Potential agencies to which the JIBC can apply for research funding.
British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund
The British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) will permit public post-secondary institutions, teaching hospitals, and affiliated non-profit research agencies to invest in research infrastructure. As the objectives of BCKDF focus on creating and enhancing research infrastructure within the province, proposals should reflect the manner in which they will contribute to building or enhancing an institution’s long-term capacity for leading edge research, provincial economic development and job creation.
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is an independent corporation created by the Government of Canada to fund research infrastructure. The CFI's mandate is to strengthen the ability of Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals, and non-profit research institutions to carry out world-class research and technology development that benefits Canadians.
Canadian International Development Agency
The objective of the CIDA program is to facilitate the efforts of the people of developing countries to achieve self-sustainable economic and social development in accordance with their needs and environment, by cooperating with them in developing activities. The Canadian College Partnership Program (CCPP) applies community college expertise to building the capacity of developing-country educational and training institutions to address the sustainable development priorities of their countries.
CRTI (CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) Research and Technology Initiative)
The Chemical, Biological, Radiological-Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Research and Technology Initiative (CRTI) is part of Canada's response, helping to sharpen the focus of our scientific and security communities on the areas that are the most relevant to today’s realities. CRTI and the PSTP administer the programs and funding that support research in their respective mission areas.
The Drummond Foundation invites applications from clinical investigators working in Canada and interested in improving the quality of life of socially, mentally, or physically disadvantaged elderly individuals and their families.
The Endswell Foundation is an independent registered charity, operating under the Renewal group of organizations. Through the 1990s Endswell was the largest, BC based, private foundation funding environmental issues in the province. Carol Newell founded Endswell with the intention to spend beyond the annual earnings - choosing to maximize its immediate impact over its longevity as a private institution. This spend-down strategy is highlighted by our largest annual grant to the building of the Tides Canada Foundation.
Since 2000, Tides Canada Foundation's involvement has helped advance work in social justice, climate change, the economy and environment, habitat protection, domestic violence prevention, reforms of the charitable sector, and social finance. Tides Canada Foundation, and its sister Sage Centre, are important Canadian institutions. They provide national leadership for philanthropic support on pressing issues of the day, mentoring and supporting Canadians in placing their charitable funds effectively.
Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) - Policy Research
The Policy Research Initiative is a neutral policy research organization for the federal government. The Policy Research Initiative conducts research in support of the Government of Canada’s medium term agenda. Its core mandate is to advance research on emerging horizontal issues, and to ensure the effective transfer of acquired knowledge to policy-makers.
Imagine Canada's Research Program is recognized as the leading source of research on Canada's charitable and nonprofit sector. The Research Program studies a range of areas related to the sector, including charitable giving, volunteering, civic participation, attitudes towards charities, and the evaluation practices and needs of nonprofit and charitable organizations. It has done pioneering research on the size, scope, and value of the charitable and nonprofit sector in Canada.
National Research Council
The National Research Council pursues many areas of research that includes helping to uncover solutions to national challenges in health, climate change, the environment, clean energy and other fields.
RCMP Foundation- Funding
Any community group or individual, with the support and participation of the local RCMP detachment, may initiate an application for MPF Project Funding. Proposed projects must demonstrate significant benefits for the community as well as the support of the project by the community. Projects are funded twice annually, spring and fall.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
SSHRC supports university-based research and graduate training in the social sciences and humanities. SSHRC grants and fellowships are awarded through an independent, national, peer-review process. Applicants (principal investigators) must be affiliated with a Canadian postsecondary institution. Apply for funding.
Work Safe BC
The Research Secretariat's mission is to support scientific research and knowledge transfer that will contribute to: Improving health and safety in B.C. workplaces; Fostering successful rehabilitation and return-to-work of injured workers; and Ensuring fair compensation for workers suffering injury or illness on the job.
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada - Cultural/Educational Centres
The CECP provides financial assistance to First Nations, tribal/district councils, Inuit communities and First Nation/Inuit non-profit corporations to preserve, develop and promote First Nations and Inuit culture and heritage, through the delivery of programs and services developed at the community levels. This is accomplished through the funding of established centres, which develop and operate cultural/educational programs for First Nations/Inuit people to participate in, and for the general public to experience.
