Launched on December 1, 2020, the Canada Network is a collaboration of dietitians, doctors, academics, medical and health care educators, and professional associations in Canada. Check out the agenda here.

Key Aims

Facilitate the spread and scale of existing nutrition knowledge, experiences, standards, and evidence-informed interventions across Canada and internationally.

Support the strengthening of nutrition competence and confidence in the healthcare workforce through education and training opportunities.

Facilitate the spread and scale of existing ways to empower underserved communities and diverse populations in nutrition and health.

Facilitate knowledge sharing related to food security, food safety, food waste, agriculture, and environmental sustainability.

founding members

Celia Laur, NNEdPro Associate Director, Lead of the Global Innovation Panel*

Postdoctoral Researcher, Women's College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto


Andrea Grantham, Canadian Nutrition Society


Rahul Jain, Physician and Assistant Professor, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine, Sunnybrook HSC, University of Toronto


Jaroslav Guzanic, Swiss Association for Cooperation on Food Education / NNEdPro Swiss Regional Network


Heather Keller, Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging, Waterloo


Andre Laperriere, Executive Director of GODAN, UK

Eliane Ubalijoro, GODAN, Canada

Shirin Panahi, Canadian Nutrition Society


Shivani Bhat, NNEdPro member


Marjorie Lima Do Vale, NNEdPro member

* Regional Network Lead

Central Ops and Strategy Facilitation

Sumantra Ray
Founding Chair and Executive Director (Strategic Development)
Helena Trigueiro
Global Strategic Lead for Network Engagement, Quality and Impact
Matheus Abrantes
Senior Operations and Strategy Co-ordinator/Executive Officer to the Chair & Vice-Chair
Sucheta Mitra
Operations and Strategy Co-ordinator/Membership Officer
Sarah Rade
Administrative Assistant to Prof Sumantra Ray, Pauline Douglas and Matheus Abrantes



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