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The Promise of Gene Therapy: Canada’s Path to Embracing the Future

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

For gene therapies in Canada, the future is now.

Gene therapy has the potential to offer eligible patients with rare genetic diseases a transformational clinical benefit and improved quality of life.

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World Pneumonia Day: Protecting older Canadians has never been more important

Friday, November 10, 2023

On World Pneumonia Day, we recognize the importance of taking precautionary measures in our daily lives to better protect us from contracting pneumonia – a disease that affects many Canadians each year.
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October 26 is World Amyloidosis Day
The Unexpected Diagnosis: How Carpal Tunnel Led to Amyloidosis

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Robert’s journey into the world of Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy, or ATTR-CM, is a powerful reminder that even seemingly unrelated symptoms can lead to life-altering diagnoses.
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Changing the Narrative – Removing the taboo to embrace menopause as a core phase of life

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

With almost 50 per cent of the Canadian workforce identifying as women, menopause should be anything but taboo. But, unfortunately, 54 per cent of women in Canada aged 40-60 still think menopause is a taboo topic in the workplace.
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Bringing Medicines and Vaccines to Patients Faster: Regulatory Modernization Improves Access for All

Monday, October 2, 2023

Reflecting on the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve learned a lot about the interconnectedness of our Canadian health system.
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Bringing Hope & Healing to the World’s Most Vulnerable Communities: Pfizer Canada’s Powerful Partnership with HPIC

Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Did you know that, according to the United Nations, at least 50% of people across the globe lack access to essential healthcare services? 
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Living with Ulcerative Colitis: Overcoming Challenges and Finding Balance

Monday, July 10, 2023
Wanni Zhang started experiencing symptoms of ulcerative colitis at just 20 years old. Four months later, she received a formal diagnosis.

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Living With A Chronic Disease 

Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Chronic illness is a slow and sneaky health problem with symptoms that appear gradually and persist over time. Generally speaking, a chronic disease cannot be completely cured and does not resolve on its own. In addition, it can considerably affect quality of life and the psychological health of anybody who has it.

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Empowering Refugee Leaders:  Spotlight on Pfizer’s Refugee Mentorship Program

Friday, June 16, 2023
In 2021, Pfizer established its Refugee Leadership Initiative in response to the refugee crisis in Haiti and Afghanistan, with a commitment of hiring 100 refugees and mentor 150 refugees in 2022.

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Asian Heritage Month: An Inspiring Conversation with Christopher Tse

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada.  This month, Pfizer colleague Joanne had a chance to sit down with Christopher Tse and discuss the inspiring work he’s done in the realm of anti-Asian discrimination.

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It's time to talk about eczema in skin of colour

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
The prevalence, presentation, and impact of eczema on people with deeper skin tones, or skin of colour, can be profoundly different from those with lighter skin.
 

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Girls Belong Here at Pfizer Canada

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
On March 8, International Women’s Day, Pfizer Canada welcomed a young student to our Montreal-based office, as part of our ongoing partnership with Plan International Canada’s Girls Belong Here program. 


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Disparity of care: Addressing the unmet needs of people with metastatic breast cancer 
By Guillaume Feugère and MJ DeCoteau

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
In its most advanced stage, breast cancer – which is diagnosed in close to 29,000 Canadian women each year and accounts for almost 15 per cent of all cancer deaths in Canadian women – remains an incurable disease. 


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Rare Diseases Are Not As Rare As They May Seem 
By Najah Sampson and Fred Little

Thursday, February 23, 2023
Rare diseases are not as “rare” as they may first seem. There is a good chance that each of us may know someone who has some form of a rare disease. 


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Patients: Inspiring Our Work Each and Every Day 
By Najah Sampson

Wednesday, December 21, 2022
The end of the year presents us with an opportunity to reflect not only on our accomplishments throughout the year, but more importantly, on the impact we’ve made.For us at Pfizer, that driving force has always been the people that we seek to help.


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A Day in the Life with Atopic Dermatitis by Pfizer Colleague Kerri

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
With the goal of increasing insight and understanding into what it’s like to live with Atopic Dermatitis (AD), I, along with a cohort of


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A Conversation with Najah Sampson

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Meet Pfizer Canada’s new President
Recently, Laura Larbalestier, head of People Experience in Canada, sat down for a conversation with Najah


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Living Well with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Getting to the Heart of th...

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
There are various lifestyle factors that can help those living with Rheumatoid Arthritis increase their cardiovascular health.


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Pfizer Canada’s recommendations regarding the development of a Nationa...

Tuesday, June 7, 2022
While many countries have moved towards a Rare Disease framework to facilitate access to innovative medicine for patients with rare


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Listening and Learning from Patients Living with Bladder Cancer

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month.
Bladder cancer is often seen as the forgotten cancer, despite impacting thousands of hundreds of


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World Hemophilia Day: Robbie’s journey highlights the importance of ra...

