CANON is a broad and inclusive network across multiple sectors comprised of large-scale data custodians with extensive practical experience managing and/or manipulating data.

CANON has two levels of membership:

Steering members
A smaller, sub-group of members that leads the CANON steering group, drives the strategic direction of the network and helps shape working drafts of plans or documents for consultation by the larger group. The Steering Group is supported by Special Advisor, Dr. Ann Cavoukian of the Global Privacy & Security by Design Centre. Steering group members are expected to provide financial and/or other in-kind consideration required to support CANON-related initiatives and the work of a secretariat function on a cost-recovery basis.

General members
Members who participate in the knowledge exchange activities of the larger network, are consulted on an as-needed basis, and provide general feedback in response to calls for input. General members may choose to have their level of participation characterized as having “endorsed” the group’s outcomes, or as having only been “consulted” during the group’s proceedings.

We also send out periodic updates with announcements and resources; to join our mailing list, please contact

To learn about becoming a member, please contact us.


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Marlene PregizerPrivacy Business Advisor, Legal & PrivacyAlberta Health Services
Robert McDougallPrivacy Business Advisor, Legal & PrivacyAlberta Health Services
Lynn LarsonSenior CounselBell
Jane PercivalCPO and Associate General CounselBMO
Abigail Carter-LangfordExecutive Director of Health Information Governance & ChiefCanada Health Infoway
Amanda MaltbyGeneral Manager, Compliance and Chief Privacy OfficerCanada Post
Betsy NejatDirector, National PartnershipsCanadian Health Information Management Association
Juliana WuMethodologistCanadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI)
Anick Fortin-CousensVice President, PrivacyCeridian
Hassan BhattiCo-FounderCryptoNumerics
Monica HolbokeCo-FounderCryptoNumerics
Laura DavisonVP and CPOE-Health Ontario
James SmithChief Compliance and Privacy OfficerEnvironics Analytics
Jason BrenierVice President of StrategyGeorgian Partners
Nicole GodinSenior Manager, Privacy and Data Governance | Data & AnalyticsGeotab
Andre MolgatScientific ReviewerHealth Canada
Jean-Francois LucDirector General, Planning, Integration and Management Services Directorate
Corporate Services Branch
Health Canada / Public Health Agency of Canada
Janine JohnstonPrivacy LeadHealth Data Coalition of BC
Gordon McNeilProduct Director and Privacy OfficerHealth Data Coalition of BC
Anne KimbolAssistant General Counsel and Chief Privacy OfficerHITRUST
Thomas HeslerDirector of Legal Affairs, CanadaIMS/IQVIA
Victor PlattHead of Privacy and
Bassem A. ShakeelVice-President and Corporate SecretaryMagna International Inc.
Chris HannessonLegal CounselMagna International Inc.
Alba Sandre TaylorSenior Legal Counsel and Associate Corporate SecretaryMetrolinx
Nadine LetsonSenior Corporate CounselMicrosoft
Faeron TrehearneChief Legal Officer and Corporate SecretaryMoneris
Susan MarshGeneral Counsel and Corporate SecretaryMorneau Shepell
Pierre-Alexandre ViauPrivacy OfficerNational Bank
Frederique DesruisseauxHead of Data Privacy, CanadaNovartis
Luk ArbuckleChief MethodologistPrivacy Analytics
Patricia ThaineCo-Founder and CEOPrivate AI
Jordan ProkopyPartner, Privacy and Data Trust Practice LeaderPwC
Catherine StephenSenior CounselRBC
Khaled El EmamCEO & Senior ScientistReplica Analytics & CHEO Research Institute
Victoria HeppellDirector, Intellectual Property and Canada Privacy OfficeRoche
Deborah EvansChief Privacy OfficerRogers
Joseph DugganChief, Household Survey Methods DivisionStatistics Canada
Michelle SimardAssistant DirectorStatistics Canada
Peter WrightSenior MethodologistStatistics Canada
Suzanne MorinVP, Enterprise Conduct, Data Ethics and CPOSun Life
Della SheaProduct & Chief Privacy OfficerSymcor Inc.
Keren GrollSenior Counsel, Regulatory Law (Privacy)TD Bank Group
Pam SnivelyChief Data and Trust OfficerTELUS
Johanna FitzpatrickLegal Counsel and Privacy OfficerTransUnion
Noelle ParaskevopulosSenior Legal Counsel and Chief Privacy OfficerTransUnion
Joleen WrightDirector, Data Release ManagementVancouver Coastal Health