The Ontario government will be giving the Ontario Brain Institute $100-million over five years to focus on research on depression and Alzheimer’s disease.
“For years I’ve been involved with the brain injury society and I know the impact that these injuries can have on people’s lives and the lives of their families,” Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said on Tuesday.
“I know that the work of the Ontario Brain Institute could help any one of us someday or help someone that we love.”
One in three Canadians will be affected by a neurological or psychiatric disease, disorder or injury at some point in their lives.
Wynne said the investment will keep Ontario on the cutting edge of research and innovation.
“There are few examples of what can be achieved through collaboration that are better than the important advancements that are being made right here,” she said.
The Ontario Brain Institute will also continue its work on cerebral palsy, autism and epilepsy.