For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong. - H.L. Mencken


Founded in 1993, our consulting focus includes facilitation, organizational effectiveness and strategic planning. We thrive on projects that deconstruct complex, challenging issues and create effective solutions for our clients.

At Panacea we are fearless facilitators and experienced coaches. We are knowledgeable about the Canadian health care system at micro and macro levels, drug policy, pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, planning, coaching, governance, and career design.

Our consulting clients are Teams, Committees, Think tanks, Advisory boards, Boards of directors, and organizations, primarily in the health sector. They include Hospitals, Government, Academia, Pharma Industry, Associations, Regulatory Agencies, Not-for-Profit Organizations, and Professional Practices.

Panacea has delivered successfully on literally hundreds of projects for hundreds of clients. We believe that our success is demonstrated by the many clients that return to us over time, and refer us to their colleagues.

Partial List of Panacea Clients

We are grateful to have worked with leading organizations across Canada since 1993. Following is a partial list of clients and examples of the kinds of services we have provided. 


Projects in the hospital sector have included operational reviews, strategic planning, facilitated sessions to resolve complex issues, focus groups and executive/leadership coaching.

  • Addiction Research Foundation (now Centre for Addictions and Mental Health)
  • Ajax and Pickering General Hospital
  • Atlantic Health Science Corporation
  • Brockville General Hospital
  • Grand River Hospital
  • Guelph General Hospital
  • Hamilton Health Sciences Centre
  • Joseph Brant memorial Hospital
  • London Health Sciences Centre
  • Markham Stouffville Hospital
  • Memorial Hospital, Bowmanville
  • North Durham Health Services
  • Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital
  • Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Foundation
  • Oshawa General Hospital
  • Ottawa Civic Hospital
  • Ottawa General Hospital
  • Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay
  • Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie
  • Scarborough General Hospital
  • Sisters of Charity Ottawa Health Services
  • St Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital, Guelph
  • St Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton
  • St. Mary’s Hospital – Cambridge, Ontario
  • Toronto East General Hospital
  • University Health Network
  • Whitby General Hospital
  • Windsor Regional Hospital
  • York County Hospital


Projects with colleagues in academia have included preparation for accreditation, strategic planning, design and facilitation of focus groups, program evaluations by students and faculty, coaching skills training, and executive/leadership coaching for individuals and executive teams. Lectures have been given on professionalism, career design and management and personal brand management.

  • Association of Deans of Pharmacy of Canada
  • Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada
  • Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy
  • Dalhousie College of Pharmacy
  • Georgian College
  • International Pharmacy Graduates Program University of Toronto
  • University of Toronto, Doctor of Pharmacy Program
  • University of Toronto – Structured Practical Experience Program
  • University of Toronto – Undergraduate Pharmacy Program
  • University of Waterloo, School of Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Industry

Our work with pharmaceutical industry clients has included facilitation of cross-sector planning and problem solving, think tanks, moderation of conference panels, design and facilitation of stakeholder focus groups and opinion-leader advisory panels, design and facilitation of industry/stakeholder working groups to address complex issues, and executive/leadership coaching.

  • AltiMed  (now Ratiopharm)
  • Axia Research
  • BD Canada (Becton Dickinson)
  • Eli Lilly
  • ESI Canada
  • GlaxoWellcome (now Glaxo Smith Kline)
  • Hoffman La Roche   
  • Industry Oncology Working Group
  • Novartis
  • Ratiopharm
  • Redwood Custom Communications Company
  • Rx&D
  • Rx Canada
  • Sanofi-aventis

Government, Government–Related Organizations and Provincial Regulatory Authorities

Panacea Canada has worked with government, regulators and NGOs to facilitate complex, multiple stakeholder issues consensus meetings, and on projects including strategic planning sessions, review of regulatory agencies and processes, strategic management of complex, inter-disciplinary issues, focus groups, and expert advisory panels.

  • Canadian Coordinating Office on Health Technology Assessment
  • Canadian Optimal Medication Prescribing and Utilization Service
  • Canadian Public Health Association
  • Common Drug Review
  • Federal/Provincial/Territorial Committees and Working Groups – several
  • Health Canada – Health Transition Fund Projects
  • Health Canada – multiple departments and  bureaux
  • Health Canada – Therapeutic Access Strategy
  • Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association
  • National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities
  • New Brunswick Pharmaceutical Society
  • Patented Medicine Prices Review Board
  • Privy Council Office
  • Simcoe County District Health Unit

Associations, Councils and Not for Profits

Projects with clients in this sector include strategic planning, facilitation of advisory boards and focus groups, governance issues management, interdisciplinary problem solving, think tank design and facilitation and executive/leadership coaching.

  • Canadian College of Clinical Pharmacists
  • Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy
  • Canadian Council on Integrated Healthcare
  • Canadian Diabetes Association
  • Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
  • Canadian Hospital Pharmacy Residency Board
  • Canadian Orthopedic Foundation
  • Canadian Pharmacists Association
  • Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Institute for Safe Medication Practices – Canada
  • New Brunswick Branch – Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists
  • Ontario Branch – Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists
  • Ontario Hospital Association
  • Pharmaceutical Advertising Advisory Board