Our vision is that cell & gene therapy manufacturing in Canada must operate under a common seal of quality to increase capacity and rapidly and effectively migrate innovative treatment concepts into standard clinical practice.


Mobilizing knowledge from coast to coast

CellCAN optimizes the collaboration between Canada’s leading cell manufacturers and core facilities.
Stellar science, infrastructure, experience and expertise accessible through one network.

Discover the strength of our Network.
Showcasing Canadian excellence

CellCAN brings together all the stakeholders from the cell & gene therapy field and allows the showcasing of the Canadian excellence in education, infrastructure and science on the international field.

I Love Stem Cells Series

Created for the general public, these information leaflets were developed to answer the most frequently asked questions about cell & gene therapies. They are also available for free distribution for patient groups and healthcare professionals – contact us today!

Networking events

CellCAN has a national and international presence and recognition. We put together unique networking events to foster collaboration and the exchange of knowledge.

Clinical Translation Education Group

Co-founded by CellCAN and partners, this group brings high added value content to the Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) community in the forms of workshops throughout Canada.

Cell Therapy Stakeholder Group (CTSG)

This group, co-founded by CellCAN and composed of representatives of its network has been interacting closely with Health Canada as well as members of the International Society for Cell Therapy (ISCT) to address issues related with cellular manufacturing, ancillary materials, quality control, pre-clinical issues, etc. Learn more here.

Strategic Forum 2021

Following the success of the 2017 & 2019 editions, CellCAN strikes back with a third edition of the Strategic Forum, from March 15 to 17, 2021. Stay tuned for more information!

Training Offer

CellCAN organizes (alone or with partners) unique training activities for Knowledge producers and users. Thanks to its Network of Cell Manufacturing Facilities, CellCAN offers exclusive hands-on Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) training.

CellCAN Cell Manufacturing Body of Knowledge (CCMBOK)

This body of work currently under development details the expert interpretation of the regulations that governs multiple different cell and gene therapy types.


All our Network Affiliates have access to a highly secured shared knowledge library of information, data and documentation, including discussion forums.

Inspiring stories
For Patients
More resources

Explore all the resources we have available for you in the ‘’for patients’’ section to learn about cell & gene therapies, their potential, the hype and what you need to know to make safe decision about your health.


The road to develop and access new therapies can seem long, especially when you are inflicted by a condition that is affecting your life. In this pamphlet learn why it is the case and how it is keeping you safe.

Stem Cells 101

In this pamphlet, learn about the basics of stem cells: what they are, what you need to know about them and their potential and what to be mindful of when you hear their name in the media.

Do you have questions about the development of cell & gene therapy for a specific disease? Looking for assistance to accomplish your research projects or clinical trial goals?

We put the strength of our network at your fingertips.