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Canadian Institutes of Health Research Act (S.C. 2000, c. 6)

Act current to 2019-07-01 and last amended on 2019-06-17. Previous Versions

Organization (continued)

Marginal note:Meetings

 The Governing Council may meet at the times and at the places in Canada that it considers necessary, but it shall meet at least twice a year.

Compensation and Benefits

Marginal note:President

 The President

  • (a) shall be paid the remuneration that may be fixed by the Governor in Council;

  • (b) is deemed to be employed in the public service for the purposes of the Public Service Superannuation Act and is deemed to be employed in the federal public administration for the purposes of the Government Employees Compensation Act and the regulations made under section 9 of the Aeronautics Act; and

  • (c) is entitled to be reimbursed for reasonable travel and living expenses incurred by the President in the course of performing the President’s duties while absent from the President’s ordinary place of work.

  • 2000, c. 6, s. 12
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 138(E)
  • 2018, c. 12, s. 252(F)

Marginal note:Members of the Council

 Each appointed member of the Governing Council

  • (a) shall be paid the fees that may be fixed by the Governor in Council for attendance at meetings of the Governing Council or any of its committees or for the performance of other duties;

  • (b) is deemed to be employed in the federal public administration for the purposes of the Government Employees Compensation Act and the regulations made under section 9 of the Aeronautics Act; and

  • (c) is entitled to be reimbursed for reasonable travel and living expenses incurred by the member in the course of performing their duties while absent from their ordinary place of residence.

  • 2000, c. 6, s. 13
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 224(E)

Responsibilities of Governing Council

Marginal note:Management of the CIHR

 The Governing Council is responsible for the management of the CIHR, including

  • (a) developing its strategic directions and goals;

  • (b) evaluating its overall performance, including with respect to achievement of its objective;

  • (c) approving its budget;

  • (d) establishing a peer review process for research proposals made to the CIHR;

  • (e) approving funding for research;

  • (f) approving other expenditures to carry out its objective;

  • (g) establishing policies; and

  • (h) dealing with any other matter that the Governing Council considers related to the affairs of the CIHR.

  • 2000, c. 6, s. 14
  • 2018, c. 12, s. 253

Marginal note:Delegation

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Governing Council may delegate its powers, duties and functions to its members or committees or to the President.

  • Marginal note:Limit on delegation

    (2) The Governing Council shall not delegate its powers, duties and functions under any of paragraphs 14(a) and (c), sections 16 and 19 to 21 and subsections 22(3) and 32(1).

  • 2000, c. 6, s. 15
  • 2018, c. 12, s. 254

Marginal note:Advising Minister

 The Governing Council shall advise the Minister in respect of any matter that the Minister refers to it for its consideration.

Marginal note:Personnel

  •  (1) The Governing Council may

    • (a) appoint, layoff or terminate the employment of the employees of the CIHR; and

    • (b) establish standards, procedures and processes governing staffing, including the appointment, lay-off or termination of employment otherwise than for cause, of employees.

  • Marginal note:Right of employer

    (2) Subsections 11.1(1) and 12(2) of the Financial Administration Act do not apply with respect to the CIHR and the Governing Council may

    • (a) determine the organization of and classify the positions in the CIHR;

    • (b) set the terms and conditions of employment for employees, including termination of employment for cause, and assign duties to them; and

    • (c) provide for any other matters that the Governing Council considers necessary for effective human resources management in the CIHR.

  • 2000, c. 6, s. 17
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 139

Marginal note:Collective agreements

 Notwithstanding section 112 of the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act, the Governing Council may, in accordance with the negotiating mandate approved by the President of the Treasury Board, enter into a collective agreement with the bargaining agent for a bargaining unit composed of employees of the CIHR that is applicable to employees of that bargaining unit.

  • 2000, c. 6, s. 18
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 140
  • 2017, c. 9, s. 55

Marginal note:By-laws

 The Governing Council may, with the approval of the Governor in Council, make by-laws for the regulation of its proceedings and generally for the conduct of its activities.

Health Research Institutes

Marginal note:Establishment

  •  (1) The Governing Council shall

    • (a) establish, maintain and terminate Health Research Institutes, and determine the mandate of each one;

    • (b) create an Advisory Board for each Health Research Institute and appoint the members of the Advisory Boards; and

    • (c) appoint a Scientific Director for each Health Research Institute.

  • Marginal note:Mission

    (2) Each Health Research Institute shall support individuals, groups and communities of researchers for the purpose of implementing, within its mandate, the objective of the CIHR.

  • Marginal note:Role and functioning

    (3) The Governing Council shall develop policies respecting the role and functioning of Health Research Institutes and their Advisory Boards and Scientific Directors.

  • Marginal note:Appointments to Advisory Boards

    (4) The Governing Council shall appoint to the Advisory Boards women and men who are able to contribute to the achievement of the objective of the CIHR in the overall interests of Canadians. The Governing Council shall consider appointing women and men who reflect the highest standards of scientific excellence and a range of relevant backgrounds and disciplines, such as researchers in the fields of bio-medical research, clinical research and research respecting health systems, health services, the health of populations, societal and cultural dimensions of health and environmental influences on health.

  • 2000, c. 6, s. 20
  • 2018, c. 12, s. 255

Marginal note:Quintennial review

 The Governing Council shall review the mandate and performance of each Health Research Institute at least every five years after it is established and determine whether its mandate or the policies respecting its role and functioning should be amended or whether it should be merged with another Health Research Institute or terminated.

Marginal note:Travel and living expenses

  •  (1) Members of an Advisory Board shall serve without remuneration, but may be paid the travel and living expenses fixed by the Governor in Council that they incur while absent from their ordinary place of residence in the course of performing duties and functions under this Act.

  • Marginal note:Other benefits

    (2) The members of an Advisory Board are deemed to be employed in the federal public administration for the purposes of the Government Employees Compensation Act and the regulations made under section 9 of the Aeronautics Act.

  • Marginal note:Performing other duties or functions

    (3) A member of an Advisory Board, who with the approval of the Governing Council performs any duties or functions on its behalf in addition to their duties and functions as a member of the Advisory Board, may be paid the fees that are fixed by the Governor in Council.

  • 2000, c. 6, s. 22
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 224(E)
 
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