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Solutions Program
Partnered Focus Areas

Health Research That Matters to Saskatchewan

Joanne Bracken, CEO, Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan

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"Funding research is critical to our vision and mission. When families are impacted by dementia, they want a diagnosis, they want to understand the disease so they can live well with dementia, following that they want a cure - not so much for themselves but for their children and grandchildren."

About Solutions

At the core of all SHRF Programs are four guiding principles that align with our strategic direction. These are: solving Saskatchewan health problems; responding to ecosystem needs; expanding partner dollars; and streamlining administrative duties. 

Collaborating with partners helps maximize efficiencies, reduce duplication and increase the impact of health research that matters to Saskatchewan people and the health challenges we face. We work with local and national partner organizations, all with the goal of making our province a healthier place for us to live.

The Solutions - Partnered Focus Areas aim to bring together all of these goals by mobilizing the research ecosystem, including researchers, partners and knowledge users, to focus and coordinate diverse skills and perspectives to address timely Saskatchewan health challenges. 

Focus Areas

Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

The focus of Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan is finding treatments, causes and cures, and improving the quality of life for people living with dementia in the province of Saskatchewan. This includes research in the areas of diagnosis, prevention/risk reduction, culturally sensitive care, long term care, palliative care and social inclusion.

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The Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan (ASOS) is the province’s leading dementia and research charity with a mission to empower people to live well with dementia while funding research into prevention, cures and quality of life. ASOS pursues this mission through the delivery of core services: support, education, awareness, advocacy and research. 


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Lung Health

The mission of Lung Sask is to improve lung health, one breath at a time. Lung Sask plays a role in improving the overall quality of life for those with a lived experience of lung disease through funding innovation and research for programs, education, training, treatment, and prevention of lung disease.

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Our mission: improving lung health, one breath at a time.


For more than 110 years, we have been at the forefront of improving lung health in Saskatchewan. Through the years, our commitment to continuous improvement has fueled our passion to advance our work in order to serve you better.

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Past Focus Areas

Chronic Diseases in Indigenous Communities

Boehringer Ingelheim (BICL) supports projects that align with the Pathways Framework, which reflects the values, strategic objectives and principles of BICL to support ongoing investments in Indigenous health initiatives with Indigenous peoples across Canada.
The purpose of Pathways Framework is to create innovative collaborations with Indigenous
community members who develop or are living with chronic illnesses. The framework facilitates cocreated collaboratives and partnerships designed to improve Indigenous health outcomes, with the
assumption that the community carries the best data and knowledge on how to enhance experiences
of health and determine a continuum of hope.


Boehringer Ingelheim (BICL) is a family-owned, research-driven pharmaceutical company established in 1885. For generations, the company has adhered to their goal to act with long-term responsibility and in a value-based manner.


As one of the top 20 companies in the pharmaceutical industry, improving the health of humans and animals is the goal of BICL with the aim to provide “value beyond the pill”. BICL creates value through innovation in three business areas of human pharmaceuticals, animal health, and biopharmaceuticals. BICL embrace the power of partnership and diversity of experts across the life-science community to accelerate the delivery of innovation to transform generations.

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