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CIHR Institute of Aging
As part of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Institute of Aging (IA) is a national leader in addressing health research priorities for seniors. IA initiatives not only link and support researchers located in universities and hospitals across the country, but also bring together different levels of government, practitioners, voluntary health organizations and seniors themselves.
Together our community is working to increase our knowledge about aging, in order to help address the challenges facing Canada's growing seniors' population and to promote the elements of healthy and successful aging.
The CIHR IA is part of the Government of Canada's commitment to providing our aging population with the support needed to live healthy, independent lives and to maintain quality of life in all states of health.
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer works with Canada’s cancer community to reduce the burden of cancer through co-ordinated system-level change. Grounded in and informed by the experiences of those most affected by cancer, the organization plays a unique role working with partners to support multi-jurisdictional uptake of the knowledge emerging from cancer research and best practices in order to optimize cancer control planning and drive improvements in quality of practice across the country. Partners include provincial and territorial cancer programs; federal organizations and agencies; First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations; national health and patient organizations; and individual experts who provide strategic cancer control insight and advice from both patient and professional perspectives.
Through sustained effort and a focus on the full cancer continuum from prevention and treatment through to survivorship and end-of-life care, the Partnership supports the collective work of the broader cancer control community in achieving long-term outcomes that will have a direct impact on the health of Canadians: reduced incidence of cancer, less likelihood of Canadians dying from cancer, and an enhanced quality of life of those affected by cancer. For more information, visit partnershipagainstcancer.ca. The Partnership is also the driving force behind cancerview.ca, which connects Canadians to cancer control services, information and resources. The Partnership is funded by Health Canada.
CIHR Institute of Gender and Health
As part of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Institute of Gender and Health is an international leader in fostering research that explores how sex and gender influence health. Through our commitment to knowledge translation, we facilitate the application of these research findings to address pressing health challenges facing men, women, girls, boys and gender diverse people. Our mandate is unique and cuts across all areas of health research.
At WorkSafeBC, we’re dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across B.C. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases occur, we provide compensation and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also provide no-fault insurance and work diligently to sustain our workers’ compensation system for today and future generations. We’re honoured to serve the almost 2.2 million workers and 220,000 employers in our province.
Government of Canada
Canadian Heritage and its portfolio organizations play a vital role in the cultural, civic and economic life of Canadians. Arts, culture and heritage represent $54.6 billion in the Canadian economy and more than 630,000 jobs in sectors such as film and video, broadcasting, music, publishing, archives, performing arts, heritage institutions, festivals and celebrations.
The CNESST promotes labour rights and obligations and ensures that they are respected by both Québec workers and employers.
To this end, the CNESST:
Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité
The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) is a private, non-profit organization, funded mostly by the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST).
The IRSST carries out most of its activities in four research fields: Chemical and Biological Hazard Prevention, Mechanical and Physical Risk Prevention, Sustainable Prevention and Work Environment, Occupational Rehabilitation.
With a Board of Directors made up of an equal number of employer and worker representatives, it is also a parity organization.
CAREX Canada is the country's leading source of evidence on Canadians' exposures to workplace and environmental carcinogens. It aims to offer a better understanding of which known and suspected carcinogens Canadians are exposed to and where in Canada such exposures may occur. The ultimate goal of the project is to inform efforts to reduce these exposures and thereby help to prevent cancer.
FACETS (www.facetsjournal.com) is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary open access science journal. FACETS aims to advance science by publishing high-quality, open access research that represents the multifaceted global community of researchers and offers choice to authors. FACETS publishes a range of article types across several broad subject areas, including Biomedical and Health Sciences. Papers submitted to FACETS undergo rigorous peer-review, coordinated by an Editorial Board comprising over 80 subject-matter experts from around the world. FACETS is published by Canadian Science Publishing, a not-for-profit scholarly publisher based in Ottawa, Canada. Submit your next paper to FACETS!
The Lung Association
The Lung Association is a registered charity dedicated to making Ontario a better place to breathe. It provides programs and services to patients and health-care providers, invests in lung research and campaigns for improved policies on lung health. Information about breathing and lung health issues is available through the Lung Health Information Line 1-888-344-LUNG (5864) or at email@example.com
The website, for information and downloadable resources is http://www.on.lung.ca
Occupational Cancer Research Centre
The Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) is a unique partnership that unites research, healthcare, workplace safety, labour and industry groups. It is jointly funded by Cancer Care Ontario, the Ontario Ministry of Labour, and the Canadian Cancer Society-Ontario Division and was developed in collaboration with the United Steelworkers.
The OCRC, established in 2009, is the first of its kind in Canada. The establishment of the OCRC grew out of the recognized need to re-emphasize research on the causes and prevention of occupation-related cancers after decades of diminished effort in most countries.
The OCRC works to fill the gaps in our knowledge of occupation-related cancers and use these findings to inform preventive programs to control workplace carcinogenic (cancer-causing) exposures and improve the health of workers.
The Centre is housed at Cancer Care Ontario. It is led by a Director, Dr. Paul Demers, and supported by a Steering Committee and a Scientific Advisory Committee.
Institute for Work and Health
The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization. The Institute has been described as one of the top five occupational health and safety research centres in the world.
At IWH, our goal is to protect and improve the health of working people by providing useful, relevant research. We conduct and share research with policy-makers, workers and workplaces, clinicians and health & safety professionals.
Our research is driven by two broad goals. The first is to protect healthy workers by studying the prevention of work-related injury and illness. This type of research includes studies of workplace programs, prevention policies and the health of workers at a population level. The second is to improve the health and recovery of injured workers. This includes research on treatment, return to work, disability prevention and management, and compensation policies.
The Institute’s work environment is unique. Scientists from different disciplines work collaboratively with each other and with our knowledge transfer and exchange staff. We also work closely with our external partners to help ensure our research has value in real-world settings.
Scientists, students and policy-makers from around the world come to the Institute on a regular basis to collaborate, learn and consult with us.