Today, TRIUMF is pleased to share the laboratory’s formal request for funding with our community: Five-Year Request for Support 2025-2030: Realizing Canada’s Full Potential.
The Request for Support, in tandem with TRIUMF's inaugural 20-Year Vision (which was released to our community as part of Science Week 2022), comprises a nearly three-year effort to gather ideas and feedback from staff, user communities, member institutions, funders, and others to build a comprehensive, forward-facing strategy that maximizes the benefit and impact of TRIUMF’s capabilities for the coming years.
The Request represents a new approach to TRIUMF’s operational funding process, wherein the 20-Year Vision serves to set the wider context and the Request is then deployed to build support from the government on the funding level required to deliver the stated outputs and outcomes. As such, the Request is the backbone of TRIUMF’s efforts to secure operational funding in Budget 2024, including the recent Lobby Day efforts on October 23 and 24.
The Request for Support was developed through consultation with TRIUMF’s science community, including with feedback from both the Science Council and the Advisory Committee on TRIUMF (ACOT), and reviewed by the Agency Committee on TRIUMF (ACT). The Request was then formally and unanimously approved by the TRIUMF Board of Governors and the Members’ Council.
Image: a print copy of TRIUMF's Five-Year Request for Support 2025-2030. Document layout, data visualization, graphic design, and cover art credit: Diana Castañeda, Maria Munir, and Kelvin Liu.
Looking forward, TRIUMF will continue socializing the Request through Fall 2023 and early Winter 2024 in the lead-up to the release of the next federal budget and ensuring that our vision for the lab continues to be communicated concisely and impactfully. Following the announcement of the funding level in Budget 2024, TRIUMF will return to the community to consult on and develop a detailed implementation plan that correlates to and maximizes the funding allocation.