Ahead of the Curve
Across the pharmaceutical, life sciences, and digital health sectors, the impact of accelerated innovation cannot be overstated. The speed of development has increased, therapies are becoming more targeted, and the volume of real-world data is expanding. In parallel, governments, regulators, HTA bodies, and other organizations are taking steps to bring patients earlier and faster access to proven drugs, medical devices, and other interventions.
Other factors are also having a profound impact on health care in Canada. Health workforce challenges. Changing demographics. Rising health care costs. Shifting societal expectations. Promising new delivery models. The rise of data and digital health platforms. Health and health care disparities among equity-deserving populations.
These are just a few of the factors impacting health care across Canada and driving changes in how care is delivered, accessed, and experienced. And within this environment, the job of CADTH remains unchanged. We work to help decision-makers, who are facing difficult and complex choices around the adoption and funding of innovation, in a manner that supports the long-term viability and resilience of pan-Canadian health systems.
With the 2022–2025 Strategic Plan as our guide, CADTH stepped boldly out in front, demonstrating that CADTH has the resilience to thrive in the face of uncertainty and the potential to grow and respond in an evolving health care landscape.
CADTH staff work across Canada, residing on various traditional lands and collaborating with Indigenous governments, health care providers, and community members. Our Ottawa offices are located on the unceded, unsurrendered territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation. Our Toronto offices are located on the traditional territory of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat.
CADTH recognizes the traditional territories, rights, and diversity of all First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities across Canada. Indigenous Peoples have been, and continue to be, excluded from and harmed by Canada's health care systems. In the spirit of reconciliation, CADTH is committed to addressing these inequities alongside Indigenous communities.