“Espouse a bold vision for the integration of research and healthcare that would ensure sustainable infrastructure, staffing, resources, career support for the generation and integration of research to improve patient care, population health and the economy. This would include the goals of the broader Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) and recommendations of the National Task Force on the Future of Academic Health Science Centres to bolster receptor capacity.”


Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) is about ensuring that the right patient receives the right intervention at the right time.

The objective of SPOR is to foster evidence-informed healthcare by bringing innovative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the point of care, so as to ensure greater quality, accountability, and accessibility of care. SPOR is a coalition of federal, provincial and territorial partners – all dedicated to the integration of research into care:

  • patients and caregivers
  • researchers
  • health practitioners
  • policy makers
  • provincial/territorial health authorities
  • academic institutions
  • charities
  • pharmaceutical sector

For more information, visit the SPOR webpage.