Advocacy for Science and Research

As part of CSMLS objectives to promote medical laboratory science, CSMLS is involved in a number of advocacy activities, which include research and science promotion, on behalf of its members.

Some of the CSMLS profession-related advocacy activities include:

  • Meetings with various Members of Parliament with an interest in research as well as the federal Minister of Finance, set up by Public Affairs and Communications representatives.
  • Submissions to the House of Commons Finance Committee that include support for research-related activities for the medical laboratory profession.
  • Liaisons with representatives from Canada's research organizations and stakeholders in the form of email correspondence, in-person meetings, sittings on advisory panels, responding to funding issues and arranging funding-related presentations at LABCON and other research-specific CSMLS events.
  • Partnerships and collaborations in research with stakeholders such as Research Canada, Organizations for Health Action, Colleges and Institutes Canada, Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists and Sonography Canada.
  • Compiles resources of interest and regularly attends various research-focused conferences and events, where we advocate for the inclusion of medical laboratory professionals in conference programs and/or bring forth the perspective of medical laboratory science.

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement : We respectfully acknowledge the CSMLS office, located in Hamilton, Ontario, is situated upon the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississauga Nation, Anishinaabe Peoples, and the Neutral Peoples. This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon wampum, which is a treaty between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe to share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We further acknowledge that this land is covered by the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, 1792, between the Crown and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.


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