About Adverse Drug Reaction Canada 

ADR Canada is a national, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that educates and raises awareness on how we can prevent adverse drug reactions in Canada. We bring together patients, families, policy-makers, scientists, researchers, health care providers and academics to develop solutions to prevent adverse drug reactions across Canada.


To improve the health and quality of life of Canadians by mitigating and ultimately eradicating adverse drug reactions, the 4th leading cause of death for Canadians.


We imagine a Canada where our citizens live healthier lives free from adverse drug reactions.


Evidence-based decision-making, innovation, collaboration, good governance, open access, safety and financial sustainability.


1. Establish a national mandatory database to record and monitor all adverse drug reactions.

2. Establish publicly funded genetic screening to identify gene variants in individuals that can lead to adverse drug reactions.

3. Establish a centralized electronic medical record system to improve patient safety and give healthcare providers access to life-saving information.

Our ultimate goal is to ensure that one day there is no need for Adverse Drug Reaction Canada to exist.