Government Relations

LifeSciences BC collaborates and pursues regularly, an agenda that informs and advocates for our community with both federal and provincial government. Our efforts are positioned to influence, advance and impact the life science sector while identifying our priorities to support, grow, nurture and successfully commercialize innovation in a global marketplace.

Life Science Economic Report 2020

In collaboration with the BC Government, Global Affairs Canada and Western Diversification, LifeSciences BC consulted over a period of several months from 2019 -2020, to produce an economic report that recognized and captured the economic impact of the life science sector in British Columbia. The Report was released on September 17, 2020, with the full spectrum of data, resources and world class assets that identify the fulsomeness of this significant B.C. ecosystem. 

Life Sciences in British Columbia: Sector Profile –  June 2020


LifeSciences BC Submissions to Government

LifeSciences BC Roundtable Participation – Ease of Doing Business

group-shot_Mark Podlasly RT_Vancouver_ July 27 2016

Vice Chair of the LifeSciences BC Board of Directors, Nancy Harrison, joined members from the B.C. business community to meet with the Honourable Navdeep Bains,  Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development, along with the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism where they announced the Government of Canada’s Inclusive Innovation Agenda, with the goal of building Canada as a global centre for innovation.

Innovation Agenda, the Government of Canada focused on six areas of action:

• promoting an entrepreneurial and creative society
• supporting global science excellence
• building world-leading clusters and partnerships
• growing companies and accelerating clean growth
• competing in a digital world
• improving ease of doing business

To support the Government of Canada’s Inclusive Innovation Agenda, roundtable discussions are taking place across the country hosted by ten Innovation Leaders who have been asked by the Minister to engage Canadians to identify bold new ideas to support an innovation action plan that adds value throughout the economy, encourages sustainability and promotes well-being in all parts of society.

This collaborative approach is essential as the Government cannot act alone. The Inclusive Innovation Agenda is developed through a national collaboration effort. It’s aim is to foster an inclusive approach that will touch upon all sectors of society – from the business community to universities and colleges, social entrepreneurs, indigenous leaders, and the not-for-profit sector.

Government Resources