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22 Sep: Life Sciences Stakeholders Launch Collaboration to Advance Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA)

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – September 22, 2021–Today, seven founding member organizations from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors announced the establishment of the Inclusive Life Sciences Collaboration (Collaboration). The Collaboration aims to create a community of like-minded individuals and organizations committed to creating inclusive organizational cultures across the life sciences sector….

06 Aug: LSO 2022 Pre-Budget Submission

Just in time for the fast-approaching federal election – which could be called as early as this Sunday – Life Sciences Ontario submitted two key recommendations to the federal Finance Committee for its 2022 pre-budget consultations. LSO wants the federal government to: (1) implement the Biomanufacturing and Life Sciences Strategy; and (2)…

21 Jun: Building an Inclusive Life Sciences Future

TORONTO, June 21, 2021 –Life Sciences Ontario (LSO) and Shift Health today announced the launch of Building an Inclusive Life Sciences Future, a series of community-driven engagements and workshops aimed at mobilizing the life sciences community around a powerful vision and action plan for inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA). Led by…

16 Jun: Life Sciences Ontario makes submission to PMPRB GMEP consultation

As a quasi-judicial regulatory agency with a duty to implement government policies in a neutral and objective manner, the PMPRB’s recently released communications plan – which serves as a de facto lobbying campaign aimed at Members of Parliament and other stakeholders, and designed to counter opposing views and shore up support for its reforms…

20 May: Life Sciences Ontario calls on federal government to delay and reconsider federal price controls as all Canadians focus on COVID efforts

Canada and Ontario’s life sciences sector has been leading unprecedented efforts to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. However, our sector faces an impending challenge – the planned implementation of the Government of Canada’s amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations. These new regulations threaten to divert our sector’s attention and resources away from…

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20 May: Life Sciences Ontario launches “Leading the Way Toward Recovery, Resilience and Prosperity”: Roadmap for an Integrated Life Sciences Ecosystem in Ontario

TORONTO, Ontario- May 20, 2021 –  Life Sciences Ontario (LSO) has announced the launch of the document, Leading the Way Toward Recovery, Resilience and Prosperity: Roadmap for an Integrated Life Sciences Ecosystem, a follow up to the 2017 Blueprint for a Coordinated Life Sciences Strategy. Over the course of the…

13 Apr: Life sciences, business, and research leaders ask Prime Minister Trudeau for a new approach to the sector, so Canadians can get back to those ‘everyday moments’

Life Sciences Ontario has just launched a critical initiative to support the life sciences sector here in the province and at the national level. LSO has rallied life sciences, research and business leaders from across Canada to send an open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau, urging him to work with…