Vision and Strategic Directions

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute's vision is:
  • To give our patients and their loved ones new hope through research that is making tomorrow's health care possible today.
  • This vision expresses our commitment to research that is focused on patients and inspired by patients. It draws on the compassion and dedication we feel each day, knowing that every question we answer and every problem we solve could eventually impact many people, including our loved ones. As basic scientists, physicians, nurses, trainees and other researchers, we are committed to translating our results into benefits for patients and society and making tomorrow's health care possible today.

    Our vision is closely aligned with The Ottawa Hospital's vision, which is "To provide each patient with the world-class care, exceptional service and compassion we would want for our loved ones". It also fits well with the University of Ottawa's inspiring goal of being "Canada's University" and a destination school for research.

    Our vision is supported by a small number of strategic research priorities which are designed to encourage collaboration across the Institute and facilitate the translation of research findings into practical applications.

    For more information on our vision, our priorities and how we plan to advance these, please see our 2011-2014 strategic directions.