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Province Investing in Ontario-made Research and Innovation at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

September 6, 2022

ETOBICOKE – The Ontario government is supporting Ontario-made innovation at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health with an investment of $140,000 in a research project. The funding is being delivered through the Early Researcher Awards project and supports researchers in making discoveries that advance knowledge, drive progress and create jobs for the people of Ontario.

“Cultivating research excellence and innovation are more important than ever as Ontario continues to respond to the impacts of COVID-19 and lays the groundwork for robust long-term economic growth,” said Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities. “These critical investments will ensure our world-class researchers have the resources they need to put Ontario at the forefront of innovation, supporting the development of homegrown ideas and products, and creating jobs in local communities.”

The funding will be used to cover the costs of research operations and supporting researchers to attract and retain research talent.

“Research and innovation are important drivers of Ontario’s economic growth, and through these investments, our government will ensure that our research activities continue to be competitive and attract the best and brightest talent to the province,” said Christine Hogarth, Member of Provincial Parliament for Etobicoke-Lakeshore. “By supporting ground-breaking research at the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health, we can advance new discoveries and innovation, help foster a skilled labour force and promote new business opportunities in Southeastern Ontario.”

The government is investing over $500 million over the next 10 years to support additional high‐value research undertaken across Ontario’s universities, colleges, research institutes and research hospitals.


  • Research projects were selected through a rigorous and competitive peer review process.
  • Early Researcher Awards provide funding to new researchers working at publicly funded Ontario research institutions to build a research team.
  • The Ontario Research Fund supports new leading-edge, transformative, and internationally significant research at Ontario colleges, universities, research institutes and hospitals through multiple streams.
  • On March 3, 2022, the Ontario government announced the launch of Intellectual Property Ontario, a new board-governed agency that will serve as a go-to resource for Intellectual Property (IP) expertise to help researchers and companies maximize the value of their IP, strengthen their capacity to grow and compete in the global market.
  • As announced in the 2022 Ontario Budget: Ontario’s Plan to Build, the launch of Intellectual Property Ontario is being supported by an investment of about $58 million over three years.
  • The launch of Intellectual Property Ontario is a significant milestone of the provinces Intellectual Property Action Plan



Christine Hogarth, MPP