Strategic Map


Our vision is to be a national and global leader and enabler that bridges research and clinical excellence to promote recovery from operational stress injuries (OSIs) in Veterans and their families.


Our mission is to conduct innovative research in a collaborative environment and translate this knowledge to clinical practice to improve the mental health and well-being of Veterans and their families.


Through mental health research, training, and knowledge sharing, we are committed to improving the well-being of Veterans and their families.

Core Activities for Sustainability

We embrace our strategic priorities as foundational to advancing research and innovation capabilities within the Veteran and military mental health interdisciplinary community. To advance each of the strategic priorities and increase its impact, we will operate through three fundamental activities: 1) Research Excellence, 2) Education, and 3) Knowledge Mobilization.


  • Research Excellence: Promoting research excellence in the area of OSIs is central to the mission of the Research Centre. The research output of the Research Centre is reliant upon its ability to foster expertise within the field of OSIs, with an emphasis on PTSD. The Research Centre is positioned to have a pivotal role in advancing academic research and innovation to advance clinical care and client outcomes.

  • Education: The creation of the Research Centre will continue a tradition of excellence in educating current and future clinicians and researchers. The Research Centre will engage in education initiatives by facilitating capacity building and training opportunities across a variety of disciplines, partners and stakeholders.
  • Knowledge Mobilization: To ensure knowledge is continuously shared both within our network and beyond, knowledge mobilization activities are central to the Research Centre. The Research Centre will emphasize the dissemination of research findings at both the local and national network of clinics to improve patient outcomes and promote recovery.