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a space of discovery

Every discovery on the path to cures
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Transforming brain research in Canada

Brain Canada is a registered, charitable organization that funds innovative, paradigm-changing brain research across Canada.

In 2011, the Government of Canada, through Health Canada joined with Brain Canada to create the Canada Brain Research Fund to provide up to 240$ million to Canadian brain research.

Why fund brain research?

The brain is the most critical organ in the body but the least understood. As researchers continue their exploration of the brain and delve deeper into our understanding of brain disorders, the complexity of the challenge increases, and so too does our need to join different disciplines and to pursue new thinking and new approaches.

A brain damaged from injury and disease can lead to devastating consequences. By funding brain research you are helping transform innovative and outstanding ideas into outcomes that benefit society.

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The Canada Brain Research Fund

The Canada Brain Research Fund (CBRF) is a partnership between the Government of Canada and Brain Canada, designed to encourage Canadians to increase their support of brain research, and maximize the impact and efficiency of those investments. Brain Canada and its partners have committed to raising $120M, which is being matched by Health Canada on a 1:1 basis for a total of up to $240M.

The Canada Brain Research Fund (CBRF) is designed to respond to the most innovative opportunities and engage high-risk, high-reward research that achieves maximum impact in the field of brain research.

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