Four government-funded organizations are leading the Ontario Health Study: the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to conduct research on cancer; Cancer Care Ontario which is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to improve cancer services; Public Health Ontario which is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and is dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all Ontarians and reducing inequities in health; and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, which is funded by Health Canada to coordinate national efforts to reduce the number of cases of cancer.
The Ontario Health Study is a participating cohort of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (CanPath). CanPath is hosted by the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health with national funding from the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. CanPath is made up of five regional health studies across Canada:
The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health is also supporting the formation of a sixth cohort in Manitoba to expand the depth of CanPath’s national dataset and biological assets.