Genomics R&D Initiative (GRDI)

The Genomics Research and Development Initiative (GRDI) receives annually close to $20 million from the Government of Canada (GC) to carry out vital genomics research. Participating GC departments and agencies include: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Health Canada, the National Research Council of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

GRDI collaborates with universities and the private sector, creating economic, environmental and social benefits for Canadians. Research areas include agriculture, environment, fisheries, forestry and health (including developing treatments for diseases such as cancer).

Services and information

Success stories 

Learn about recent successes of the GRDI developing solutions to priority issues for Canada


View GRDI projects funded for the benefit of Canada's agriculture, environment, fisheries and oceans, forests, and the health of Canadians

About genomics

Learn more about genomics: the study of genes and how they work, and the tools to advance related research

Reports and evaluations

Annual performance reports and evaluations