Accessing Healthy Future Sask Data

The Healthy Future Sask study will collect the following information and samples from participants:

  • Health & lifestyle questionnaire: all participants will be asked to answer a baseline Health & Lifestyle questionnaire upon enrollment in the study. The questionnaire includes demographics, health status, family health history, smoking, drinking, physical activity, and other information.
  • Physical measures: participants will be asked to provide their physical measurements, including height, weight, waist, and hip dimensions. For participants who can visit a study centre, additional baseline body measurements will be recorded, including blood pressure, grip strength, and body composition analysis.
  • Biosamples: participants may choose to provide a biological sample. For those participants who are suitable and able to visit a study centre, venous blood will be collected and stored. For participants who wish to provide a biological sample and are not suitable for a venous blood draw or cannot visit a study centre, saliva will be collected and stored.
The data and biological samples collected from Saskatchewan volunteer participants will be available once participant recruitment has concluded. We anticipate this will be in the Fall of 2026.

Accessing CanPath Data

CanPath has collected data from approximately 330,000 volunteer Canadians, including information about health, lifestyle, environment, and behaviour. The size of the cohort and the richness of its epidemiological, clinical, and biological data positions Canada amongst the world’s leaders in longitudinal cancer and chronic disease research. Large subsets of participants have also provided physical measures, mental health measures, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data, and biological samples such as blood and urine. Researchers can link CanPath’s harmonized and de-identified health and biological information to provincial and national administrative data repositories to support pan-Canadian research. Baseline and follow-up data from five regional cohorts have been harmonized across the country, creating a pan-Canadian resource of more than 2,800 measures of participant health and lifestyle factors. For more information on the data available as well as the process to access CanPath data; please visit the CanPath Portal.

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