CIMVHR aims to connect and collaborate with like-minded institutes to advance health research that will benefit Canada's military personnel, Veterans, and their families. Driven by a passion and commitment to enhance these populations' health and well-being, the institutes CIMVHR partners with see the benefits of working together on various projects to advance research instead of duplicating it. These institutes discuss current research, fill the existing research gaps, and determine ways to collaborate on knowledge translation activities.