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OUR STORY

Providing the funding necessary to fuel health research and innovation in Saskatchewan for the benefit of local and global health.

Our History

Our Vision

By 2021, SHRF will have led the establishment of a vibrant culture of health research and innovation for a stronger Saskatchewan.

Our Mission

SHRF leads strategic investments in high impact, peer-reviewed health research aligned with provincial needs; builds and broadens Saskatchewan’s health research and innovation capacity; and facilitates the use of health research findings for informed decision-making at all levels, from the individual to care providers to policy-makers.

From Vision To Impact

SHRF will lead the establishment of a vibrant culture of health research and innovation for a stronger Saskatchewan by focusing its efforts on five strategic goals:

  1. Invest in high-impact, peer-reviewed health research aligned with provincial needs
  2. Measure and demonstrate the impact of health research in Saskatchewan
  3. Mobilize knowledge for the physical, mental, social and economic well-being of Saskatchewan citizens
  4. Build and broaden Saskatchewan’s health research and innovation capacity
  5. Maximize organizational excellence

Read the SHRF Strategic Plan for 2016-21 and learn more about our efforts, our mandate and our goals going forward. Download

Our History

1979

1980

1980 - 2004

Early 2001

Late 2001

2003

Today

1979

The Saskatchewan Health Research Board (SHRB) is established by the Health Research Act.

1980

SHRB makes its first grants to the health research community. As the result of a group funding competition in following years, the Health Services Utilization and Research Commission (HSURC) was created to support independent health research.

1980 - 2004

SHRB and then HSURC helped fund research through grants focused on priority areas including career establishment, social science health research and personnel funding.

Early 2001

Ken Fyke recommended increasing health research spending to 1% of the health budget in his pivotal report, Caring for Medicare. This strategy would renew health science education and improve the health care system.

Late 2001

The Action Plan for Saskatchewan Health Care makes an additional $2 million available for research.

2003

SHRF starts operation to manage the increased funds and allocate them according to their mandate. In addition to these broad responsibilities, SHRF was tasked with sharing research knowledge with stakeholders - public, professional and private individuals.

Today

Saskatchewan’s unique population and geography offer opportunities found nowhere else in Canada. By working with its partners in our universities, government agencies, and communities, SHRF helps advance health research for Saskatchewan.

324-111 Research Drive
Saskatoon, SK Canada S7N 3R2
Phone: 306.975.1680 | 1.800.975.1699

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