CANON | Canadian Anonymization Network


CANON is a not-for-profit corporation that supports a network of some of Canada’s largest data custodians across the public, private and health sectors. Its mission is to promote and enhance de-identification as an effective privacy-enhancing technology.

Partner Organizations

Founding Sponsors

  • CHEO Research Institute
  • Symcor
  • Telus

Steering Group Members

  • Bell
  • CIBC
  • Georgian Partners
  • Geotab
  • Microsoft
  • Moneris
  • Privacy Analytics
  • pwc
  • Rogers
  • SunLife
  • TD
  • TransUnion


As of 20231)

Abigail Carter-LangfordExecutive Director of Health Information Governance & ChiefCanada Health Infoway
Adam KardashCo-leadAccessPrivacy, by Osler
Alba Sandre TaylorSenior Legal Counsel and Associate Corporate SecretaryMetrolinx
Amanda MaltbyGeneral Manager, Compliance and Chief Privacy OfficerCanada Post
Andre MolgatScientific ReviewerHealth Canada
Anick Fortin-CousensVice President, PrivacyCeridian
Anne KimbolAssistant General Counsel and Chief Privacy OfficerHITRUST
Bassem A. ShakeelVice-President and Corporate SecretaryMagna International Inc.
Betsy NejatDirector, National PartnershipsCanadian Health Information Management Association
Che ClaireLegal CounselGeotab
Chris HannessonLegal CounselMagna International Inc.
Deborah EvansChief Privacy OfficerRogers
Della SheaProduct & Chief Privacy OfficerSymcor Inc.
Faeron TrehearneChief Legal Officer and Corporate SecretaryMoneris
Frederique DesruisseauxHead of Data Privacy, CanadaNovartis
Gordon McNeilProduct Director and Privacy OfficerHealth Data Coalition of BC
Hassan BhattiCo-FounderCryptoNumerics
Hirra SheikhPrivacy Operations Manager, ComplianceGeotab
Holly ShonamanAssistant General CounselRBC
Jackie MoherManaging Counsel, Privacy & Law ClerksCIBC
James SmithChief Compliance and Privacy OfficerEnvironics Analytics
Jane PercivalCPO and Associate General CounselBMO
Janine JohnstonPrivacy LeadHealth Data Coalition of BC
Jason BrenierVice President of StrategyGeorgian Partners
Jean-Francois LucDirector General, Planning, Integration and Management Services DirectorateCorporate Services Branch Health Canada / Public Health Agency of Canada
Johanna FitzpatrickLegal Counsel and Privacy OfficerTransUnion
Joleen WrightDirector, Data Release ManagementVancouver Coastal Health
Jordan ProkopyPartner, Privacy and Data Trust Practice LeaderPwC
Juliana WuMethodologistCanadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI)
Julie CardinalSenior Manager, Regulatory Affairs & Legal CounselTransUnion
Keren GrollSenior Counsel, Regulatory Law (Privacy)TD Bank Group
Khaled El EmamCEO & Senior ScientistReplica Analytics & CHEO Research Institute
Laura DavisonVP and CPOE-Health Ontario
Luk ArbuckleChief MethodologistPrivacy Analytics
Marion KarolSenior Manager, Compliance OperationsGeotab
Marlene PregizerPrivacy Business Advisor, Legal & PrivacyAlberta Health Services
Megan AndersonBusiness Development
Monica HolbokeCo-FounderCryptoNumerics
Nadine LetsonSenior Corporate CounselMicrosoft
Nicole CrutcherDirectorCanada Revenue Agency
Pam SnivelyChief Data and Trust OfficerTELUS
Patricia ThaineCo-Founder and CEOPrivate AI
Pierre-Alexandre ViauPrivacy OfficerNational Bank
Prasanna SureshPrivacy Specialist, Data & AnalyticsGeotab
Rebecca WellumVP, Global Compliance OfficerGeotab
Robert McDougallPrivacy Business Advisor, Legal & PrivacyAlberta Health Services
Saima FancyPrivacy Engineer
Sarah NesrullahLegal CounselBell
Shannon DrewDirectorCanada Revenue Agency
Steven ThomasMethodologistStatistics Canada
Susan MarshGeneral Counsel and Corporate SecretaryMorneau Shepell
Suzanne MorinVP, Enterprise Conduct, Data Ethics and CPOSun Life
Thomas HeslerDirector of Legal Affairs, CanadaIMS/IQVIA
Victor PlattHead of Privacy and
Victoria HeppellDirector, Intellectual Property and Canada Privacy OfficeRoche

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