Alberta Innovates (formerly Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions)

As the newly formed Alberta Innovates corporation, we still fund top quality, internationally competitive health research and innovation activities to improve the health and wellbeing of Albertans. We provide leadership for Alberta’s health research and innovation enterprise by directing, coordinating, reviewing, funding and supporting research and innovation.

Working with our many partners in the health system, we ensure that research achieves innovation in care, policy and practice, and that the needs of patients and clinicians influence research.

Our background

Alberta Innovates consolidation was launched November 1, 2016. Read more here


Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions

Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions was established as part of the Alberta Innovates system by an Act of Legislation of the government of Alberta. It is an agency of the Government of Alberta. We receive a yearly allocation from the Ministry of Health and report through the ministry to the people of Alberta.

Our Mandate and Roles document reflects our role and responsibilities and outlines the government statues and regulations with which we comply.

Alberta’s Health Research and Innovation Strategy (AHRIS) sets out Alberta’s health research agenda for the coming decade to ensure our considerable investments in research align with our priority—to improve the health of Albertans.

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Read about the impact of our funding and support...

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AHRIS Areas of Strategic Priority

Wellness at Every Age

  • Child and maternal health
  • Mental health and addiction
  • Chronic disease
  • Infectious disease
  • Health promotion
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Injury prevention, acute care and rehabilitation
  • Environmental health

Innovative Health Service Delivery

  • Effectiveness and efficiency
  • Innovative delivery models
  • Chronic disease management support systems
  • Personalized medicine