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Neurological Projects

News Release: The Government of Canada funds National Neurological Study


  • The Government of Canada is investing approximately $6 million today to support 10 studies on neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and neuromuscular conditions.
  • This investment is part of the Government of Canada’s $15 million commitment to the first-ever National Population Health Study on Neurological Conditions which will provide a better picture of the state of neurological diseases in Canada.

Examples of Neurological Research Projects announced on Sept. 29

University of Waterloo:
A study to gather health information on people in nursing homes or receiving home care who are living with neurological conditions.
University of Calgary:
A review of data and data sources to estimate the rates of neurological diseases in Canada.
McGill University
A study to determine the number of Canadians (ages 45-85) affected by neurological conditions.
Dalhousie University:
A study designed to understand the effects of neurological conditions on the lives of Canadians and their families; and the ability of health, social and community services to support individuals and families to independently manage life with a neurological condition.
Native Women’s
Association of Canada
A study to examine how Aboriginal women view neurological conditions, the effect of these conditions on Aboriginal women, their families and communities and the resources needed to provide culturally appropriate care.
Neurological Research Projects
Project Title Applicant Name Funding Amount
Systematic Review of factors influencing the progression of neurological conditions University of Ottawa $ 382,597
Systematic Review of factors influencing the onset of neurological conditions University of Ottawa $ 298,787
Understanding from within: Developing community driven and culturally relevant models for understanding and responding to neurological conditions among Aboriginal peoples Native Women’s Association of Canada $ 785,278
Neurological Conditions in British Columbia The British Columbia Ministry of Health $ 274,975
Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN): Neurological Conditions The College of Family Physicians of Canada $ 306,359
Validation of administrative data algorithms to determine population prevalence and incidence of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, MS, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences $ 599,334
Innovations in Data, Evidence and Applications for Persons with Neurological Conditions University of Waterloo $ 1,470,696
Understanding the epidemiology of neurological conditions and building the methodological foundation for surveillance University of Calgary $ 400,000
Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging: Neurological Conditions Initiative (CLSA-NCI) Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre $ 651,440
The Everyday Experience of Living with and Managing a Neurological Condition (LINC study) Dalhousie University $ 813,434
    $ 5,982,900