To be the leading musculoskeletal research society in Canada
Champion musculoskeletal research through peer-reviewed publications, scientific meetings, technology development and multimedia initiatives.
Facilitate and support interdisciplinary collaborative research between scientists and clinicians in related fields of orthopaedics such as biomaterials, biomechanics, biomedical engineering, developmental and stem cell biology.
Foster strong relationships with other musculoskeletal research societies in Canada, and orthopaedic research societies worldwide
Support excellence in musculoskeletal research through recognition, knowledge translation and funding initiatives
Inspire the pursuit of musculoskeletal research in scientists and clinicians in training
The CORS Annual Meeting is held in conjunction with the COA Annual Meeting.
In 1994, a lectureship was named in honour of CORS founder, Dr. Ian Macnab. The first lecture was delivered by Dr. Edward H. Simmons at the CORS Annual Meeting that was held in Winnipeg that same year. The lectureship is still continued today.
The CORS Executive reviews the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation’s orthopaedic research grant applications (including the J. Edouard Samson Award), and select the recipient of the CORS Founders’ Medal (most outstanding paper presented at a CORS meeting).