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CIHR Institute of Gender and Health

Canadian Institutes of Health Research


As part of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) fosters research that explores how sex and gender influence health. We use these findings to tackle the biggest health challenges. Our vision includes everybody—men, women, girls, boys and gender-diverse people.

We’ve built a community of researchers and knowledge users addressing the most pressing health challenges—integrating sex and gender to spark discovery, innovation and health impact. For our 2018-2023 strategic plan we will transform research methods to ensure health research is more rigorous and its findings generalizable to everyone.

Strategy 2018-2023 is a renewal of our commitment to the three strategic directions of
Integration, Innovation and Impact. With these strategic directions and our refreshed goals, we
will work towards transforming the health research ecosystem, promoting innovation in sex
and gender science and transforming health outcomes. We will move from awareness to