Why invest in brain research?

Brain Canada joins people, labs and platforms across the country, as well as institutions, organizations and sectors. Through our ground-breaking programs, we empower the next generation of investigators by supporting capacity building initiatives, innovative research teams and unique partnerships. We are transforming the brain research landscape and improving the health of people in Canada.

Head shot of Dr. Agessandro Abrahao

This funding sets the foundation for a non-invasive way to deliver therapeutics to the brain.

Dr. Agessandro Abrahao

2022 Highlights – Year in Review

It is estimated that 1 in 3 of us will experience a brain disease, disorder, or injury in our lifetime. This urgent critical need is why Brain Canada is committed to funding the most promising and innovative brain research out there, and this year was no exception.

Jan 1, 2022 – Mar 31, 2023

215 active research projects

104 grants awarded

+ $39 million invested in research

412 researchers supported

29 host institutions

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