Parkinson Canada is a founding partner, investing and collaborating with leading researchers from across Canada to create the Canadian Open Parkinson Network (C-OPN).

C-OPN will bring together Canada’s best in Parkinson’s research and will give them a platform to share information and make new connections. The network will give investigators access to unprecedented data and will support large-scale, multidisciplinary projects that would not be possible at a single research site. This initiative will build on and benefit from the existing and highly successful model of the Quebec Parkinson Network (QPN), which is currently helping to run over 20 studies in 15 centres and has 900 patients registered.
    NETWORK Goals
  • promote and facilitate multi-centric and multidisciplinary research in Parkinson’s disease and related disorders
  • pool datasets to better understand pathophysiology
  • increase opportunity and participation in clinical trials
  • contribute to the development of new treatments
  • optimize translational research to clinicians and caregivers more rapidly
  • improve prevention and treatment strategies and accelerate the discovery of a cure

C-OPN Sites (Phase 1):
University of Calgary
Dr. Oury Monchi Principal Investigator, Director Dr. David Park Co-Principal Investigator
University of Edmonton
Dr. Richard Camicioli Co-Principal Investigator
University of British
Columbia, Vancouver
Dr. Jon Stoessl Co-Principal Investigator; Dr. Martin McKeown, Co-Principal Investigator
McGill University
Dr. Edward Fon Co-Director C-OPN; Director, Quebec Parkinson Network; Dr. Guy Rouleau Co-Principal Investigator
Laval University
Dr. Nicolas Dupré Co-Principal Investigator
University of Montreal
Dr. Michel Panniset
University of Toronto (UHN)
Dr. Antonio Strafella Co-Principal Investigator
University of Ottawa
Dr. David Grimes Co-Principal Investigator
Parkinson Canada
Julie Wysocki, Director, Research Program research@parkinsonca.thedev.ca
Canadian Open Parkinson Network
Catherine Normandeau, National Manager; catherine.normandeau@ucalgary.ca Iris Kathol, Western Manager; ikathol@ucalgary.ca Clotilde Degroot, Eastern Manager; clotilde.degroot@mcgill.ca