Compute Canada receives funding through The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Our provincial partners and academic institutions provide the required matching funds for all CFI grants through our regional partners ACENET, Calcul Québec, Compute Ontario and WestGrid. Together, we ensure Canadian researchers and their international and industrial partners have access to a national suite of services and support.

About Major Sciences Initiatives (MSI)

A major science initiative addresses a set of significant leading-edge scientific problems or questions. The scope of these areas of research—ocean and earth sciences, for example—is so significant and complex that it requires unusually large-scale facilities and equipment, substantial human resources, and complex operating and maintenance activities. These projects have a lifecycle extending many years. The funding for MSIs announced today is part of Budget 2010.

About the Canada Foundation for Innovation

The Canada Foundation for Innovation gives researchers the tools they need to think big and innovate. By investing in state-of-the-art facilities and equipment in Canada’s universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions, the CFI is helping to attract and retain the world’s top talent, to train the next generation of researchers, to support private-sector innovation and to create high-quality jobs that strengthen the economy and improve the quality of life for all Canadians. For more information, visit