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The 1,000 Letters Project

Posted: March 11, 2011

The goal of this project is to send 1,000 letters to the Minister of Health, the Prime Minister, the Minister of Finance, and your local M.P. concerning the need for further investments in CIHR to provide internationally competitive levels of funding to our researchers and to allow CIHR to fulfill its mandate to improve the health and prosperity of Canadians.

Via Post:
The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, P.C., M.P.
Health Canada
Brooke Claxton Building, Tunney's Pasture
Postal Locator: 0906C
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9


The letter should be positive and include the following elements:

  • Re: CIHR
  • thank the government for its many investments in health research
  • tell a personal story on the positive impact of CIHR and how the research we conduct improves the health and prosperity of Canadians
  • raise a concern about the research enterprise, operating grants, international competitiveness, etc
  • suggest further government investments in CIHR (e.g., The 7% Solution: a government commitment to an additional investment of 7% per year in CIHR would double its budget to $2 billion in 10 years.)

Reinhart Reithmeier
University of Toronto
CIHR University Delegate
r.reithmeier@utoronto.ca

Jean-Pierre Perreault
Jean-Pierre.Perreault@usherbrooke.ca 

Send Your Letters Today!

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