Ontario Supporting a New Health Research Facility in Sudbury
Province Strengthening Health Research, Creating Jobs
Ontario is supporting an innovative health facility in Sudbury that will carry on research for cancer, infectious diseases and vaccines, while creating 18 jobs.
With support from the province's Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), the Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada (AMRIC) and Health Sciences North are renovating a former school on Walford Road to open the new health research facility. Scientists will work to ensure this important health research supports patient care in the area.
Investing in Northern Ontario's health infrastructure is part of the government's economic plan that is creating jobs for today and tomorrow. The comprehensive plan and its six priorities focus on Ontario's greatest strengths -- its people and strategic partnerships.
- Ontario, through the NOHFC, is providing almost $5 million for this project.
- Since 2003, the NOHFC has invested $897 million in more than 5,900 projects in Northern Ontario, creating or sustaining nearly 23,000 jobs.
- In Sudbury, the NOHFC has invested $136 million in 794 projects, creating or sustaining more than 2,460 jobs.
“Our government is committed to investing in research projects that will improve the quality of life of northerners and residents across Ontario. I am very pleased that the NOHFC could invest in this project, which will further establish Greater Sudbury as an important centre for health care research and will attract scientists and researchers to our region.”
“I am very pleased this innovative research facility is being established in Northern Ontario. This new centre will further strengthen health research links among the local hospital, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and Laurentian University. It will facilitate the sharing of scientific data and health care research, leading to improved patient care.”