One Brain

For over 20 years, Brain Canada’s purpose has been to understand the brain, in health and illness, with a One Brain approach – where the brain is a single, complex system with commonalities across neurological disorders, mental illnesses, and brain injuries, rather than as a collection of siloed diseases. The One Brain approach means that every discovery has the potential to have an impact across a spectrum of brain diseases and disorders, as well as on our understanding of brain functioning. Looking at the brain as one system encourages collaboration, knowledge sharing, and rich, and varied multi-disciplinary teams all working together to advance brain research and magnify the potential for impact.

Hands holding brain
Photo: Owen Egan/Joni Dufour

Our Projects

Brain Canada’s rigorous scientific review process gives donors and partners a trusted mechanism to ensure projects are chosen based on merit, innovation, and potential for impact.

$341+ million invested

473+ grants awarded

How you can help

Brain Canada funds the very best Canadian neuroscience, fostering collaborative research and accelerating the pace of discovery, in order to improve the health and quality of life of Canadians who suffer from brain disorders.