The size and depth of the CPTP resource is the result of work taking place in five regional cohorts representing eight provinces under the collaborative leadership of five regional Principal Investigators and world-leading experts in data harmonization, biobanking, ethics and the legal aspects of cohort work.

With its national coordinating centre based at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, the project is a partnership of:

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BC Generations Project Alberta's Tomorrow Project CARTaGENE Ontario Health Study Atlantic PATH

CPTP host institutions, who have also provided in-kind support, include:

  • BC Cancer Agency
  • Alberta Health Services
  • The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
  • Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) Sainte-Justine
  • Dalhousie University

Our Sponsors

This world-class health research resource has been made possible through the support of visionary funders and sponsors who understand and support the value of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project.

They share a desire to give scientists and researchers a powerful new tool—one that will help answer vital questions about how genetics, environment, lifestyle and behaviour interact and contribute to health outcomes.

List of Funders and Sponsors

  • Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
  • Canada Foundation for Innovation
  • Genome Canada
  • BC Cancer Foundation
  • Alberta Cancer Foundation
  • Alberta Health
  • Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
  • Public Health Ontario
  • Genome Quebec
  • Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Accelerating regional, national and international research

The size of the cohort and the richness of its epidemiological, clinical and biological data positions Canada amongst the leaders in longitudinal cancer and chronic disease research.

CPTP is a member of P3G, a not-for-profit organization that, among other things, helps research initiatives develop their approach to collecting data so their data can be combined or harmonized with those collected by other national or international cohorts. Being able to pool data from multiple cohorts has the potential to greatly increase the ability of researchers to find answers to complex health questions.

Nationally, CPTP accelerates research by providing Canadian researchers with a ready pool of available data and biological samples from a large group of participants, improving the competitiveness of Canadian research and providing opportunities for made-in-Canada discoveries. Utilizing CPTP data could save researchers a decade or more in time spent recruiting study participants. CPTP also holds the potential for future links with existing global and Canadian research institutions, databases and biological repositories. CPTP amplifies the research opportunities available, allowing researchers to explore the factors that have contributed to regional disparities in cancer and chronic disease rates.

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