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About Soaring With Roche

In Canada, we have fallen behind on integrating innovation into health systems. Restrictive policies, lack of investment, and siloed thinking are the norm, leading to healthcare that is often lacking an equitable and human-centred approach.

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed many things in terms of health needs, but perhaps nothing more than the need for a reimagined healthcare system, one that prioritizes equity and quality of care. 

What if there was a community of committed people and organizations that collaborated to ensure robust and timely healthcare was a fundamental right experienced by all living in Canada?

Soaring with Roche is working toward a better health future for you, for us, and for everyone in Canada. We believe that through open-sourced collaboration, we can create a health system that is more fair, efficient, sustainable, and better able to adopt innovations in health and healthcare.

Big Impact Means Big Change

We are tackling audacious moonshot goals to make our vision a reality, with a focus on five challenge areas:

  • Health Literacy
  • Health Justice
  • Waiting for Healthcare
  • Aging Powerfully
  • Data Sharing

The next 10 years will be critical in shaping the future of healthcare. Learn more about Challenge Areas.


But what is open-sourced collaboration?

When we say ‘open’ we really mean it! Soaring with Roche begins by first listening to the people who are impacted and affected by the lack of progress in these five challenge areas. Only by actively and openly listening will we begin to understand the challenges and gaps, and explore opportunities to impact change. In collaboration with these same individuals as well as healthcare organizations, the private sector, governments and anyone with an interest in better health and healthcare, we will begin to pilot and test ideas to shape the system for the current and future needs of everyone in Canada. 


Watch Video: Take a listen to how Soaring with Roche came to be and hear from Canadian leaders who have already joined the community.

Guiding Principles

The Soaring with Roche mission is to accelerate meaningful progress in health by harnessing the power of community and open innovation. To get there, everyone involved commits to operating under the following Guiding Principles:

  • We emphasize human-centered solutions that promote inclusivity in the healthcare system
  • We commit to open innovation and diverse community involvement in solving healthcare challenges
  • We believe in the merit of data and its power to drive change and enable equity
  • We focus on transformative innovations that will lead to systemic change

Stay Connected

Effective September 20, 2022, the Soaring with Roche program has been closed. 

 

At Roche, we believe collaboration is critical to tackling the healthcare challenges of today and tomorrow. But we acknowledge there are times when others may be better positioned to champion or lead the initiatives that we, too, believe in. We also recognize that we need to channel both our human and financial resources to where they will have the greatest impact.

We are grateful for the partnerships we’ve formed through the Soaring with Roche program as well as all we have learned. We carry those learnings forward to other projects and remain inspired by the community’s commitment to better healthcare and to a system that is ready for the innovation of the future. Roche Canada’s commitment to the future of healthcare does not waver – it is being redirected. 

 

Thank you for your interest. We are eager to continue our work together through other projects and opportunities.