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Newly funded networks address current issues

The Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) is pleased to announce new funding for seven NCE networks. This support, totalling $92 million, will enable these networks of researchers to solve current issues and transfer knowledge to practice for end-users.

This funding is the result of the most recent NCE Program and NCE Knowledge Mobilization Initiative (NCE-KM) competitions. The below networks will address challenges in important areas, including studying the impact of climate change on Canada’s Arctic, improving the quality of water for Indigenous and non-urban communities, preventing youth homelessness and improving children’s pain management.

The successful networks are awarded four or five-year non-renewable grants.

Over the next several years, funding for the NCE program will be gradually transferred to the New Frontiers in Research Fund, which will support international, interdisciplinary, fast-breaking and high-risk research.

Learn more about the newly funded networks:


Université Laval
$32.5 million over 5 years

Canadian Mountain Network (CMN)
University of Alberta
$18.3 million over 5 years

Making the Shift Inc. – A Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab (MtS)
York University
$17.9 million over 5 years

Nanomedicines Innovation Network (NMIN)
University of British Columbia
$18.5 million over 5 years


CRN Knowledge Mobilization Centre (CRN-KMC)
University of British Columbia
$1.6 million over 4 years

Indigenous and Non-Urban Water Health Network (RES’EAU-WaterNET)
University of British Columbia
$1.6 million over 4 years

Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP)               
Dalhousie University
$1.6 million over 4 years