Research and Funding Partnerships

The Barbara Turnbull Foundation collaborates its efforts with several leading health and research organizatons. This esteemed group of agencies are recognized throughout the world as leaders in their fields.

Brain Canada Foundation:

The goals of the Brain Canada Foundation and its affiliated charitable organization, the Brain Canada Partnership (NCP) are to bring relief and hope to the over four million Canadians afflicted with neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders by supporting the researchers who seek to understand the mechanisms that lead to protection, repair and functional recovery of the nervous system.

Robarts Research Institute:

The Robarts Research Institute is Canada’s only independent medical research centre. That independent structure allows Robarts to be flexible in their response to scientific developments, and also enables them to capitalize on outstanding research by successfully commercializing new technologies that they develop. Robarts focuses on conducting interdisciplinary research on the treatment and prevention of disabling diseases of the neurological, cardiovascular and immune systems.

As a result of these efforts, Robarts has established itself as a national and international leader through the discovery and application of state-of-the-art genomics and imaging techniques, and by conducting thorough evidence-based clinical trials to bring promising new medicines and therapies into the lives of Canadians as quickly as possible.

Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction:

The institute, a division of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, supports research to enhance mental health, neurological health, vision, hearing and cognitive functioning and to reduce the burden of related disorders through prevention strategies, screening, diagnosis, treatment, support systems and palliation. Associated research will advance our understanding of human thought, emotion, behaviour, sensation, perception, learning and memory.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research:

The CIHR is Canada’s premier agency for health related research. Its primary objective is to excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products and a strengthened health care system.