- About Us
The serving military, veterans, and their families are the primary beneficiaries of CIMVHR programs. The Institute addresses health and well-being issues over the life-course as related to occupational exposures, experiences and environment. These include health consequences – physical, mental and social—that are unique in their nature, magnitude, long-term effects, delayed presentation and trans-generational implications. Research must consider the unique context of the military; including battlefield medicine, the imperative to maximize fitness for high performance duty, and the unlimited ability to respond to Canadian government direction for operations around the world in aid of our nation’s security. Although research is focused on the health and well-being of military personnel, veterans and families, it will also benefit those with similar occupational exposures such as first responders (e.g., police and fire fighters), humanitarian workers, and indeed Canadians in general.