April 10, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Institutes of Health Research
David McGuinty, MP for Ottawa South, on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, announced today that the Government of Canada is investing in a new partnership that will help improve health outcomes and quality of care for the more than 300,000 Canadians living with type 1 diabetes, and their families.
The announcement was made at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Members of the All-Party Juvenile Diabetes Caucus – Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, MP for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country, Sonia Sidhu, MP for Brampton South, and Filomena Tassi, MP for Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas – were on hand for the announcement.
The Government of Canada, through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), is partnering with JDRF to support clinical trials research for type 1 diabetes. Both CIHR and JDRF have committed $15M to the Partnership to Defeat Diabetes, for a total investment of $30M.
JDRF and CIHR share a vision of improved care, outcomes and treatment for Canadians living with Type 1 diabetes. The investment announced today will advance the search for a cure and ensure that research results are applied to patient care for those living with diabetes and other autoimmune diseases. This world-class collaboration also provides an opportunity to maintain Canada’s leadership in diabetes research and clinical trials.
CIHR welcomes investments from important charities like JDRF. These partnerships play a key role in advancing world-class research that strengthens the health care system and improves the health of Canadians.