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Oct 26

Pharmacare Back on The Radar: Canada’s Need for Federal-Provincial Cooperation

Webcast with Glen Doucet, Marcel Saulnier and Rosalie Wyonch

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Glen Doucet, CEO of the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) 

As CEO of the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA), Glen Doucet is responsible for advancing CPhA, on behalf of its members and the profession, to become one of the most respected, influential and impactful associations in Canada.

Glen has more than 30 years’ expertise in association management, government relations and strategic communications. He is widely respected as a dynamic leader and an innovative strategist who can organize, direct and efficiently manage talent and resources to meet and exceed mission objectives. 

Glen has served as the executive director of three national associations and on the senior management team for two other major national health non-governmental organizations. In these positions, he led diverse teams of professionals to effectively represent these associations with government, industry, media and the public. 

Also, Glen has a passion for public service, politics and policy. He has served as the vice chair of Hypertension Canada’s Board of Directors as well as a member of the Board of the Directors for the Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation. In addition, he has served as the national director and director of policy for a major federal political party. Through his work in politics and his professional life, Glen has built an extensive network of government, political and business contacts across the country. 

Marcel Saulnier, Health Policy Consultant, Santis Health 

Marcel Saulnier is an Ottawa based health policy consultant and an Associate with Santis Health. He was previously Associate Assistant Deputy Minister of the Strategic Policy Branch at Health Canada. He has held other senior positions at Health Canada, including as Director General of Health Care Strategies, and Director General of Policy Coordination and Planning. He played a key role in advising the government on health care policy, leading the development of bilateral agreements on mental health and home care, as well as laying the foundation for national universal pharmacare. He was Executive Director of the Secretariat for the Advisory Panel on the Implementation of National Pharmacare chaired by Dr. Eric Hoskins (2018) and Executive Secretary of the secretariat support the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation (2015) chaired by Dr. David Naylor. 

Marcel’s career has included policy leadership positions at the Canadian Medical Association, the Prime Minister’s Office, Finance Canada, the National Forum on Health, and Health and Welfare Canada. He is currently a member of the Institute Advisory Board of the CIHR Institute for Health Services and Policy Research. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. Marcel has a master’s degree in Economics from l’Université de Montreal, and a Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Ottawa.

Rosalie Wyonch, Senior Policy Analyst, C.D. Howe Institute 

Rosalie Wyonch is a Senior Policy Analyst and leads the C.D. Howe Institute's Health Policy Council and Research Initiative. Her research focuses on policy issues affecting healthcare in Canada. She also researches the implications of technology and innovation on all parts of the economy and has written on the topic from an international, human capital, fiscal and tax perspective.

Rosalie also participates in numerous advisory groups and committees. She is a member of the Canadian Institute for Health Information’s National Health Expenditure Advisory Group and the Healthcare Excellence Canada Policy Circle (2020-21). She also volunteers as a Board Member for University Settlements Toronto, a charity providing settlement services and programming for youth and seniors.

Prior to joining the C.D. Howe Institute in 2016, Rosalie worked as a Research Analyst at the Ontario Ministry of Finance in the Office of Economic Policy. There her research focused on industrial sector policy and particularly on climate change and the sharing economy. She has a Master of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Mathematical Economics from the University of Waterloo.


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