CAN Parliament Hill Day – March 31st, 2020 – Call for participants

The Canadian Association for Neuroscience is planning a day on Parliament Hill to advocate for increased federal funding for scientific research, through increased investments in the three main granting councils of Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

The Canadian Association for Neuroscience wants to bring a diverse group of neuroscientists to Parliament Hill to share their stories with Members of Parliament, Senators and Parliament Hill staff members. 

Advocates will be invited to join us for a training session late afternoon on March 30, a breakfast meeting on March 31, which will be followed by meetings, in small groups (3-4 per group) with elected officials and their staff. Hill day participants must be available to travel to Ottawa to be present on the afternoon of March 30, and all-day March 31, 2020.

CAN will cover the cost of travel and accommodations for Hill Day participants.

We hereby are opening a call for participants in the first CAN Hill Day.

Please provide us with your:

  1. Full name
  2. Work affiliation
  3. Postal Code (home and work)
  4. Career level
  5. A short paragraph or two explaining why you are interested in participating in the CAN Hill day.

Please send your application to:

Application deadline: November 18th, 2019

Please note that only a small number of participants will be selected to participate. Selection criteria will include geographical representation, diversity, and motivation.