Government of Canada Invests in Mitacs to Support Cutting-Edge Research and the Next Generation of Scientists

Québec, Quebec — Following the official announcement by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health, Mitacs is thrilled to confirm its continued support through the Strategic Science Fund (SSF). The announcement, made in Québec City, highlights the Government of Canada’s commitment to investing in cutting-edge research and fostering the next generation of scientists.

The event marked a significant moment for Canadian innovation, as more than $800 million in funding was allocated to 24 esteemed science and research organizations across the country. This investment reinforces Mitacs’s pivotal role in driving economic growth and innovation by connecting research with industry and developing talent to address global challenges.

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“Science and research are the cornerstones of Canada’s economic well-being and progress. Canada’s researchers work to expand our understanding of the world, and they generate new ideas to solve some of the biggest challenges of our time. With this investment through the Strategic Science Fund, our government is continuing its support for world-class, cutting-edge research and for those who work to inspire and train the next generation.”

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

“By investing in health organizations through the Strategic Science Fund, we are advancing Canadian research and knowledge that will improve health outcomes across the country. This funding supports innovative medical treatments, advanced biotechnological applications, genomic science, regenerative medicine, and research into cancer and brain health. By deepening our understanding of health challenges and supporting science-based solutions, we are investing in the well-being of people in Canada.”

The Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health

“We are honored to be recognized through the Strategic Science Fund. This support enables us to continue our important work, connecting research, talent, and industry to solve innovation challenges and drive economic growth. It also allows us to make innovation accessible — recognizing talent in underrepresented communities and removing systemic barriers that prevent these groups from taking an active role in innovation.”

John Hepburn, CEO, Mitacs

About Mitacs

Mitacs works to bring innovation to more people in more places across Canada and around the world. Mitacs makes investing in new knowledge easier through access to top researchers, flexible project plans, and co-investments in talent.

A not-for-profit organization, Mitacs is funded by the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta, the Government of British Columbia, Research Manitoba, the Government of New Brunswick, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Government of Nova Scotia, the Government of Ontario, Innovation PEI, the Government of Quebec, the Government of Saskatchewan, and the Government of Yukon.

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