Canada invests $6M into strengthening, expanding CRISM

The Government of Canada has invested $6M through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in order to expand and strengthen the impact of the Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Matters (CRISM). $4M of the funding will be used to create a Network Coordinating Centre, which will be led by University of Calgary Professor Dr David Hodgins. This team will establish four core platforms for initiatives such as knowledge mobilization, training, research, mentorship, and clinical trials and studies. The other $2M will go toward the development of the CRISM Indigenous Engagement Platform, which will be led by USask Associate Professor Dr Robert Henry. Henry’s team will advise the Network Coordinating Centre on Indigenous research priorities, which will help to strengthen and increase Indigenous involvement across CRISM’s regional nodes.

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