Neurological conditions affect an estimated 3.6 million Canadians. New and ground-breaking research is the key to improving the lives of those living with brain-related diseases and disorders.

Today, on behalf of Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, David Lametti, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, joined Brain Canada to announce a $10.17-million grant to establish the Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP). The CONP is a partnership of 15 universities that will facilitate the dissemination of data that support research to advance treatments for Canadians suffering from neurological diseases. The announcement was made during the CONP’s inaugural meeting at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University.