To carry out our mission, Brain Canada depends on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations, whose support leverages our public-sector partnerships. We raise funds for our research programs, other activities to support research and our operational needs.
The Canada Brain Research Fund is a public-private partnership designed to encourage Canadians to increase their support of brain research, and will maximize the impact and efficiency of those investments. Brain Canada has committed to raising $100 million from private donors and non-governmental sources, which will be matched by government on a 1:1 basis. Brain Canada will further leverage these funds through partnerships. The combined investment will fund research in ways that will accelerate the process of translating basic research into new diagnostics, treatments and ultimately cures. Brain Canada will encourage all organizations raising funds for brain research to either contribute directly to the fund and have their donor dollars matched, or to partner on research programs to further leverage the public-private match.
The Canada Brain Research Fund will support three types of grants:
o Transformative multi-investigator grants, modelled after the Brain Repair Program
o Training fellowships for the next generation of researchers
o Development of national neuroscience technology platforms (operating support - training and personnel)
Brain Canada remains fully committed to funding excellent Canadian research and to building awareness on the incidence and impact of brain and nerve disorders. We welcome your support.
To donate by cheque, please click here to download a donation form.
Recent changes in Canadian tax law now mean that publicly-listed securities, such as stocks and mutual funds, can now be donated without paying any tax on the capital gain. A gift of appreciated securities can mean greater tax savings for the donor than an equivalent gift of cash. Donors are eligible for a tax receipt for the fair market value of the securities at market close on the date of transfer. The process is simple; your financial advisor simply transfers the securities from your account to a NeuroScience Canada brokerage.
Planned gifts can benefit the donor, the donor’s family and NeuroScience Canada. From a simple bequest in your will to a variety of arrangements that can provide income for your lifetime, support your loved ones, and reduce tax burdens, NeuroScience Canada is fully equipped to accept your planned gift.
For more information, please contact us.