Montreal Clinical Research Institute Foundation

The IRCM conducts fundamental and clinical biomedical research in addition to training high-level young scientists.

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Located in the heart of Montréal's university district, the IRCM offers a multidisciplinary environment that encourages collaboration between clinical and basic researchers.

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Research protocol on the artificial pancreas.

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The IRCM Challenge is an annual event where family, friends and colleagues gather in a friendly atmosphere.

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Making World-Class Medical Research Possible and Helping Save Lives

The city of Montréal is regarded as having some of the world’s leading medical institutions, including major universities and teaching hospitals. To capitalize on the medical research expertise in the city, the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal – IRCM) was created in 1967 by Dr. Jacques Genest.

Today, the IRCM is one of Canada’s leading research centres supporting 36 research units. The IRCM clinic is a recognized national leader in clinical care research in cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and hypertension. The outpatient clinics treat 5,700 patients and handle nearly 13,000 visits per year.

The IRCM’s funding is provided, in part, through the IRCM Foundation. Its mission is to financially support scientific projects, technological development and training activities at the IRCM. It holds several important fundraising events each year and stages periodic major fundraising campaigns.

Power Corporation supports with enthusiasm the work of the Institute. We applaud the impressive leadership of the IRCM Foundation in helping realize the Institution’s mission.

The IRCM Foundation contributes mightily to the progress of research, the implementation of state-of-the-art technological infrastructure and the training of the next generation of top-level scientists.
Luc Reny
Power Corporation of Canada

By the numbers


patients treated every year at the IRCM outpatient clinics, for a total of 13,000 annual visits


scientific publications every year


patents for major discoveries


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