A Joint Welcome from CAPHC & PCC to Dr. Michael Strong

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The Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) and the Paediatric Chairs of Canada (PCC) join in congratulating and welcoming you to your new role as the President of the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR).

We share in your passion for research within a diverse landscape of populations, conditions and alliances. As national organizations that collaboratively serve the paediatric population, we realize the challenges and opportunities this role bestows upon you.

Our stakeholders range from large academic centres to community home health organizations, integrating leadership and expertise across medicine and allied health disciplines including patients and families.  Our priorities are those of our membership.  

In partnership with CIHR, we are keen to move forward on shared priorities including mental health, improving the health status of indigenous children, health service delivery and care across the continuum.

We are optimistic about the new Pan-Canadian research opportunities that promise to contribute to a fundamental shift and unprecedented discoveries to improve health and healthcare outcomes.  Engagement and consensus across health systems is complex, our strength is in offering access to our successful collaborations within the paediatric community and champions of paediatric research.

Together we offer our commitment to support your tenure to enable better health outcomes for all. 


Peter Fitzgerald, MD, FRCSC, FACS              
Chair of the Board, CAPHC                                          
President, McMaster Children’s Hospital                                  

Allison Eddy, MD, FRCP(C)
President, PCC
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
University of British Columbia