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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, ON
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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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One of CIFAR’s core cultural values is Diversity – we value diversity and aspire to be inclusive in all aspects of our work.

CIFAR is an equal employment opportunity employer and is strongly committed to removing systemic barriers and biases, and by promoting the practice of inclusivity, so that all individuals have equal access to and benefit from the work we do. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application.

Support Us

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

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