CGLR and WIN form a strategic partnership to advance and strengthen cross-border and cross-sector partnerships

The Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR) and the World Health Innovation Network (WIN), at the University of Windsor’s Odette School of Business form a strategic partnership to strengthen cross-border and cross-sector collaboration in Canada and the United States.

“The new alliance will engage Canadian and American health sector organizations to have critical discussions about the adoption and scaling of health policies and innovations. The cross-border dialogue will help our countries achieve value and impact in our health systems and improve healthcare outcomes for our citizens,” says Dr. Snowdon, Academic Chair of WIN. “The origins of both WIN and CGLR began in the Windsor-Detroit trade corridor where strong ties between our two nations already exist and will be further strengthened with this partnership.”

WIN and CGLR will collaborate on shared objectives to scale innovations in healthcare that address pressing challenges in health systems by leveraging the recognized expertise and extensive networks of each respective organization. This is best conveyed through the recent collaborations on the upcoming Great Lakes Economic Forum occurring in Cleveland, Ohio on May 6-8, 2019. For more event information and to register, please click on this link.

“Together, we will mobilize industry, government, academia, and health organizations to exchange knowledge and expertise that informs key decisions about Canadian and American long-term economic and social goals,” says Mark Fisher, CEO of CGLR. “Both of our countries benefit from this strategic partnership contributing solutions to our common challenges.”

Both organizations have a shared commitment to ensure the scale of impactful policies and health innovation in both the American and Canadian healthcare systems. This collaboration will strengthen health system sustainability and economic growth in these two nations through joint events, policy papers, publications, health innovation research and education opportunities. For more information about the Council of the Great Lakes Region or the World Health Innovation Network, please visit our websites.  

About the Council of the Great Lakes Region
CGLR is a member-based, binational non-profit. It is charged with creating a stronger and more dynamic culture of collaboration between all levels of government, industry, academia and the non-profit sector in finding new ways of harnessing the Great Lakes Region’s economic strengths and assets, improving the well-being and prosperity of the Region’s citizens, and protecting the environment for future generations. It achieves this mandate through public policy research, convening diverse perspective and building understanding at regional dialogues, and advocacy. Its mission is to create the most prosperous, innovative, sustainable and welcoming Region in the world.

About WIN
The World Health Innovation Network (WIN) brokers partnerships between key stakeholders to source, embed and scale innovations in health systems. WIN develops the evidence of impact and scalability across health systems and disseminates this information to accelerate health system transformation, drive economic growth and improve patient outcomes. WIN is based at the Odette Business School at the University of Windsor.

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For more information, please contact:

Lori Turik
Executive Director
World Health Innovation Network
(416) 407-5262
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Mark Fisher
Chief Executive Officer
Council of the Great Lakes Region
(613) 668-2044
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