Canadian Council on Learning (CCL)
The CCL supports a wide variety of activities to foster evidence-based research on learning, build Canada’s capacity for research on learning, and encourage the use of research on learning to make informed decisions about learning policies and programs. This site contains some quick links to a variety of information for Canadian researchers in the field of learning.
Canadian Women's Foundation
Canadian Women’s Foundation is Canada’s only national public foundation dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. The foundation raises funds and grants them to initiatives across the country. You may apply for a grant to:
1) prevent violence against women through work involving girls or teens, or
2) help women and children rebuild their lives after experiencing violence.
Canadian Foundation for Health Care Improvement
The foundation primarily sponsors and promotes applied health systems research through its funded programs. Most research programs are jointly funded by the foundation and other organizations — in particular, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), provincial ministries and agencies and decision-making organizations that have a particular interest in the topic at hand.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the major federal agency responsible for funding health research in Canada.
Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI)
The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) was established in 2003 as an independent not-for-profit corporation, operating collaboratively with health professionals and organizations, regulatory bodies and governments to build and advance a safer healthcare system for Canadians. CPSI performs a coordinating and leadership role across health sectors and systems, promotes leading practices and raises awareness with stakeholders, patients and the general public about patient safety. CPSI is uniquely positioned to assist health professionals, providers and organizations to access the latest evidence, change concepts and recommended evaluation strategies through targeted Canadian interventions and programming.
Disabilities Health Research Network
The Disabilities Health Research Network (DHRN) seeks to increase both the quality and the quantity of health research in the disability field. DHRN provides venues for researchers to form connections thereby helping to form new research teams and increasing interrelations. They strive to connect community groups or members with research teams to develop research questions that will have an impact on the disability community.
Health Canada - Applied Research and Analysis Directorate (ARAD)
The Health Policy Research Program (HPRP) funds research that provides an evidence base for Health Canada's policy decisions. The HPRP is a strategic and targeted program with a broad socio-economic orientation and connections to national and international endeavours. It also provides Health Canada with the capacity to enter into partnerships to achieve its goals
JEMS EMS Research Grant 2010-2011
The Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), with the cooperation of the Prehospital Care Research Forum (PCRF), is awarding a research grant to encourage a prehospital care provider or agency to participate in a research project.
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research was established in March 2001 with the mandate to provide leadership and to implement core funding programs to build BC's capacity for excellence in health research.
Vancouver Foundation - Health Research Funding
Vancouver Foundation is a philanthropic non-governmental community foundation which operates primarily as a permanent collection of endowed funds. Project grants are available to B.C. post-secondary educational institutions, clinical agencies, and community organizations (registered as charities with Revenue Canada). B.C. Medical Foundation provides limited funding for Health Research, Community-Based Health Research and Health Education.
Department of Justice - Programs Branch
The Department of Justice is dedicated to developing and maintaining a fair and accessible Canadian justice system. To help the Department achieve its broad policy objectives, the Programs Branch uses a variety of programs including grants and contributions to test fresh approaches to improving Canada's justice system, to contribute to developing policies and to support its mandate of a more accessible, equitable and efficient justice system for Canadians. Apply for funding to programs such as: Drug Treatment Court, Victims Funds, and Justice Partnership and Innovation Program.
Canadian Subsidy Directory
This Publication contains more than 3100 direct and indirect financial subsidies, grants and loans offered by government departments and agencies, foundations, associations and organisations. JIBC Library has a print copy of the Canadian Subsidy Directory.
COS (Community of Science) Fun
Large and comprehensive research funding database. Updated daily, COS Funding Opportunities includes more than 23,000 records, representing over 400,000 funding opportunities, worth over $33 billion.
McMaster University, Research Office for Administration, Development and Support.
Funding Opportunities: Research Funding Programs Information
From University of Toronto, Office of the Vice-President, Research & Associate Provost.
A searchable, continuously updated, database of funding opportunities in biomedical research and science education.
Last updated April 19, 2013