Over the past few years, NeuroScience Canada has taken on a leadership role to raise awareness about the incidence and impact of diseases, disorders and injuries of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system; how common mechanisms link these conditions; how excellent Canadian neuroscience research can reduce this burden; and the corresponding need for governments and private donors to increase funding for neuroscience research.

On March 15th, 2006, NeuroScience Canada released a document titled: The Case for Canada’s Increased Investment in Neuroscience Research (Case). The Case contains consolidated data from a variety of sources, including Health Canada, the World Health Organization, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. NeuroScience Canada received input on the Case from the Public Policy and Communications Committee Advisory Council, as well as other neuroscience stakeholder groups, such as the Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN), the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation and the Canadian Brain and Nerve Health Coalition.

Click here to read the news release
Click here to download the Case in PDF format