Steering committee

COVID-END in Canada benefits tremendously from the insights of its 12-member steering committee, which includes:

  • Anne Hayes, an individual from INESSS (to be confirmed) and Trevor Corneil as representatives of evidence-synthesis teams based in government (Ontario ministry of health), government agencies (INESSS) and a hybrid of the two (B.C. CDC and ministry of health), respectively
  • Maureen Dobbins and Margo Greenwood as representatives of KT/ intermediary initiatives in their roles as leads for the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools and the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health, respectively
  • Maureen Smith as an experienced citizen leader
  • Doris Grinspun and Owen Adams as representatives of major professional bodies (Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario and Canadian Medical Association, respectively)
  • Marina Salvadori, Braden Manns and Gaynor Watson-Creed as current or former representatives of policymakers/leaders (Public Health Agency of Canada, Alberta Health Services, and Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, respectively).

Our steering committee also includes the four scientific leaders and two additional ex-officio members:

  • Alfonso Iorio, Chair of the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence & Impact and Director of the Health Information Research Unit, McMaster University
  • Ileana Ciurea, Senior Advisor for Strategy, Collaborations and Innovation at the McMaster Health Forum.

The meeting materials from steering committee meetings are listed below, with key documents available by clicking on hyperlinks. More up-to-date versions of documents that are not hyperlinked can be found on corresponding COVID-END in Canada webpages.

Date Materials
  1. Agenda
  2. Evidence Commission report launch
  3. Launch communication
  1. Agenda
  2. Action items 
  1. Agenda
  2. Action items
  1. Agenda
  2. Action items
  1. Agenda
  2. Action items
  3. List of government contacts
  4. List of potential Canadian horizon scanning panel members
  5. Action items
  1. Agenda
  2. Action items
  3. Response 2
  4. Response 4
  5. Sample global spotlight
  6. Draft engagement plan for Indigenous peoples
  7. Action items 
  1. Agenda
  2. Draft request form template
  3. Draft request tracker
  4. Draft list of evidence-synthesis teams
  5. Draft engagement plan for Indigenous peoples
  6. COVID-END in Canada logo
  7. Action items