A vision to realize the best of Canadian research

The CFI’s new five-year strategic plan includes a bold vision for building a stronger future for Canada

OTTAWA, ONT. — Today, we published our 2023–28 strategic plan called “Aiming high,” which highlights our vision of meeting 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

The plan is built on five pillars:

Fostering the science of tomorrow: Our contribution to building today the research capacity that supports the science of tomorrow

Building prosperous and healthy communities: Our contribution to enhancing the connection between research and communities

Contributing to a sustainable world: Our contribution to environmental, social and economic sustainability

Inspiring the next generation: Our contribution to promoting equity, diversity, inclusion and community

Delivering for the research community: Our contribution to leveraging institutional partnerships and collaboration

“As we confidently look to the future, we will listen, take note and incorporate the best ideas of the research community in our programs and operations,” says Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President and CEO of the CFI. “We will work with all of our stakeholders to achieve the goals we have set out in this strategic plan in order to meet the needs of Canada’s research community.”

We developed this plan after consulting with our stakeholders, including research institutions and academic, public, private and not-for-profit communities. The consultations helped us set out a series of meaningful actions that will help address the challenges and opportunities on the horizon for the Canadian research community.