Policy Forum

LSO’s Annual Policy Forum, now entering its 9th year, brings together key stakeholders to strategize how we can accelerate our life sciences sector.

Last year’s event, held at Borden Ladner Gervais in Toronto, was attended by 130+ members of our sector, including CEOs, senior executives, and government officials. It also featured a fireside chat with popular Globe and Mail  Health Columnist André Picard.

Following the Policy Forum, a summary and recommendations was created and circulated to stakeholders. Key recommendations included :

  • Implementing a coordinated, pan-government life sciences strategy that will reduce barriers to entry and retain companies within Ontario as they scale.
  • Boosting our access to capital by offering smart incentives in tune with investors, while improving companies’ access to existing funds and their ability to develop and attract global talent.
  • Creating an overarching roadmap for our health care system, with a robust suite of policies that will incentivize innovation and ensure improved accessibility and quality of care for all Canadians.
  • Ensuring an all-of-government mandate with significant supports and resourcing for the role of Chief Scientist, in order to respond to current challenges and create forward-looking policy to further innovation.

To read the full Report & Recommendations from our Annual Policy Forum, visit: http://bit.ly/2FKaDS0