June 18, 2024 (Oakville, ON) – The Coordinated Accessible National (CAN) Health Network and Shoppers Drug Mart® today announced a new collaboration designed to bring more innovation to pharmacist-led health care, and improve access to care for Canadians.

“Shoppers is on a mission to increase access to health care across the country. As part of this, we’re making record investment in our pharmacy clinics to improve the patient experience, and ultimately health outcomes for Canadians,” said Jeff Leger, President of Shoppers Drug Mart. “Since technology and innovation are key to our efforts, we’re pleased to be working with the CAN Health Network to drive positive change for pharmacy services and the communities we serve.”

Shoppers Drug Mart is Canada’s leading pharmacy retailer as well as one of the most recognized and trusted names in Canadian retailing with more than 1,350 stores owned and operated by local pharmacists in communities across the country. Over the past two years, Shoppers has opened more than 70 pharmacy care clinics offering patients convenient, one-stop access to pharmacy services and trusted advice.

The CAN Health Network is a national organization comprised of leading health care organizations working to introduce more Canadian innovation into Canada’s health system. On a mission to drive economic prosperity and create better health for all, CAN Health introduces homegrown solutions into the health care system and paves the way for Canadian businesses to scale not only across Canada, but globally.

“We are thrilled to join forces with Shoppers Drug Mart,” said Dr. Dante Morra, Founder and Chair, CAN Health Network. “This partnership provides a unique opportunity to introduce more innovation into Canada’s leading pharmacy, scale successful Canadian solutions across the country, and improve access to care.”


About Shoppers Drug Mart® Inc.

Shoppers Drug Mart® Inc. is one of the most recognized and trusted names in Canadian retailing. The company is the licensor of full-service retail drug stores operating under the name Shoppers Drug Mart® (Pharmaprix® in Québec). With more than 1,300 Shoppers Drug Mart® and Pharmaprix® stores operating in prime locations in each province and two territories, the company is one of the most convenient retailers in Canada. The company also licenses or owns 70 medical clinic pharmacies operating under the name Shoppers Simply Pharmacy® (Pharmaprix Simplement Santé® in Québec). As well, the company owns and operates 43 corporate Wellwise by Shoppers Drug MartTM stores and an ecommerce site Wellwise.ca, making it the largest Canadian retailer of home health care products and services. In addition to its retail store network, the company owns Shoppers Drug Mart Specialty Health Network Inc., a provider of specialty drug distribution, pharmacy and comprehensive patient support services, MediSystem Inc., a provider of pharmaceutical products and services to long-term care facilities and Lifemark Health Group, Canada’s leading provider of outpatient physiotherapy, massage therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, mental health, and other ancillary rehabilitation services. Shoppers Drug Mart is an independent operating division of Loblaw Companies Limited.

About CAN Health Network

The CAN Health Network is a federally funded national organization working to introduce more Canadian innovation into Canada’s health system. The Network works with leading Canadian health care providers – referred to as Edges – to scale Canadian technology companies across Canada and beyond. By partnering Canadian companies directly with health care operators, CAN Health enables these companies and their solutions to be rapidly validated, procured and scaled across the Network.

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