chronic pain and creates new opportunities for action by connecting people, ideas, organizations and resources to enable a national movement. Pain Canada is the first multi-stakeholder national initiative where people with lived experience of pain are at the centre of decision-making and priority-setting. We mobilize resources to build capacity towards dramatically improved systems of care and support for people with pain.
Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario (SCAGO)
The Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario (SCAGO) started as Seed of Life Philanthropic Organization (SOLPO) in memory of a brave young man—Sunday Afolabi—on June 14th, 2005. SCAGO is a leading charitable patient organization providing evidence-based support to families with children, adolescents, and adults, with sickle cell disease across the four regions of the province. It supports clinical research and engages in psycho-social research, health promotion, patient and care providers’ education, community awareness, and the development of best practices guidelines.
Alzheimer Society of Canada
Active across Canada, each Alzheimer Society offers programs and support services, raises funds in your community and provides public awareness and knowledge of dementia. No matter where you live in Canada, you will be able access education, resources and support that can address your needs.
PKD Foundation of Canada
Established in 1993, the PKD Foundation of Canada has now positioned itself as a nation leader of clinical research and fellowship funding in the field of PKD. From the first research grant awarded in 1999, the PKD Foundation of Canada has set up chapters and support groups across the country, built an expansive and passionate volunteer network, and connected with PKD groups around the world.
Arthritis Society Canada
Arthritis Society Canada is dedicated to extinguishing arthritis. We represent the six million Canadians living with arthritis today, and the millions more who are impacted or at risk. Fueled by the trust and support of our donors and volunteers, Arthritis Society Canada is fighting the fire of arthritis with research, advocacy, innovation, information and support. We are Canada’s largest charitable funder of cutting-edge arthritis research. We will not give up our efforts until everyone is free of the scorching pain of arthritis.
Defeat Duchenne Canada
Through the trust and support of our donors, Defeat Duchenne Canada is the country’s largest charitable source of investment in cutting-edge Duchenne muscular dystrophy research. So far, we have funded $16 million in research projects that are pushing the envelope and pushing the cause – and cure – for Duchenne forward.
Canadian Red Cross
We help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience. The Canadian Red Cross is the leading humanitarian organization through which people voluntarily demonstrate their caring for others in need.
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP)
The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) was launched in 1985 by a group who saw the need to provide information and resources to communities to reduce the suicide rate and minimize the harmful consequences of suicide-related thoughts and behaviours. Like many others, CASP envisions a world in which people enjoy an optimal quality of life, are long-living, socially responsible, and optimistic about the future.
In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) resolution identified sepsis as a global health priority urging “member states and the WHO director general to take specific actions to reduce the burden of sepsis through improved prevention, diagnosis and management”. In response to this resolution, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funded Sepsis Canada – a single nationally coordinated research network to further understand the causes of sepsis, improve the prevention, detection, and management of sepsis, and support recovery and rehabilitation from this disease. Our network brings together 200+ experts from different disciplines working collaboratively on various projects under an integrated and unified program of research.