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Research Office

The Research Office facilitates research activities across the organization. It provides corporate-wide services to support the CCO research community scientists and programs with the research process. 

The knowledge generated by CCO scientists and research staff can then be translated into innovations to help improve healthcare in Ontario. 

Strategic Objectives

  • Implement and evaluate a strategic research plan for CCO

  • Offer research services including help navigating the research process (legal, financial, privacy, data access and publishing)
  • Foster relationships with partners for funding opportunities and research collaborations
  • Build a foundation for research at CCO and with the research community by offering knowledge translation and exchange activities, knowledge mobilization and maintaining the online CCO Library


Research Office services include:

  • help navigating the CCO research process, including legal, finance, data access, protocols, publishing, funding opportunities, and partnerships or collaborations
  • knowledge transfer and exchange activities
  • library services through the CCO Library, an online resource for our staff to peer-reviewed scientific literature 

Some of our specific services are described below.

Research Rounds

Research Rounds are monthly opportunities to connect with the research community at CCO. Attendees meet CCO colleagues and research partners to learn more about our research and related activities.

2018 Research Rounds
Date Speaker
February 12, 2018 Melissa Brouwers
Program in Evidence-based Care (PEBC), Cancer Care Ontario
March 26, 2018 Mary Ann O'Brien
University of Toronto
April 16, 2018 Jeavana Sritharan
Occupational Cancer Research Centre (Prevention & Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario)
May 14, 2018 Mohammad Haque
Population Health & Prevention (Prevention & Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario)
June 18, 2018 Stephanie Young (Prevention & Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario) and Norm Giesbrecht (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
September 17, 2018 Doris Howell
University Health Network
October 15, 2018 Shelley Harris
Population Health & Prevention (Prevention & Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario)
December 10, 2018 Marisa Battistella
University Health Network & University of Toronto

Dates and speakers are subject to change. The schedule for 2019 CCO Research Rounds will be announced here shortly.

CCO Research Day

This annual meeting provides opportunities  for people with an interest in CCO research to: 

  • connect with CCO’s research community and partners
  • learn about leading research at CCO
  • meet CCO-supported scientists and colleagues
  • discuss research issues
  • view posters showcasing research from across CCO

View agenda and presented abstracts from CCO Research Day 2018: From Research to Impact.

Research Navigation

The Research Office helps scientists and research staff navigate CCO’s research process. CCO is home to many research projects and programs, as well as population-level datasets. The Research Office can provide guidance on:

  • the research process at CCO (including finance, legal and privacy)
  • upcoming competitions, funding opportunities or grant applications (including letters-of-support)
  • agreements for host institutions, data sharing and funding arrangements
  • publication guidance
  • research partnerships and collaborations with people outside of CCO
  • available datasets and how to access them
  • developing customized research protocols

CCO Library

This online resource provides CCO staff with access to peer-reviewed scientific literature (journal holdings, e-books, publications) and library services (including literature searches, training and workshops on search strategies).

For more information about library resources and services, email the CCO Library.

Student Listing

The Research Office maintains a listing of student preceptorship, internship and practicum opportunities with universities across Ontario. We can help you find students with certain specialties, such as policy, statistics and system planning. 

If you are a student seeking practicum opportunities at CCO, please see Careers for available student positions.

Contact the Research Office

To be added to CCO’s Research Rounds mailing list, find students, get help navigating the CCO research process, or ask questions about research at CCO, email the Research Office.