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January 16, 2020 – William Robson, President and CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the re-appointment of Janet Davidson, former Deputy Minister of Alberta Health, as a Senior Fellow.

“Janet Davidson is in great demand for her insights into healthcare delivery, governance and policy,” remarked Robson. “We are delighted that the C.D. Howe Institute will continue to benefit from her insights.”  

“I very much value my involvement with the C.D. Howe Institute,” said Davidson. “I have always been impressed with both the scope and substance of their work. I believe they make a significant contribution to the dialogue about the future of healthcare in our country.”

Prior to leading Alberta Health, Ms. Davidson was the Official Administrator of Alberta Health Services. She has over 40 years of experience in healthcare in the government, voluntary and hospital/community sectors in a number of Canadian jurisdictions, including a recent interim assignment as CEO of the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

Prior to her government appointments, she was the Canadian Executive and Industry Specialist with KPMG’s Global Healthcare Practice. She was also President and Chief Executive of Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga, where she led them through to the successful merger with the Credit Valley Hospital, creating the largest community academic hospital in the country.

Janet received a Bachelor of Nursing Science from the University of Windsor and a Master’s in Health Services Administration from the University of Alberta.  She is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors’ Education program, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health’s Global Health Leadership program and has an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Windsor . She currently serves as Board Chair of CIHI and is also a board member of Bayshore Healthcare.

She is an Officer of the Order of Canada and has been named twice to the list of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. In 2011 and 2012 Janet was also named as one of Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Women.

For more information please contact: C.D. Howe Institute at 416-865-1904; email: media@cdhowe.org.

The C.D. Howe Institute is an independent not-for-profit research institute whose mission is to raise living standards by fostering economically sound public policies. Widely considered to be Canada's most influential think tank, the Institute is a trusted source of essential policy intelligence, distinguished by research that is nonpartisan, evidence-based and subject to definitive expert review.