Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is Canada's federal funding agency for health research. Composed of 13 Institutes, we collaborate with partners and researchers to support the discoveries and innovations that improve our health and strengthen our health care system. Learn more about us


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The Honourable
Mark Holland

Minister of Health


The Honourable
Ya'ara Saks

Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health

Acting President
(effective April 8, 2024)

Tammy J. Clifford


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