DR. PERRY KENDALL

DR. PERRY KENDALL

Dr. Perry Kendall is renowned as one of Canada’s leading public health professionals.

Dr. Kendall served as BC’s Provincial Health Officer from 1999 to 2018. As BC’s senior public health official, he was responsible for advising the provincial government on health issues andpromoting innovative policies and actions to protect public health.

Having courageously and effectively advanced progress on a number of complex health issues, including HIV and AIDs transmission, Indigenous Health disparities, and the opioid crisis, Dr. Kendall has received multiple awards for his work, including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award and the Order of BC.

Known for his evidence-based policies and approaches to some of society’s most difficult and challenging health issues. Dr. Kendall most recently served on the Federal Cannabis Task Force providing the Canadian government with recommendations for the legal cannabis framework. Previously, he was the Medical Health Officer for both the City of Toronto and of Victoria and the former CEO of the Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario.