About LSO


Life Sciences Ontario (LSO) is a member-driven organization that represents and promotes the province's vibrant and diverse life sciences sector. LSO collaborates with governments, academia, industry and other life science organizations in Ontario and across Canada to promote and encourage commercial success throughout this diverse sector.

Life Sciences encompasses all science related to living organisms, be it human, animal or plant. Ontario has a diverse group of life sciences stakeholders that includes companies operating in a variety of sectors, including biopharmaceuticals, agriculture, agri-food, the bioeconomy, animal health, medical devices, environmental technologies and many more. Members of Life Sciences Ontario include individuals, students, investors, members of academia, service providers and emerging and established companies that together make up Ontario's life sciences community.

LSO provides a wide range of networking and educational events, and operates a vibrant mentorship program that is helping to develop high-skilled talent and build new business opportunities for the life sciences sector. LSO is an effective conduit for delivering policy options to governments and is dedicated to promoting Ontario's life sciences sector, locally, nationally and internationally.


Our Vision

"Diversity of Members, Unity of Voice"

Our vision is a vibrant life sciences sector that leads economic growth and job creation in Ontario while providing solutions to the biggest social challenges facing the province and the world.  

Our Mission

Our mission, as the voice of the life sciences community across Ontario, is to foster commercial success for the sector through advocacy, education and the promotion of the industry locally, nationally and internationally.

Our Values

We Value:

  • Collaboration
  • Inclusivity, consultation and consensus
  • An aligned, unified voice
  • Equally, the social and economic benefits of life sciences
  • Science and evidence-based decisions




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