To continuously improve population health interventions and ultimately contribute to the health of Canadians by promoting better integration of research and evaluation.

Guiding Principles

A number of core principles underpin Population Health Intervention Research Initiative for Canada (PHIRIC)'s vision and guide its goals, objectives and strategies:

  • The public good
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Accountability and transparency
  • Collaboration
  • Equity and inclusiveness
  • Evidence-informed continuous learning and decision-making
  • Innovation


To increase the quantity, quality and use of population health intervention research

Strategic objectives

  • To advance the science of population health intervention research (PHIR).
  • To strengthen Canada’s capacity to conduct and use this research for policy and practice.
  • To enhance Canada’s contribution to the global knowledge base on population health interventions through continuous learning and international collaborations. 
  • To champion population health intervention research and enhance its profile and usefulness