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Don Johnson Fellow-in-Residence

Health Care Consultant



Janet Davidson works in health care consulting with a focus on strategy, organization management and design, and governance. Formerly, she served as Deputy Minister of Health for Alberta, CEO of Trillium Health Centre, COO of Vancouver Coastal Health, as well as numerous other leadership positions in a number of Canadian jurisdictions.  Janet has over 40 years of experience in healthcare in the government, voluntary and hospital/community sectors in a number of Canadian jurisdictions and internationally. She recently completed a 5 year term as Board Chair of the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Janet currently holds the positions of Chair of the Board of the Nova Scotia Health Authority and Canada’s New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization. She is also a Board member of Bayshore Healthcare and the Hospital for Sick Children. She is Don Johnson Fellow-in-Residence with the C.D. Howe Institute and sits on their Health Policy Council.

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 at Rotman, 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 is an Officer of the Order of Canada and has been named twice to the list of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women and Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Women.