MSK Health

CIHR-IMHA Musculoskeletal Research Catalyst Networks

CIHR-IMHA has awarded funding to two networks in the MSK space consisting of researchers, clinicians, and patient partners who aim to improve the health of Canadians.

Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network

Hosted at Western University in London, Ontario, the Canadian Musculoskeletal (MSK) Rehabilitation Research Network is an inclusive national network that facilitates collaborative transdisciplinary discovery, innovation, and clinical research to provide solutions to key research questions and care gaps in MSK rehabilitation. With its focus areas in pain, mobility and work participation, this Network supports an innovation pipeline for novel MSK rehab interventions to address the large pain and disability burden caused by bone, joint, muscle, and nerve problems.

The Neuromuscular Disease Network for Canada (NMD4C)


Hosted at the CHEO Research Institute in Ottawa, Ontario, NMD4C is a new Pan-Canadian network that brings together the country’s leading clinical, scientific, technical, and patient expertise to improve care, research, and collaboration in neuromuscular disease (NMD). Launched in January 2020, it aims to improve the care, research and treatment of NMDs for all Canadians through national and international collaboration, resource sharing, capacity building and dissemination in priority research areas. Its vision is to be a comprehensive, inclusive, open and enduring network for Canadian stakeholders to share expertise and data, collaborate on joint activities, and work together on research for the benefit of Canadian patients.

Read more about all CIHR-IMHA Research Catalyst Networks