Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada

The Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada (PFC) is Canada’s only registered charity dedicated to funding of physiotherapy research. Physiotherapy can help Canadians in so many ways - and we're always looking to improve how.

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Our Mission

The Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada is a nationally registered, charitable organization that funds physiotherapy research and education 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 over 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.