Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada

The Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada (PFC) is Canada’s only registered charity dedicated to the funding of physiotherapy research:

Physiotherapy can help Canadians in so many ways - and we're always looking to improve how.



Our Mission

The Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada is a nationally registered, charitable organization that funds physiotherapy research in Canada to improve mobility, health and well-being.

Our Objectives

  • Provide funding for physiotherapy research
  • Award scholarships and fund educational opportunities that build research capacity
  • Recognize rehabilitation research accomplishments
  • Develop strategic partnerships with physiotherapy stakeholders including corporations, clinics, educational institutions, and individuals

How We Do It 

For more than 30 years, PFC has awarded more than $1.25 million in grants and scholarships to the country’s leading researchers. Our work is funded through generous tax-deductible donations made by individuals, foundations and corporations.

PFC-funded research creates knowledge that improves the practice of physiotherapy, helping physiotherapists better assess, treat, and educate their patients, which ultimately allows Canadians to experience a better quality of life.