Health data is a national resource. It holds the potential to spark scientific discovery and scale Canadian life science companies. However, while Canadian researchers, businesses, and hospitals collect and maintain a large amount of high-quality data, the ability to draw insights from those data is limited because this information is not accessible or shared between different organizations and institutions, nor across provincial boundaries. Canada’s siloed health data is hurting the national economy, limiting medical discovery, and hindering the overall quality of healthcare.


The CPHIN network is guided by a pan-Canadian group of leading life science professionals from research organizations, academia, and established private sector companies. They are:

  • Naveed Aziz, MBA, Ph.D., Chief Administrative and Scientific Officer, CGEn.

  • Helen Chen, Ph.D., Professor of Practice, Director, Professional Practice Centre for Health Systems, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo

  • Natalie Dakers, President and CEO, Accel-Rx

  • Janet Dancey, MD, FRCP(C), Director, CCTG; Medical Oncologist and Professor, Queen’s University

  • Michael Duong, Ph.D., Head, Personalized Healthcare, Roche Canada.

  • Diane Gosselin, Ph.D., MBA, ASC, President and CEO, CQDM

  • Annette Hay, MB ChB, MRCP, FRCPath, Senior Investigator, CCTG; hematologist, clinician scientist, and Assistant Professor, Queen’s University

  • Ronnie Miller, President and CEO, Roche Canada

  • Lam Pho, CIO, CCTG

  • Dvorah Richler, Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships and Policy, Personalized Healthcare, Roche Canada

  • John Thompson, Ph.D., Associate VP of Research, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and former Dean of Science, University of Waterloo


Partners and Supporters

CPHIN’s diverse pan-Canadian partners inform the Network’s consideration of a wide range of challenges and reinforce its reach across Canada. Founded by the Canadian Cancer Trials Group, Roche Canada, Canada’s Genomics Enterprise, and the University of Waterloo, CPHIN’s partnership has since grown to include a collection of organizations committed to transforming healthcare in Canada. This partnership continues to grow with new members from across the country.

A complete list of partner organizations is provided below.

Roche Canada
Canadian Cancer Trials Group
Canada’s Genomics Enterprise
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
CHUM Personnel
Dalhousie University
Dot Health
Eastern Health
Hamilton Health Sciences

Indoc Research
Institute of Health Economics
Jewish General Hospital 
MaRS Innovation
Molecular You
Montréal InVivo
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
PHEMI Health Systems
Privacy Analytics
Sunnybrook Hospital
The Vector Institute
Tom Baker Cancer Centre
University Health Network