Your Candidates, Your Health
Your Candidates, Your Health is an election initiative created by Research Canada: An Alliance for Health Discovery. This website provides an information-sharing resource for Research Canada Members, Supporters and Partners as well as for federal election Candidates and Canadians generally.
Research Canada hopes it will stimulate discussion during Election 2015 among all Canadians about the critical importance of health research and health innovation to the health and well-being of Canadians.
Research Canada is a national, broad-based alliance dedicated to advancing health research through collaborative advocacy.
Canadians have long been concerned about diseases such as cancer, heart and stroke disease, diabetes and arthritis. Increasingly, they are also concerned about respiratory diseases, influenza and pneumonia. But they also understand the importance of health research and look to health researchers to find solutions to a wide range of health challenges.
Canadians are also increasingly aware that progress in health research leads to tangible economic benefits for Canada. Investments in health research lead to innovation and commercialization opportunities and ultimately jobs for Canadians.
Through Research Canada’s strategic activities, we engage all sectors – including government – to build support for health research. We reach out to media, elected officials, and policy makers to bring greater attention to the critical importance of long-term, sustainable health research funding as an investment in Canada’s future. Only through sustained and balanced investments in health research will Canada succeed in keeping its citizens the healthiest in the world and in becoming an innovation nation. Our Mission is to improve the health and prosperity of all Canadians by championing Canada’s global leadership in health research.
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