Founded by the Toronto Region Board of Trade and incubated by MaRS Discovery District, TOHealth! is a unique platform to convene the Toronto Region Health Cluster and create health and wealth for the region.


We support and promote the Toronto Region Health Cluster’s vision to be globally renowned for its dynamic health innovation ecosystem, placing it among the world’s top health clusters.

Our activities will increase cohesiveness and global profile of the Cluster, in order to meet the Cluster’s objectives of growing international and local investment in the sector, supported by a deep qualified talent pool.

Our values


TO Health! works on behalf of all Cluster stakeholders for collective benefit.


TO Health! provides a unique platform to convene Cluster stakeholders, enabling novel collaborations as well as promotion of collective strengths.


TO Health! projects an externally-focused, collective image of its stakeholders.

Strategic Priorities



Sector expertise to facilitate stakeholder interactions that better leverage opportunities growing within the Cluster and enabling novel partnerships locally


Promoting and showcasing the Cluster through a united brand, presence and voice in order to increase opportunities for attracting outside investment and building the talent pool


Cluster Objectives and Priorities

TOHealth! convened leaders from the ecosystem to participate in creating the first articulated set of Cluster Objectives and Priorities in order to create jobs and grow the economy of the region. This galvanizes and coordinates all-stakeholder efforts and creates transparent and achievable targets for the benefit of the entire Cluster.

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Board of Directors

Stephen Dibert

Chief Executive Officer, TOHealth!

Elaine Campbell

Retired, Former President & CEO, AstraZeneca Canada

Eileen M. McMahon

Partner, Torys LLP

Paola Cipolla

Audit Leader, Biotechnology Industry, GTA KPMG

Ella Korets-Smith

Former CEO, TOHealth!

President and CEO, MaRS Innovation

Steering Committee

Scott Kaplanis

Epic Capital Management, Co-chair, TOHealth! Steering Committee

Allan Miranda

Head, JLABS Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Co-chair, TOHealth! Steering Committee

David Campbell

EVP and Chief Operating Officer,
Freeman Audio Visual Canada

Bob Darling

Director, Economic Development,
City of Brampton

Keith Liu

SVP, Products & Innovation, Klick Health

Derek Newton

Assistant Vice-President, Innovation, Partnerships and Entrepreneurship, University of Toronto

Leigh Smout

Executive Director, World Trade Centre

Michael May

Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine

France Dube

Director of Government Affairs, Stakeholders and Corporate Responsibility,

Benjamin Rovinski

Managing Director,
Lumira Ventures

Susan Marlin

President and CEO,
Clinical Trials Ontario

Dr. William E. Reichman

President and Chief Executive Officer, Baycrest

Alexis Sciuk

Director, Access and Government Relations, Ontario and Private Sector, Pfizer Canada Inc.

Dr. Uli Broedl

VP, Medical and Regulatory Affairs

Michael Williams

Director of Economic Development, City of Toronto

Raphael Hofstein

President and CEO, MaRS Innovation

Frank Florio

Past President BD Canada, Chair Talent Working Group

Ranya El-Masri

Head of Government Affairs & Market Access, GSK Pharma

Chris Carson

Vice President, Partner Relations and Transformation, LifeLabs

Steering Committee Alumni

Michelle DiEmanuele

President and CEO,
Trillium Health Partners

Stefan Larson

Venture Partner, Versant Ventures

Paul Lepage

President Telus Health and Telus Ventures

Vivek Goel

Vice President Research and Innovation, University of Toronto

Paul Lirette

Past President, GSK Canada

Barry McLellan

Former President and CEO of Sunnybrooke Sciences Centre (Retired)

Neil Fraser

President of Medtronic Canada

Our Partners

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