Health Research Funding

Investigating the Health Effects of the Alberta Wildfires

This program is now closed to entry.

Alberta Innovates, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Canadian Red Cross have developed this grant to build on Canada’s emerging expertise in disaster medicine and health research responses.

Value & Term

$250,000/year for a maximum of two years

Alberta Innovates, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Canadian Red Cross have developed the research grant “Investigating the Effects of the Alberta Wildfires” to build on Canada’s emerging expertise in disaster medicine and health research responses.

The goal of this grant is to support research that works to minimize the health impacts that the provincial wildfires and subsequent evacuations have had on Albertans.

The research grant focuses on the following:

  • Pediatric Resiliency related to mental health and addiction
  • Adult Resiliency related to mental health and addiction
  • Occupational Health (e.g., workforce PTSD, exposure to air pollution/smoke affecting the respiratory system)

Research proposals in other areas will also be considered and supported, including (but not limited to):

  • Indigenous Health
  • Toxicology/environmental measurements (short, medium and long-term impacts)
  • Impact on health service delivery/emergency response
  • Social media and public messaging
  • Sex and gender-specific resiliency and effects of the wildfires
  • Cross-sectoral (spanning multiple areas of relevance)

Program Contact Information

Name: Kathy Morrison
Title: Senior Coordinator, Grants Processing
Phone: 780-429-7655
Email: Kathy.Morrison@albertainnovates.ca