Impact of your donation

Research is fundamental

IRCM researchers have made major scientific breakthroughs in several areas, including diabetes. We are pleased to be able to contribute to these discoveries by supporting top scientists at the IRCM.

– René Goulet, Trustee, Fondation J.A. DeSève

Without basic research, there is no applied research. Without applied research, there is no innovation. Without innovation, there is no wealth creation. Basic research is therefore the foundation for the prosperity of countries like Canada.

Research investments are necessary for a society's growth

Innovation is at the heart of a society's development. Research funding is therefore a major issue, as it generates social and economic growth. Witness this importance by watching the research presentations of Michel Fries and Marie-Anne Goyette, both doctoral students at the Institute.

Philanthropy is an essential asset for a research institution like the IRCM. Thanks to generous donors who value research, IRCM researchers can count on resources that allow them to innovate and implement new programs and, consequently, make important discoveries.

A first scholarship, essential to become a researcher

Each year, the Institute trains approximately 150 master's and doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. These students are the health researchers of tomorrow. In the highly competitive world of research, these young people absolutely need a first scholarship recognizing their excellence. This grant represents the first concrete step in their scientific careers and opens the door for them to obtain other awards and grants from granting agencies. 

Beyond the support of a few excellent students, all health research benefits from these scholarships. Because these students work in the IRCM laboratories where they advance health research. The results of this research provide better diagnosis and care for the entire population.

Supporting health research at the IRCM is...

  • Participating in scientific advances that will change the way the most deadly diseases are treated
  • Contributing to improved health care and community well-being
  • Encouraging the next generation of researchers who will meet tomorrow's challenges 

In my opinion, if it wasn't for the care and excellent care I receive at the Institute, I would no longer be of this world. For many years, my wife and I have contributed to the IRCM Foundation to advance health research, and this is one of the best investments I have ever made.

– The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, Donor and member of the IRCM Foundation's Circle of benefactors


Many thanks to our generous donors. It is thanks to them that the Foundation can support the IRCM's priority projects! People of heart have pledged to make a donation upon their death to the IRCM Foundation, making it possible to immortalize their contribution to health research.