It is a great privilege for me to serve as your President of DOHaD Canada. There is a very extensive and established community of DOHaD Researchers in Canada. Indeed, DOHaD Canada has over 400 members from across the country. As many of you know, DOHaD Canada is affiliated with the International DOHaD Society, which forms an important hub for various country and region specific societies.

As a Society, we have made great progress over the past year with the development of new Terms of Reference for DOHaD Canada, support of the successful DOHaD 2022 World Congress Bid (led by Janice Bailey & John Challis), the first DOHaD Canada elections and publication of a special edition of the Journal of DOHaD highlighting DOHaD research in Canada (edited by Kristin Connor, Stephane Bourque and Ian Weaver). We also recently held a highly successful 5th Annual DOHaD Canada Meeting – this time virtually (thanks to organizers, Sophie Petropoulos and Marcel van de Wouw).

DOHaD Canada Incorporation was completed in July 2019 under the Canada Nonfor-profit (NPO) Corporations Act. We are now officially known as DOHaD Canada Inc!

I am looking forward to working with the DOHaD Canada Council and our Membership to move the mission of our Society forward.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at the DOHaD Canada Office, we value your thoughts and input.

Stephen Matthews, PhD
President, DOHaD Canada
June, 2021