A 21st century platform at the intersection of healthcare and artificial intelligence

What is the DHDP?

The DHDP takes a pan-Canadian approach, leveraging a collaborative network of key experts and partners, to deliver a cutting- edge technological infrastructure coupled with a world-leading policy framework. The DHDP creates a ‘network effect’ to accelerate innovation and commercialize new products and services that contribute to Canada’s knowledge economy. Ultimately the DHDP will improve health outcomes for Canadians through the advancement of precision medicine.


To bring precision medicine and personalized care in cancer and neurodegenerative disease to Canadians through the application of big data and artificial intelligence.


To make precision medicine and personalized clinical care available to all Canadians.


  1. We believe that the future of healthcare will be digital and data-driven.
  2. We believe that health care should be as personal as the individual it serves.
  3. We are dedicated to excellence; excellence in research, excellence in leadership, and excellence in collaboration.
  4. We believe in the power of a collaborative ecosystem that unites research and commercialization. We are stronger together.


Core Values



  • February: The Honourable Navdeep Bains, then Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), announces the Federal Government’s investment in the Digital Health and Discovery Platform as part of ISED’s  Strategic Innovation Fund Stream 4 - Health and Biosciences (SIF-4) competition. The development of the platform will leverage Imagia’s background in AI technologies and TFRIs expertise in managing national networks of research.  Learn more.


  • August: ISED, TFRI and Imagia sign a Contribution Agreement to begin operationalizing the network.


  • February: The DHDP hosts ACCELERATE, its first network event. Over 450 people from across industries and countries tune in over the two day meeting.
  • April: The DHDP announces the launch of the Catalyst program in partnership with MITACS to fund innovative interdisciplinary training to produce skilled STEM workers for Canada’s economy.


  • January: The DHDP holds its first Science Forum bringing together nearly 200 participants from Canada's oncology and neurology communities to foster the development of collaborative Network activities.
  • June: The DHDP announces changes in its management structure. Learn more



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