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Does the promise of tomorrow's health breakthroughs excite you?

Who knows what tomorrow's breakthroughs will bring? Could it be a cure for a disease, a remedy for an ailment, a new treatment for a disorder, perhaps one that alleviates suffering for millions?

It is this kind of positive impact stemming from the potential of health research that excites us. Is this exciting to you too? Work for an agency that makes these possibilities a reality. Experience the satisfaction of knowing you're helping people with their most treasured resource: their health.

Initiate change!

When you work at CIHR, you are part of an agency whose efforts are geared toward positively impacting many important health challenges. Our funding goes to vital initiatives that help:

  • Prolong life expectancy, reduce the impact of disease, improve the health of the workforce
  • Aid the provinces in reforming their health care systems
  • Contain the cost of health care
  • Develop ethical guidelines for research involving human beings
  • Train the next generation of health researchers
  • Shape health policies, practices, procedures, products and services
  • Respond to health crises such as outbreaks of infectious diseases
  • Fight obesity and deal with mental health issues

... and much more

CIHR's 13 Institutes: An effective integrated approach with regard to health research

CIHR pursues its research goals through an effective approach that is both focused and collaborative. Our organizational structure includes 13 Institutes, each of which concentrates on individual research areas while partnering on common goals. These Institutes do not work independently. They are a network of interdisciplinary stakeholders partnering to achieve important health objectives.

  • Aboriginal Peoples' Health
  • Aging
  • Cancer Research
  • Circulatory and Respiratory Health
  • Gender and Health
  • Genetics
  • Health Services and Policy Research
  • Human Development, Child and Youth Health
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis
  • Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction
  • Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes
  • Population and Public Health

The NCR's Top 25 Employers for 2012

Ottawa, February 7, 2012 - The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has been selected as one of the National Capital Region's Top 25 Employers for 2012. This honour was bestowed by Mediacorp Canada Inc. following their annual survey of companies and organizations across the NCR. This is the third consecutive year that CIHR has been listed for this award.

The National Capital Region's Top 25 Employers recognizes organizations in the region that lead their industries in attracting and retaining employees by examining key factors including: condition and location of physical workplace; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; training and skills development; and community involvement.

For the past 10 years, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has supported better health and healthcare for Canadians. As the Government of Canada's health research investment agency, CIHR enables the creation of evidence-based knowledge and its transformation into improved treatments, prevention and diagnoses, new products and services, and a stronger, patient-oriented healthcare system. Composed of 13 internationally-recognized institutes, CIHR supports more than 13,600 health researchers and trainees across Canada.