Advancing Patient Health

A healthier world begins with research and information to help patients and their caregivers make informed decisions and navigate available tools and resources. We support programs along the care continuum that increase disease awareness, improve health literacy, and empower patients to manage their health.

Breathing As One with The Lung Association

We are a proud supporter of Breathing As One, a commitment to collaboration and exchange through The Lung Association that is laying the groundwork for a new era in research and a revitalized conversation among policymakers, patients and practitioners who are passionate about breathing.  With our funding, The Lung Association will release a new report on Asthma Control in Canada in 2016, establish a patient advisory committee for its research agenda and promote its Patient’s First Advocacy approach across Canada.

Stand Up to Cancer Canada

We are the only Canadian pharmaceutical company partner to support Stand Up To Cancer Canada (SU2C Canada), an organization that funds innovative translational research projects that can produce meaningful advances in cancer treatment and accelerate new therapies for patients. SU2C Canada is the Canadian arm of Stand Up To Cancer, the successful US-based fundraising, education and advocacy movement that has raised more than US$370 million since 2008 for its innovative model of collaborative cancer research.

Our support enables SU2C Canada to create Canadian-led collaborative research teams and fund cancer education and awareness programs in Canada. With a deep-rooted heritage in oncology, our partnership with SU2C Canada underscores our commitment to the scientific discovery and collaboration that hopes to one day eliminate cancer as a cause of death.

UpnGO with participACTION

We are proud to support, UPnGO with ParticipACTION a wellness program aimed at getting Canadians to sit less and move more at work. It is designed to help participants understand and overcome common barriers and reward them for being more active.  With funding and support from the BC Ministry of Health, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, UpnGO with ParticipACTION reflects our belief that cross-sector collaboration is the best way we can address the health challenges facing Canadians today.


motivaction™ is a pilot program to support employers in creating a better workplace environment for people with uncontrolled diabetes, undiagnosed diabetes or pre-diabetes. motivaction™ offers information on healthy living, and provides screening for diabetes and risk assessment. Long-term patient success is achieved with physician examination and with a certified diabetes educator for a 6-month follow-up medical evaluation and ongoing education.

The goal of motivaction™ is to demonstrate the value of workplace intervention and empower people to leverage various supports to take action and improve their health as it relates to diabetes. The pilot program is offered to numerous medium-to large-size employers across Canada.