Thursday, April 14, 2022
World Hemophilia Day is dedicated to raising awareness surrounding hemophilia, a rare disease which prevents the normal clotting of blood.


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Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Industry is a Significant Contr...

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Over the past two years, Canadians have seen first-hand the contributions of the research-based pharmaceutical industry at work.


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Pfizer announces recipients of research grants focused on transthyreti...

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Pfizer Canada is proud to announce the recipients of the 2021 Canadian transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM) Medical Research and


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A commitment to creating a culture of inclusivity at Pfizer Canada

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
by Cole Pinnow, President, Pfizer Canada
Today, I am proud to share that Pfizer Canada has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity


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Marking Rare Disease Day 2022: Why Every Minute Matters 

Monday, February 28, 2022
by Fred Little, Rare Disease Canada Lead, Pfizer Canada


When we hear the term “rare disease”, our first instinct is to think that such


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In Conversation with Barry Stein

Monday, February 28, 2022
Meet Barry Stein, President and CEO of Colorectal Cancer Canada (CCC). For more than 23 years, Barry has been making a difference in the


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In Conversation with Filomena Servidio-Italiano

Monday, February 28, 2022
Meet Filomena Servidio-Italiano, President and CEO of Colorectal Cancer Resource and Action Network (CCRAN). With her extensive experience


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Hope and Optimism While Living With Ulcerative Colitis

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Rasheed Clarke is an optimist.


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Unleashing the power of its people makes Pfizer a top employer

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Written by Cole Pinnow, President, Pfizer Canada
Today, we are incredibly pleased to share that Pfizer Canada has been recognized as one of


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In My Words: Effie’s Life with Ulcerative Colitis

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
When Effie was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (UC), she was not prepared for what it meant to live with a chronic inflammatory disease.


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“My Voice, Our Equal Future”

Monday, October 11, 2021
By Julia Duszczyszyn & Melissa Ferlaino, Co-Chairs, PWR Canada
October 11th marks International Day of the Girl and this year’s theme is “My


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Pfizer Highlights Commitment to All Patients During Patients in Focus....

Monday, October 4, 2021
As part of its ongoing commitment to patients, Pfizer is holding a global, week-long internal event from October 4–8, Patients in Focus, to


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The importance of supporting a resilient life sciences eco-system in C...

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
By Cole Pinnow, President, Pfizer Canada
It’s been 19 months and counting since the start of the pandemic.


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Advancing Diversity at Pfizer Canada

Monday, May 3, 2021
Written by Cole Pinnow, President, Pfizer Canada
I’d like to provide an overview of the efforts that Pfizer Canada is taking to make our


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Our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Performance

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Pfizer Inc recently published its first-ever Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, which builds on our prior Corporate


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Young Leader Inspires and Engages Pfizer Canada Colleagues

Pfizer Canada recently welcomed Rupali, an undergraduate science student, through Plan International Canada’s Girls Belong Here seat share


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Drug Shortage Lessons Learned: How do we build a more resilient inject...

Written by Kevin Mohamed, Hospital Business Unit Lead, Pfizer Canada
Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in a public event


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Reflecting on Rare Disease Day 2021

By Fred Little, Rare Disease Canada Lead, Pfizer Canada
Rare Disease Day may only happen once a year, though it offers us an opportunity to


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Carpe Diem: Rise in Remote Connecting a Boon for those Living with RA

Friday, November 20, 2020
PREFACE
The Imagine RA program aims to strengthen relationships between Canadian rheumatoid arthritis (RA) advocates and raise their voices


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Imagine RA Network: Chronic Illness in a Pandemic Life

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
PREFACE
The Imagine RA program aims to strengthen relationships between Canadian rheumatoid arthritis (RA) advocates and raise their voices


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CDHF and Pfizer: The power of collaboration in the ulcerative colitis....

Photo by Adobe Stock, https://cdhf.ca/digestive-disorders/ulcerative-colitis/, Approved for use by CDHF
In the chronic disease space,


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Pfizer Colleagues Get Healthy with the VIVA Health & Wellness prog...

Pfizer colleagues at the Kirkland head office have been taking steps towards prioritizing a healthy lifestyle in and out of the workplace.


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Giving Back – Pfizer Canada’s Month of Giving

Friday, November 22, 2019
At Pfizer Canada, we strive to deliver breakthroughs that change patients’ lives, but we also believe that the small wins can also have a


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Understanding Biosimilars

Friday, November 1, 2019
A biosimilar product is a biologic product that is approved based on demonstrating that it is highly similar to an Health Canada‐approved


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Vaccine And Immunization Facts

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Today, routine immunizations have significantly reduced illness, death, and the spread of these diseases in Canada and around the world.


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Girls Belong Here at Pfizer Canada

Friday, October 11, 2019
Pfizer Canada recently celebrated the power of girls and women by participating in Plan International Canada’s Girls Belong Here seat share program.


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