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Research builds communities

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is a non-profit corporation that invests in research infrastructure at Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions.

Ready for a changing world

From how we produce and use energy, to how we build our homes and communities, research is helping us take on the extraordinary challenges facing our environment.
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Our strategic vision for 2023–28

Our strategic vision for the CFI is to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow while growing prosperity and building a stronger future for Canada through research.

Read Aiming high: Strategic plan 2023-28

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Reinforcing the reliability of our vulnerable electricity grid

York University's Pirathayini Srikantha studies power grid systems with the aim of keeping Canada’s infrastructure safe from fluctuations and hackers. Find out why she’s passionate about power.
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Connect with a research partner

Find the facilities, equipment and expertise to meet your research and innovation needs by using the Research Facilities Navigator database