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Request for Expressions of Interest to Collaborate on Research with Aboriginal Health Access Centres and Community Health Centres

Deadline September 21, 2011

On behalf of Ontario’s Community Health Centres (CHC) and the Aboriginal Health Access Centres (AHAC), the Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC) is currently approaching potential partners who would be interested in conducting research with the CHCs/AHACs in response to the upcoming CIHR Community-based Primary Health Care (PHC) Strategic Initiative, as well as in future research opportunities.  Research teams who are interested in partnering with the CHC/AHACs are required to contact us to discuss their project well in advance of submitting a grant proposal.  CHC/AHACs are unable to guarantee participation in studies that are not discussed and developed collaboratively in advance.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 21st, 2011, at 5:00 p.m.

Interested parties are asked to respond by reviewing the CHC/AHAC Partnered Research Approach and Research Priorities, filling out the accompanying template (please email to receive a copy) and submitting it to the AOHC by Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 at 5pm.  Electronic submissions are preferred and please send to On Monday, September 12th, 2011 from noon-1pm, a webinar will be held with interested researchers to review the proposal objectives, application process and answer questions from potential applicants.  Subsequently, select applicants will be asked to prepare a 45 min presentation and attend a two hour meeting on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 with CHC/AHAC representatives.  The meeting and presentation will be an opportunity to get to know each other, develop relationships and discuss in further detail the contents of the proposal and application.  Times will be confirmed a few days in advance.

We thank all interested parties in advance for their interest.  If you have any questions please contact Anjali Misra, Manager, Performance Management, at (416) 236-2539 x227 or