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Statement on 2018 Provincial Budget

Life Sciences Ontario welcomes the provincial budget released yesterday, including key investments in post-secondary education, healthcare system innovation, and leveraging our ability to attract and retain investment in Ontario’s life sciences sector.

The provincial government’s commitment of $50 million for a dedicated life sciences venture fund demonstrates this recognition of our sector as a primary engine for economic sustainability and growth.

We look forward to working with all parties to continue building Ontario’s life sciences sector and to encourage the development of a coordinated provincial life sciences strategy, which will provide a crucial roadmap for life sciences innovation in Ontario and Canada, now, and in years to come.

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Life Sciences Ontario is a member-driven organization that represents and promotes the province’s vibrant and diverse life sciences sector. LSO collaborates with governments, academia, industry, and other life science organizations in Ontario and across Canada to promote and encourage commercial success throughout the sector. Membership in Life Sciences Ontario includes individuals, students, emerging companies, investors, service providers, and companies with marketed products. The organization provides a wide range of networking and educational events, and operates a mentorship program that is helping to develop highly-skilled talent and build new business opportunities for the life sciences sector.LSO is an effective conduit for delivering policy options to governments, and is dedicated to promoting Ontario’s life sciences sector internationally.


Melissa Hughes
Director, Marketing & Communications