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Improving lives, strengthening communities and driving economic growth through genomics

Genome Canada is an independent, federally funded not-for-profit organization and a national leader for Canada’s genomics ecosystem. Working in partnership, and across sectors, we invest in, and coordinate, genomics research, innovation, data and talent to generate solutions to today’s biggest challenges.

Genome Canada works closely with the Canadian government to address federal priorities for genomics. We also coordinate with a pan-Canadian network of Genome Centres, which enables us to reflect regional and provincial priorities. This network is key to our impact, facilitating regionally-focused programs, proactive business development and strong industry connections across the country.. 

We serve as Canada’s genomics voice on the global stage and leaders in promoting the equitable and responsible development and uptake of genomics.

How we work

Genome Canada’s challenge-driven approach supports the translation of ideas and knowledge into economic, health, social and environmental impact.

Our network: The Canadian Genomics Enterprise

The Canadian Genomics Enterprise is a pan-Canadian network comprising Genome Canada and six independent regional Genome Centres. This federated model optimizes investments in genomics research and innovation by aligning regional strengths and needs with national priorities—and by mobilizing industry-academic partnerships.

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Our people

The talented Genome Canada team works collaboratively in a diverse and supportive environment to drive impact for Canadians through genomics research and innovation.