The CIHR ActThe CIHR Act is the legislation that establishes the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (June 7, 2000) as a Departmental Corporation and separate employer listed in Schedule II of the Financial Administration Act. As an arm's-length agency of government, CIHR is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Health.
The legislation (The Canadian Institutes of Health Research Act) affirms CIHR as the instrument by which the government seeks to "transform health research in Canada". The CIHR Act outlines a framework for the organizational establishment of the corporation, its governance infrastructure, responsibilities of the President and Governing Council and establishment of the CIHR Institutes.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research Act