Brain Canada convened five invitational stakeholder consultations in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax during the spring of 2013. These discussions were designed to help inform the research program of the Canada Brain Research Fund. A Consultation Planning Committee (page ii) supported the design and implementation of these meetings.

Participants expressed their appreciation for being consulted and spoke candidly about their hopes and concerns for the Canada Brain Research Fund and the future of Brain Canada. While the initial intent of the consultations was to focus on the fund, participants’ comments often expanded to include opinions and suggestions related to the larger organization.

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