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We convene extraordinary minds.

From our office in Toronto’s vibrant MaRS Discovery District, our team of dedicated professionals enables groundbreaking research. Since 1982, we’ve built a community of researchers that now includes 20 Nobel laureates and more than 400 researchers from 18 countries. 

With programs on topics ranging from consciousness to quantum computing to artificial intelligence, the portfolio of research collaborations CIFAR supports is vast and cutting-edge.


  • Director, Government & Public Policy (Bilingual)
    Knowledge Mobilization
    Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
    Shared Services
    Location: Toronto, Canada
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We value our employees.

Learning opportunities

You can expect regular workshops, lunch-and-learns, and investment in staff professional development.

Generous benefits

Our flexible benefits program allows employees to select the level of coverage needed for their family. We also offer membership to a defined benefit pension plan and access to our 24/7 Employee and Family Assistance Program.


We offer generous maternity and parental leave top-ups and a flexible work environment, including work-from-home arrangements.

Leading research

CIFAR’s impact benefits entire fields of study, leading to discoveries, cures, treatments, inventions, and patents. Be part of transformative advances across the physical and social sciences.

Commitment to excellence

CIFAR’s dedicated team is highly qualified, motivated, and curious. We enjoy regular team-building activities, collaborate, and strive for the highest quality in everything we do.

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Six core values guide our work:

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CIFAR is committed to creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer and is strongly committed to removing systemic barriers and biases. We promote the practice of inclusivity, so that all individuals have equal access to and benefit from the work we do. We encourage applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to diversity within our organization.

Support Us

CIFAR is a registered charitable organization supported by the governments of Canada, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec as well as foundations, individuals, corporations, and international partner organizations.

MaRS Centre, West Tower
661 University Ave., Suite 505
Toronto, ON M5G 1M1 Canada