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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Adam KardashCo-leadAccessPrivacy, by Osler
Alba Sandre TaylorSenior Legal Counsel and Associate Corporate SecretaryMetrolinx
Amanda MaltbyGeneral Manager, Compliance and Chief Privacy OfficerCanada Post
Andre MolgatScientific ReviewerHealth Canada
Anick Fortin-CousensVice President, PrivacyCeridian
Anne KimbolAssistant General Counsel and Chief Privacy OfficerHITRUST
Bassem A. ShakeelVice-President and Corporate SecretaryMagna International Inc.
Betsy NejatDirector, National PartnershipsCanadian Health Information Management Association
Che ClaireLegal CounselGeotab
Chris HannessonLegal CounselMagna International Inc.
Deborah EvansChief Privacy OfficerRogers
Robin SooklalVP Privacy & Data GovernanceSymcor Inc.
Faeron TrehearneChief Legal Officer and Corporate SecretaryMoneris
Frederique DesruisseauxHead of Data Privacy, CanadaNovartis
Gordon McNeilProduct Director and Privacy OfficerHealth Data Coalition of BC
Hassan BhattiCo-FounderCryptoNumerics
Hirra SheikhPrivacy Operations Manager, ComplianceGeotab
Holly ShonamanAssistant General CounselRBC
Jackie MoherManaging Counsel, Privacy & Law ClerksCIBC
James SmithChief Compliance and Privacy OfficerEnvironics Analytics
Jane PercivalCPO and Associate General CounselBMO
Janine JohnstonPrivacy LeadHealth Data Coalition of BC
Jason BrenierVice President of StrategyGeorgian Partners
Jean-Francois LucDirector General, Planning, Integration and Management Services Directorate
Corporate Services Branch
Health Canada / Public Health Agency of Canada
Johanna FitzpatrickLegal Counsel and Privacy OfficerTransUnion
Joleen WrightDirector, Data Release ManagementVancouver Coastal Health
Jordan ProkopyPartner, Privacy and Data Trust Practice LeaderPwC
Juliana WuMethodologistCanadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI)
Julie CardinalSenior Manager, Regulatory Affairs & Legal CounselTransUnion
Keren GrollSenior Counsel, Regulatory Law (Privacy)TD Bank Group
Khaled El EmamGM & Senior ScientistReplica Analytics & CHEO Research Institute
Laura DavisonVP and CPOE-Health Ontario
Luk ArbuckleChief MethodologistPrivacy Analytics
Marion KarolSenior Manager, Compliance OperationsGeotab
Marlene PregizerPrivacy Business Advisor, Legal & PrivacyAlberta Health Services
Megan AndersonBusiness Development
Monica HolbokeCo-FounderCryptoNumerics
Nadine LetsonSenior Corporate CounselMicrosoft
Nicole CrutcherDirectorCanada Revenue Agency
Pam SnivelyChief Data and Trust OfficerTELUS
Patricia ThaineCo-Founder and CEOPrivate AI
Pierre-Alexandre ViauPrivacy OfficerNational Bank
Prasanna SureshPrivacy Specialist, Data & AnalyticsGeotab
Rebecca WellumVP, Global Compliance OfficerGeotab
Robert McDougallPrivacy Business Advisor, Legal & PrivacyAlberta Health Services
Saima FancyPrivacy Engineer
Shannon DrewDirectorCanada Revenue Agency
Steven ThomasMethodologistStatistics Canada
Susan MarshGeneral Counsel and Corporate SecretaryMorneau Shepell
Suzanne MorinVP, Enterprise Conduct, Data Ethics and CPOSun Life
Thomas HeslerDirector of Legal Affairs, CanadaIMS/IQVIA
Victor PlattHead of Privacy and
Chris WillsherAVP, PrivacyCo-operators
Darcelle HallSenior ConsultantMD+A Health Solutions
Alessandra BresaniVP, Data Governance & CPOLoblaw Companies Ltd.
Saima FancyPrivacy and Security Advocate
Amy McHenryManager, Data PrivacyDialogue
Victoria HeppellDirector, Intellectual Property and Canada Privacy OfficeRoche