Brain Canada Foundation in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Aging, and Research Manitoba are investing $5,989,000 in 44 dementia researchers as part of Alzheimer Society of Canada’s annual research competition.

The Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) is one of Canada’s most innovative hubs for dementia research, helping the best and brightest minds in the field accelerate their work – from ideas to impact. 

The ASRP-funded projects fall under eight funding priorities, which are all aimed at encouraging researchers to explore new ways to advance our knowledge and understanding of dementia. The research areas include care, cause, diagnosis, epidemiology, risk, therapy, translational and treatment. To read the full list of researchers and projects funded, visit

We take great pride in collaborating with our partners to support and drive groundbreaking research in the field of dementia. Investing in research is crucial to understand the unique challenges faced by Canadian seniors and develop targeted interventions to improve their quality of life.” 

Dr. Viviane Poupon, President and CEO of Brain Canada

This year, Brain Canada co-funded twelve Proof of Concept grants at $50,000 each for a total of $600,000 and two New Investigator Grants at $100,000 each for a total of $200,000. In all, the foundation contributed $800,000 for the 2022 ASRP program. This funding has been made possible by the Canada Brain Research Fund (CBRF), an innovative arrangement between the Government of Canada (through Health Canada), Brain Canada Foundation, and Alzheimer Society of Canada. 

Read the full press release.