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According to 2014 estimates, 210 Canadians will die from cancer and 524 will be diagnosed today. Chronic diseases are estimated to account for 89% of all deaths in Canada[1].

Something needs to change.

At the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, we work with others to bring about change. Change in thinking. Change in knowledge. Change in policy. Change in behaviour. We seek, generate, translate, and provide evidence for change.

Our in-house team consists of six scientists and 39 highly skilled staff who engage with more than 400 policy, practice and research colleagues across Canada. This engaged scholarship — a collaborative form of inquiry in which academics and those working in policy and practice leverage their different perspectives and competencies to solve complex problems — is central to the relevance, excellence and impact of our work.

Our longstanding partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society and the University of Waterloo has positioned Propel as a strategic and trusted organization with the evidence-based integrity to accelerate cancer and chronic disease prevention programs and policies.

 Successful initiatives

Propel has reached Canadians of all ages who have been motivated to think and act differently and to live in communities that are more supportive of their journey; we are well positioned to accelerate solutions to impact the health of current and future generations of Canadians.