Supporting health through research and education.

Manitoba Medical Service Foundation Corporate Statements


To promote and fund scientific, educational and other activities to improve the health and well-being of Manitobans, focusing on support of new researchers.


To continue to be an important source of support for health research and education, in collaboration with other Manitoba organizations.


The values of the MMSF are rooted in the history of the Manitoba Medical Service (MMS) which was created in 1943 to provide medical coverage for all Manitobans at reasonable fee rates. When Medicare was established in Manitoba, the MMS was no longer required. Dedicated Manitoba Medical Service members generously donated their investment in the MMS to create a legacy through the Manitoba Medical Service Foundation in 1971, with a mandate to fund and promote health research and education in Manitoba.

Today, because of the ongoing and generous funding and support from Manitoba Blue Cross, the MMSF continues to provide funding for the advancement of scientific, educational and other activities, to improve the health and well-being of Manitobans.

The MMSF endeavors to achieve its Mission and Vision by:

  • Being committed to community through inviting both members of the lay public and health professionals to be volunteer members of the Board, and to engage their wisdom in selecting award recipients

  • Providing mentorship and feedback through engagement of applicant by participating in the Foundation’s direct interview and grant review process

  • Selecting the highest caliber of new researchers for promotion and grant support

  • Developing collaborative partnerships with other organizations

  • Providing funding to advance health-related research projects for the benefit of Manitobans and the world

  • Ensuring our processes are effective and accountable, to sustain our mission for future generations

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MMSF, 35 Years of Promoting Health Care Research in Manitoba