These last weeks have been incredibly challenging for health care and health research in Canada as we have worked to confront the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was heartening to see Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recognize the tremendous dedication of Canada’s health researchers and the incredible value of the health research sector to strengthen health and strengthen our national economy.
I want to salute the over 50,000 employees working to support Canada’s health research enterprise and acknowledge the desperately needed support provided by the federal government. We have a long road ahead, but Trudeau’s announcement will provide a much-needed boost to our efforts as we battle to defeat COVID-19.
In closing, I am grateful to HealthCareCAN and its team for all advocacy work they have done to get where we are today.
Rob MacIsaac, Chair
Board of Directors