Ahead of the Curve: Shaping Future-Ready Health Systems

2022–2025 Strategic Plan



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CADTH is uniquely positioned and trusted within the pan-Canadian drug and device environment, as we have an extensive history of convening and collaborating with other leading organizations in this ecosystem.


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Organizational Purpose

Powering evidence-informed drug and health technology decisions for sustainable, world-class health care for all.
Strategic Pillars

This plan is designed to advance CADTH’s already strong leadership in evidence-informed health care and  reinforce our status as the hub of health technology assessment in Canada. To accomplish this goal, the plan  sets out three strategic pillars that will be the foundation of CADTH’s work:

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Enable Future-Ready Health Care

Provide evidence products and services that prepare health systems across Canada for rapid advances in technology.

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Unleash the Value of Technology Across Its Lifespan

Lead in the science and practice of evidence appraisal.

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Catalyze Health System Change

Achieve substantial impact through objective advice on complex questions regarding drugs, devices, and other health technologies affecting patient and population health outcomes and the sustainability of health systems in Canada.


Guiding Principles

Our approach to assessing evidence, and everything we do at CADTH, is guided by five principles:

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We will maximize the impact of CADTH’s work, supporting, through evidence, the appropriate use of drugs and other health technologies in delivering value and sustainability for health systems.

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We will be curious and alert, anticipating changes in the health system and moving quickly to refine our methods, processes, and services so our work remains relevant, trusted, and reflective of high standards of excellence.

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We will cultivate meaningful relationships with patient communities (including individual patients, their families and caregivers, and those who represent patients); clinicians; industry; other health organizations; and federal, provincial, and territorial governments; informing, engaging, and respecting our partners to together improve and strengthen the quality and significance of our work.

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

We will apply a lens of equity and inclusiveness, fostering health systems that reflect the diverse people of Canada and respond to the self-identified priorities and cultural practices of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples.

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We will act with integrity, modelling transparency in how we conduct our work, in our decision-making processes, and in sharing the outcome of our efforts.

Ahead of the Curve:
Shaping Future-Ready Health Systems


CADTH is stepping boldly out in front, bringing foresight and focus to health leaders, health systems, and the patients and populations they serve across Canada, using evidence as a tool for channelling hope into action.