Muscular Dystrophy Canada is dedicated to excellence in all aspects of scientific research, including basic, focused, and applied work.

We firmly believe that the best way to find a cure for neuromuscular disorders is through collaboration, innovative research, and a rigorous adherence to scientific principles.

We offer different programs and funding opportunities to support research, with a focus on supporting and growing capacity within Canada. Find out more about our programs below.

For more information about our current grants and projects, please read Research in the Works

  • Dr. Toshifumi Yokota

    Friends of Garrett Cumming Research Chair

    Muscular Dystrophy Canada, in partnership with the University of Alberta, established the Chair in order to enhance national and international research capacity with the ultimate goal of finding a cure for all neuromuscular disorders.

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    The Rachel Fund

    The Rachel Fund was founded in 2005 by Tribute Communities with the goal of advancing medical and scientific knowledge related to myotonic dystrophy.

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    Rare Disease Collaboration

    Rare diseases represent an important public-health issue, yet it is currently major challenge for research. The fragmentation of resources and knowledge and the lack of treatment for the majority of them necessitate a coordinated approach to unravel the underlying molecular defects and pathophysiological mechanisms.

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    Neuromuscular Research Partnership

    The goal of the NRP was to fund excellence in basic, focused or applied research that would move us closer towards treatment options, and ultimately a cure, for neuromuscular disorders.

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