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Genome Canada receives five-year, $100.5 million commitment from Government of Canada

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Ottawa, ON

The renewed support from the Government of Canada will strengthen Genome Canada’s network of leading genomics researchers

Genome Canada is thrilled to receive a renewed federal investment of $100.5 million in funding for genomics as part of Budget 2019. The investment will enhance Genome Canada’s ability to advance the most cutting-edge developments in genomics research and applications of pressing interest to Canada and the world. The five-year federal commitment will allow Genome Canada to leverage each dollar through co-funding mechanisms with provinces, industry and not-for-profit partners, and international collaborators.

“We wish to thank the Government of Canada for its investment today. The renewed funding comes at a critical juncture for genomics research in Canada. The discoveries and applications we are seeing today are transforming approaches in healthcare, the environment and agriculture. The more we continue to invest in this research, the more we move towards improving our quality of life.”

– Mr. Marc LePage, CEO of Genome Canada

“Today’s investment signals that the federal government recognizes the value of genomics research to Canada. Genome Canada looks forward to continuing to place the well-being of Canada and Canadians at the forefront of its work.”

– Professor Moura Quayle, Chair, Genome Canada Board of Directors