Who We Are

CGEn is a federally funded national platform for genome sequencing and analysis. Established in 2014, CGEn employs over 200 staff, and is funded primarily by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) through its Major Science Initiatives Fund (MSI), leveraging investments from Genome Canada and other stakeholders. CGEn operates as an integrated national platform with nodes in Toronto (The Centre for Applied Genomics at The Hospital for Sick Children), Montréal, (McGill Genome Centre at McGill University) and Vancouver (Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre), providing genomic services, including genome sequencing and analysis, that enable research in agriculture, forestry, fishery, the environment, health sciences, and many other disciplines of interest to Canadians.

Our Impact*

What’s New

What’s New


Vision and Mission

Our Vision

To serve as Canada’s engine for genomics-enabled research and discovery.

Our Mission

To fuel the discovery of next-generation scientific solutions by producing, bringing access to and analyzing massive genomic datasets,
To enable Canadian genomics research by building and operating an unprecedented genomic technologies platform that enhances our national capacity for genome sequencing and informatics analysis.




Board of Directors
Scientific Advisory Board
Executive Committee


What We do

Our Services
Our Expertise
Our Infrastructure
Our Technologies