Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

At the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), we know that research has the power to change lives. As Canada’s health research investment agency, we collaborate with partners and researchers to support the discoveries and innovations that improve our health and strengthen our health care system.

CIHR was created in 2000 under the authority of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Act. It is an independent agency and is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Health.

Our mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system.

Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to health researchers and trainees across Canada.

CIHR is part of the Health Portfolio which supports the Minister of Health in maintaining and improving the health of Canadians. For more information on the Health Portfolio, visit Health Canada.

The CIHR Institute of Aging and the CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research will lead the IDIH collaboration for Canada within CIHR’s eHealth Innovations Initiative.


Main contact: Étienne Murgues – Advisor, International Relations / Strategic Partnerships and International Relations, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)