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Canadian and International Research

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Research relating to Canadian Issues


Consult three Health Canada websites : Sante Canada/Health Canada, Agence de Sante Publique du Canada / Public Health Agency of Canada and the Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada / Canadian Institutes of Health Research.


Alliance canadienne pour la maladie mentale et la santé mentale / Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH)

CAMIMH’s mandate is to ensure that mental health is placed on the national agenda so that persons with a lived experience of mental illness and their families receive appropriate access to care and support.

Association canadienne pour la santé mentale / Canadian Mental Health Association

The association supports the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. 


Association des infirmières et infirmiers du Canada / Canadian Nurses Association

CNA advances the practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada’s publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.


Association des psychiatres du Canada / Canadian Psychiatric Association

As the national voice of Canadian psychiatrists, the Canadian Psychiatric Association advocates for the professional needs of its members and promotes excellence in education, research, and clinical practice.

Collège des médecins de famille du Canada / College of Family Physicians of Canada 

Information on continuing education, health policies and research.


Fédération des infirmières et infirmiers en santé mentale/ Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses

We are a national voice for psychiatric and mental health (PMH) nursing.


Institut canadien d'information sur la santé (ICIS) / Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

We are an independent, not-for-profit corporation that provides essential information on Canada’s health system and the health of Canadians.


Médecins francophones du Canada

Unites francophone doctors in the quest for high quality medical services.


Portail de recherche sur la francophonie canadienne

A university site focusing on "la francophonie canadienne", it is also a communication and research tool.


Le Réseau de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la santé des francophones en contexte minoritaire au Canada 

RISF is an interdisciplinary and interinstitutional research network studying the real-life experiences of francophone minorities in the realm of health care. RISF's main goals are to document the disparities between health and services in minority francophone communities and to disseminate the results of their research.


Société canadienne de psychologie / Canadian Psychology Association

Its objectives are to improve the health and welfare of all Canadians; to promote excellence and innovation in psychological research, education, and practice and to promote the advancement, development, dissemination, and application of psychological knowledge.


Société santé en français (SSF)  

SSF aims to further develop French language health services in francophone and Acadian minority communities in Canada


L'espérance de vie et la démence au Canada : l'Étude sur la santé et le vieillissement au Canada  / Life Expectancy and Dementia in Canada: The Canadian Study of Health and Aging (Public Health Agency of Canada, PHAC)

For the elderly, dementia is a significant cause of disability, institutional admission and death. There are differences between the sexes in the incidence of the various types of dementia and in the likelihood of being institutionalized. This paper quantifies these differences in terms of the expected years lived after age 65 with and without dementia.


Research relating to International Issues


Observatoire international de la santé et des services sociaux (OISSS)

The OISSS collects, analyzes and disseminates pertinent information on the reforms, modes of organization, and performance of health and social services systems. To this end, it is working towards the development of a network of international stakeholders to allow exchange of knowledge and experience among various countries.


The Observatoire international de la santé et des services sociaux (international observatory on health and social services) comes under the Québec ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux.



Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) / World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

The WHO website offers information about their projects and programs, health topics, health issues in member countries, data and statistics, and publications. The website is available in five languages, including French.


Secrétariat international des infirmières et infirmiers de l’espace francophone (SIDIIEF)

Their mission is to facilitate the sharing of information among nurses throughout the francophone world in order to enhance the quality of care.



 World Federation for Mental Health

(English only)

An international membership organization founded in 1948 to advance, among all peoples and nations, the prevention of mental and emotional disorders, the proper treatment and care of those with such disorders, and the promotion of mental health.