The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Graham Boeckh Foundation (GBF) have jointly launched a mental health research network that aims to improve the care provided to young Canadians with mental illness through a transformative research initiative. The initiative is a collaborative effort between CIHR and GBF, with each party providing funding of $12.5 million, for a total investment of $25 million over five years.
CIHR is the Government of Canada's health research investment agency. CIHR's mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 14,100 health researchers and trainees across Canada.
TRAM is the first initiative launched under CIHR's Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR).
GBF is a private foundation created by J. Anthony Boeckh and his family to fund initiatives in the area of mental health and other related disciplines. GBF aims to improve mental health care in Canada by strategically leading and funding projects in research, research translation and community outreach.