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Clinical Trials Network

We’ve made it easier for you to find clinical trials in Canada!

Our revamped Clinical Trial Finder tool makes it easy for you to search for clinical trials that are currently enrolling across Canada, find information on previous trials and their results! We worked with our partners at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and their Therapeutics Development Network (TDN) to bring this tool to our community – we hope that it helps you to find trials you are eligible for and interested in!

Currently, the clinical trial finder is available in English, the French tool will be coming in the future.


Clinical trials test potential new drugs, treatments and devices to assess how well they work, and whether they offer benefits over currently used drugs, treatments or therapies. Drugs and devices are first tested in research laboratories where experiments are done on animals and human cells. If the research is successful and the drug or treatment is deemed safe, it will go into the first phase of a clinical trial. View the Clinical Trial Road Map to see what happens throughout the different phases of a clinical trial.


In keeping with its vision of a world without cystic fibrosis, Cystic Fibrosis Canada has established a Canadian clinical trials network, Cystic Fibrosis Canada Accelerating Clinical Trials (CF CanACT). World-class clinical trials are an integral part of the process that brings new therapeutics and better care to Canadians who are living with cystic fibrosis. The establishment of CF CanACT will help to facilitate the development of these new treatments for cystic fibrosis, as well as increase capacity and enhance participation of people with cystic fibrosis in clinical trials.

The CF CanACT network presently consists of ten sites across Canada (two in Montréal, two in Toronto, two in Vancouver, one in Calgary, one in Saskatoon, one in Quebec City, and one in Halifax.) In 2020, the network officially expanded to include four additional four sites: one each in Quebec City, Saskatoon, Halifax and Montreal which brought us up from six sites, to ten. Anyone with cystic fibrosis living anywhere in Canada is eligible to be referred to one of these sites to participate in a clinical trial, and can participate if they meet the selection criteria of the specific trial.

The investigators and research coordinators from the ten sites, along with an adult patient representative and a CF parent, collaborate to review research protocols, standardize outcome measures between sites, and ensure that clinical trials are feasible to perform and relevant to patients. Do you have a question about clinical trials or CF CanACT? Please send an email to

Annual Report

CF CanACT Annual Report 2022-2023

CF CanACT Annual Report 2022-2023
CF CanACT Annual Report 2021-2022
CF CanACT Annual Report 2020-2021

Want to learn more about clinical trials? Check out Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s Clinical Trial information Kit for everything you need to know to make an informed decision about whether you CanACT and participate in clinical trials in Canada.

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Clinical trial resources 

Clinical Trial Question Checklist
Clinical Trial Information Kit


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