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  • December 13, 2010
    GS1 Canada Announces Key Board Appointments
    GS1 Canada is pleased to announce the following appointments to its Board of Governors (BOG):
    • Andy Giancamilli, Chief Executive Officer, Katz Group Canada Ltd.,
    • Dave Lemmon, Managing Director, Canada, Smucker’s Foods of Canada Corp.

  • November 16, 2010
    Global Businesses Align on Providing Accurate Product Data to Consumers
    • Multinational firms collaborate to improve trustworthiness of product data in mobile and Internet product searching
    • Companies include brand owners, retailers and technology providers

  • November 3, 2010
    PHAC, GS1 Canada, and vaccine industry approve major vaccine identification initiative
    Canada’s vaccine industry is getting a major shot in the arm; one that will modernize and transform the identification, distribution and use of vaccines across the country to improve patient safety, immunization record-keeping and generate significant cost savings within the healthcare system.
  • November 1, 2010
    Retailers and Manufacturers Announce Joint Effort
    Retailers and Manufacturers Announce Joint Effort to Advance Use of Item Level RFID
  • November 1, 2010
    Leaders Convene for National Healthcare Industry Meeting
    With growing calls for long-term solutions to a more sustainable Canadian healthcare system, industry leaders convened in Toronto on October 27th to advance plans for the modernization of the healthcare supply chain through the pan-Canadian implementation of global GS1 standards and the Canadian Healthcare Product Registry.
  • October 25, 2010
    Ontario Hospital Association endorses GS1 standards
    The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) today announced its support of global GS1 standards for improving efficiencies in the healthcare supply chain and strengthening patient safety.
  • October 25, 2010
    Key leaders to convene for National Healthcare Industry meeting
    In response to calls for greater national collaboration among key stakeholders to adopt sustainable solutions in Canada’s healthcare system that will strengthen patient safety and save money, supply chain standards leader GS1 Canada is hosting national healthcare industry meetings in Toronto.
  • October 19, 2010
    Canadian grocery sector collaboration driving business benefits
    Canadian grocery sector representatives confirmed today that a unique collaboration between retailers and suppliers to improve accurate data sharing is driving significant results that will ultimately improve business bottom lines.
  • September 8, 2010
    GS1 Global and European Association of Hospital Pharmacists sign MOU
    The European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) and GS1 have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate to advance patient safety.
  • August 25, 2010
    Leading Canadian Association Endorses Empty Miles
    Toronto, Ontario, August 25, 2010 – Supply Chain & Logistics Association Canada (SCL) today announced its endorsement of the VICS Empty Miles service for driving cost efficiencies and supporting the sustainability efforts of its members.
  • August 5, 2010
    GS1 Canada News Alert: GS1 and IHTSDO to ensure compatibility of standards
    The International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) and GS1 announced yesterday that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate and ensure compatibility between their respective standards systems, where appropriate.
  • July 21, 2010
    Global Standards Proposed For Canada’s Healthcare System
    A majority of Canadian healthcare institutions and their suppliers support moving to a pan-Canadian approach to bar coding healthcare products as well as sharing administrative data electronically, based on the GS1 System of standards. 
  • May 27, 2010
    GS1 Canada Announces Key Board Appointments
    GS1 Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of representatives from several leading Canadian organizations to its sector Boards
  • May 20, 2010
    HSCN Moves to Support GS1 Standards
    The Healthcare Supply Chain Network (HSCN) announces its support of GS1 standards, specifically the Global Location Number (GLN) to standardize location identification and the Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) to standardize product identification.
  • May 13, 2010
    New Appointment to GS1 Canada’s Carenet Healthcare Board Executive Committee
    GS1 Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Smith, General Manager, Mohawk Supply Chain Services (MSCS) to the GS1 Canada Carenet Healthcare Sector Board Executive Committee.
  • April 22, 2010
    GS1 Canada Announces New Appointments to Strategic Governance Board
    GS1 Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to its Strategic Governance Board (SGB).
  • March 11, 2010
    Walmart recognizes VICS Empty Miles service
    The Empty Miles service has been recognized among Canada’s top sustainable corporate business practices.
  • March 8, 2010
    New Co-Chair Appointed to GS1 Canada’s Carenet Healthcare Sector Board
    Toronto, ON – GS1 Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of David Loukras, Provincial Director, Performance, Integration & Transformation for the British Columbia Health Authority Shared Services Organization (SSO), to the position of Co-Chair of its Carenet Healthcare Sector Board.
  • February 16, 2010
    Empty Miles Service Available in Canada
    In a move that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions while driving cost savings in the North American supply chain, GS1 Canada and GS1 US, under the banner of GS1 North America, have collaborated with the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions association (VICS) to launch the VICS Empty Miles service for the Canadian market.
  • February 10, 2010
    “Mobile in Retail” White Paper sets stage for in-store innovation
    Brussels, Belgium, 25 November 2009 – GS1 is pleased to announce the publication of a white paper entitled "Mobile in Retail: getting your in-store environment ready for mobile”.
  • February 3, 2010
    Bar coding for improved medication safety in Canada one step closer
    A pan-Canadian initiative was announced today that will ultimately have a major impact on patient safety by reducing preventable medication errors.
  • January 21, 2010
    New GS1 Product Identification Standard - foundational for patient safety and supply chain improvements
    Brussels, Belgium, 21 January 2010 – GS1 Healthcare, the global, voluntary Healthcare user group, today announced the publication of the GS1 standard for the Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) of medical products.