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About SHRF

Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) funds, supports and promotes the impact of health research that matters to Saskatchewan.


SHRF's Purpose

SHRF's investments in research will contribute to the improved health of Saskatchewan citizens through a high-performing health ecosystem with a robust culture of health research and innovation

Our Strategic Goals

Strengthen research capacity

and competitiveness

Increase investment in

research and innovation

Align research with

stakeholders' needs

Values in Action

Our values in action represent a vital part of SHRF's strategic foundation and exemplify our fundamental beliefs and guiding principles for working with each other and all stakeholders.






SHRF's Guiding Statement

SHRF's investment decisions and activities are to solve Saskatchewan's health problems. In achieving our strategic goals, we will adhere to our organization's core values and promote inclusiveness, equity, creativity, and breadth in health research. Integral to this work will be supporting the health and research goals of the Indigenous community and continuing to ensure that sex- and gender-based analysis is incorporated into the research that we fund.

Our Key Activities

Develop and execute research funding competitions aligned with the needs of the province 

Uphold a rigorous peer review process that ensures quality and relevance of applications, and supports growth and capacity building for reviewers and researchers 

Measure impact and share stories of our investments and activities on the overall health of the province


Partner with other organizations to maximize efficiencies, reduce duplication and increase impact of health research investments and activities 


Act as a trusted and neutral convenor of multiple stakeholder groups, possessing in-depth knowledge, an unbiased view and expertise adding value and unique insights into the Saskatchewan research ecosystem

SHRF receives funding from the Government of Saskatchewan through Innovation Saskatchewan. 
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