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Genome Canada

Genome Canada is a not-for-profit organization that was mandated by the Government of Canada to develop and implement a national strategy for supporting large-scale genomics and proteomics research projects. Together with its six Genome Centres and other partners, Genome Canada invests in and manages large-scale research projects in key selected areas such as agriculture, environment, fisheries, forestry, health and new technology development.

They also support research projects aimed at studying and analyzing the ethical, environmental, economic, legal and social issues related to genomics research (GE3LS). In addition, six science & technology (S&T) platforms with cutting edge technical capabilities have been put in place across Canada to support the large-scale projects.

Projects and S&T platforms are selected based on their international competitiveness and scientific excellence in the framework of Canada's social and economic fabric. To date, Genome Canada has invested more than $840 million across Canada, which, when combined with funding from other partners, is expected to result in $1.6 billion in 131 innovative research projects and platforms.

Please note that Genome Canada does offer opportunities for research infrastructure funding in addition to opportunities for operational funding and support.

If you have any questions about Genome Canada programs, please contact the Institutional Programs Division team at