Advocacy Events

Policy Forum

LSO’s Annual Policy Forum, now entering its 12th year, brings together key stakeholders to strategize how we can accelerate our life sciences sector.

It is attended by key members of our sector, including CEOs, senior executives, and government officials.

2020 Policy Forum Summary and Recommendations: Download here


Queen’s Park Day

This year, with COVID restrictions in place, we moved LSO’s annual Queen’s Park Day virtually and held it over 2 weeks in November.

The event gathered senior industry representatives and key government decision makers from all parties together to have intimate policy discussions on the tremendous potential of Ontario’s life sciences sector and what can be done in order to accelerate its growth. Key messages delivered throughout the meetings were to reinforce how public and private sectors can work together to unlock the potential of life sciences to:

  • Drive our province’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts
  • Support the health and well-being of Ontarians and the economy
  • Create high-paying jobs for Ontarians

Additionally, LSO and its partners successfully delivered the message that Ontario should be aware of federal policies that impact the province and, as the province with the largest life sciences sector, we should be demonstrating leadership within our national policy dialogue.

We also highlight how our members are combating the spread of COVID- 19. If you’d like to read more about the stories, please check out our Success Stories booklet, which was distributed to attendees at the event. To download the Success Stories booklet, click here.