The primary purpose of the Survival Research Institute of Canada (SRIC) is to investigate whether some part of human consciousness or personality survives physical death and whether that surviving "spirit" is able to communicate with the living. Our current research topics include:

Canadian Spiritualists - individuals who were convinced of life after death and became leaders among their generation in promoting the Spiritualist religion within Canada

Canadian Psychical Researchers - medical doctors and other professionals who actively conducted psychical research experiments, that is, outside of a religious setting

Canadian Spiritualist Organizations - incorporated societies that have acted as national or international umbrella organizations for Spiritualist churches

Canadian Authors on Survival after Death - writers who have addressed such topics as life after death, reincarnation, and spirit communication through mediumship

Canadian Ghost Investigators - individuals who have researched hauntings and brought them to public attention

Canadian Fellow Travellers - individuals who have experienced spirit communication, ghosts, table-tilting, or other psychic phenomena

Canadian Scientists - trained academics who have pursued consciousness studies in order to explain psychic phenomena

Psychic Phenomena - studies of particular types of paranormal phenomena as they relate to life after death

As time permits, SRIC volunteers conduct research and liaise with others working in the field of survival research.