Research Canada Leadership in Advocacy Award

Recognition of Canadian health research—the kind that attracts the necessary public and political support—often comes from the dedicated and tireless efforts of health research advocates who educate policymakers, the media and the public about the social and economic benefits of health research and its promise of future cures and a better quality of life for all Canadians. It is through the work of these leaders in health research advocacy that health research becomes a high priority for all governments and for all Canadians.

Eligibility: Nominees may be an individual or organization/company/institution who or which represents or is drawn from a stakeholder group across the health innovation continuum. They must be Canadian.

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Upcoming Deadlines

April 17, 2021April 17, 2021 *
February 15, 2021 Feb. 15, 2021 February 15, 2021 16:00:00 February 15, 2021 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Research Canada Leadership in Advocacy Award Honours champions in health research advocacy. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.