Joint & Bone Initiative


The Canadian Network for Mobility Research (CaNMoR) is a self-assembled musculoskeletal (MSK) consortium that serves as a mechanism to solidify relationships, foster new partnerships, increase awareness of strengths, identify synergies, and recognize collaborative opportunities among MSK leading groups across Canada.


CaNMoR's mission is to bring researchers and partners together to identify priority areas and opportuntities as well as support actions that will generate solutions to improve the health of Canadians, through the prevention and management of musculoskeletal conditions.


Active for life! Muscle, bone and joint health research to keep Canadians moving.

 Tell us about your Group

  • Does your group do MSK research?
  • What are your research priorities and core strengths?
  • From your perspective, describe key national priorities to raise the profile of MSK research in Canada.

Send your comments to: Jann Paquette-Warren at


  • Solidify national MSK partnerships among academics, consumers, funders, and decision-makers
  • Identify common research goals and synergistic activities
  • Build a unified action plan to increase the profile of MSK research in Canada
  • Capitalize on individual strengths, expertise and resources
  • Maximize opportunities for national MSK research projects
  • Enable accelerated uptake of successful innovations

Current Groups & Representatives

Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance (CAPA)

Dawn Richards



Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at University of British Columbia

T. Michael Underhill

Bone and Joint Imaging Group (BIG) at University of Saskatchewan

David Cooper

Adam Baxter-Jones

Sajia Kontulainen

Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM) at University of British Columbia

David Wilson

Pierre Guy

Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR)

Karim Khan

Injury Repair Recovery Program (IRRP) at Research Institute McGill University Health Center

Ed Harvey

Géraldine Merle

Human Mobility Research Centre at Queens University

Brian Amsden

Tim Bryant

McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health at University of Calgary

Steve Boyd

David Hart

The Bone and Joint Institute (BJI) at Western University

David Holdsworth

Frank Beier

Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network

Joy MacDermid

Trevor Birmingham

Research at McMaster University

Mohit Bhandari

Holland MSK Sunnybrook Research Institute

Cari Whyne

Albert Yee

Network for Oral and Bone Health Research (RSBO) in Quebec

Pierre Moffatt

Orthopaedic Research at Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)

Mike Dunbar

Sara Whynot

IMPACT - Innovation in MSK Helath & Physical Activity - Dalhousie University

Cheryl Kozey

The Research Centre at Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada

Bettina Willie

Elizabeth Zimmermann

René St-Arnaud

Arthritis Alliance of Canada (AAC)

Jason McDougall

Deb Marshall

Goldi Gill

Patient Partners Program

Anne Lyddiatt

The Arthritis Society

Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance (CAPA)

Dawn Richards

Sjogren’s Society of Canada

Lee Durbon

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Kariym Joachim

  • The consortium will continue to grow overtime to help make Canada internationally renowned for its research excellence in MSK health.

Action Planning Results


  • Founded in 2017, the consortium made use of a successful CIHR planning grant to host a series of meetings that helped to develop an action plan focused on increasing the profile of MSK research in Canada and becoming more prepared to respond to cross-sectorial and jurisdictional funding opportunities. By taking the time to identify key stakeholders, to understand each group’s research priorities, knowledge, values, cultures, and strengths, the consortium created an atmosphere that enables shared-decision making and a more cohesive vision for MSK research in Canada.