Genome Canada is a not-for-profit organization, which acts as a catalyst for developing and applying genomics and genomic-based technologies to create economic and social benefits for Canadians. Together with its six Genome Centres and with other partners, Genome Canada invests in and manages large-scale research projects in key selected areas such as agriculture, environment, fisheries, forestry, health and new technology development. Genome Canada also supports research projects aimed at studying and analyzing the ethical, environmental, economic, legal and social issues related to genomics research (GE3LS).
Projects and S&T innovation centres are selected based on their international competitiveness and scientific excellence in the framework of Canada's social and economic fabric. McGill is the host and major contributor to one of these platform services: the McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation centre.
For the general guidelines and current competitions funded by Genome Canada, please consult the Genome Canada website.