Kathleen Wynne visited the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute today, where
she announced that the government will help it expand its patient-centred
health care research and create 29 new jobs.
province is providing more than $4 million in support to the institute through
the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC). The institute is an
independent, not-for-profit research corporation that develops technology to
detect and treat diseases such as cancer. The province's support will help it
fund research projects, buy equipment used for early detection and cancer
treatment, and ultimately improve patient care.
support is helping to make Thunder Bay a centre for advanced medical research
and improving health care for people in the region.
Supporting health care and job creation in the
North is part of the government's comprehensive
plan for a strong Ontario that builds people's
talent and skills, builds a more dynamic business environment, builds new
infrastructure and builds a more secure retirement for Ontarians.
Our government is committed to making smart investments to improve health care and create jobs in Northern Ontario. I am pleased that this support will help the institute perform cutting-edge research that will improve health care while creating 29 high-skilled jobs in the region.
By continuing to invest in this remarkable facility – one that has already advanced a diversified economy in Thunder Bay – our government is enhancing state-of-the-art health care research in the region. It is also providing students with the most relevant training possible. Incredibly important work is taking place at TBRRI, as the Institute conducts ground-breaking research into the early detection and treatment of diseases such as cancer.
The Regional Research Institute continues to conduct important research, create good jobs and offer educational and training opportunities for students in our area. I am very pleased that the NOHFC could support these projects, which will help improve health care in the Northwest.
Premier Wynne’s funding announcement today will greatly improve both patient care and research in Northwestern Ontario. This new investment reaffirms our strong partnership with the provincial government and the NOHFC, which is vital to the success of our growing research program.