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.
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.
Our strategic vision for 2023–28
Supporting research across the spectrum
Our Innovation Fund supports a broad range of research programs to help Canada remain at the forefront of exploration and knowledge generation; our College Fund helps colleges foster partnerships to address the needs of a Canadian industry or community. Learn more about these two funds.
OntarioNow is the time: Elevating Black people in STEMM
An interview with Maydianne Andrade, inaugural president of the Canadian Black Scientists Network, about the persistent obstacles Black people encounter in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine
British ColumbiaChanging human behaviour to avert the climate crisis
Researchers at the University of British Columbia are exploring how people of various political stripes respond to the climate crisis — and how to spur collective climate action despite their differences
British ColumbiaLife on the edge
An experiential research project at Simon Fraser University explores the psychology behind our perceptions of poverty
OntarioCan a bicycle be a tool for creating gender equality?
Researchers at York University use visual and digital media to explore the connection between physical activity and unequal power relations.
From genomics to economics, researchers in Canada are finding ways to address a crisis that is made worse by climate change and political unrest
SaskatchewanClimate resilient crops that can do more with less
How researchers are tackling the roots of food insecurity — in a very literal way
OntarioPower, policies and sustainability in the global food system
Today’s industrial approach to agriculture leaves the world dangerously dependent on a few crops and a few companies. Jennifer Clapp wants to change that.
OntarioBlueprints for boosting plant immunity
How sophisticated genomics could help address food insecurity by giving crops an edge in the arms race against pathogens