Who We AreCIFAR, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, was founded on the belief that Canada has an important role in finding new ways to create a better future for the world.
Today, nearly 400 researchers in 16 countries participate in our long-term, multidisciplinary, global research networks.
CIFAR brings together these unique individuals to focus on important questions with the potential to improve human health and the environment, transform technology, build strong societies, understand human culture and even chart the universe.
Established in 1982, we are a private, non-profit institute of advanced study. CIFAR is supported by an exceptional community of individuals, foundations, corporations, the Government of Canada and the provincial governments of Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario.