The Canadian Deprescribing Network is a group of health care leaders, clinicians, decision-makers, academic researchers and patient advocates working together to mobilize knowledge and promote the deprescribing of medication that may no longer be of benefit or that may be causing harm. 

Deprescribing is the planned and supervised process of reducing or stopping medications that may no longer be of benefit or may be causing harm. The goal is to reduce medication burden and harm, while maintaining or improving quality of life.

Learn about our work by watching this video:

See news articles featuring the Canadian Deprescribing Network.

Benefits of being a member of the Network:

  • Free newsletter: subscribe here
  • Attending our events and workshops
  • Participating in consultations and focus groups
  • Joining social media channels (Twitter & Facebook)
  • Ordering print outs of some of our brochures & information for you, your friends and family, patients or to hand out at conferences (contact us to order)

Is our Deprescribing Fair coming to a city near you?

See the photo album and see this (bilingual) video below about the Deprescribing Fair we held in Montreal for the event Expo Déprescription in 2017, but also in many locations across Canada since then:

Interested in having the Deprescribing Fair come to your event? Contact us.

our goals

  • Raise awareness and decrease the use of risky medications for seniors by 50% by 2020.
  • Ensure access to safer drug and non-drug therapies.

Who we are

The Canadian Deprescribing Network uses a practical, comprehensive, ecological approach to optimize medication use through coordinated action across Canada’s health system. Check out our publication on Canadian Journal on Aging (2017). This figure is featured in the article and shows the various stakeholders involved in the network and their roles.

Click here to see all our partners and funders.

Click here for the Canadian Deprescribing Network staff and contact info.

2018 National Stakeholder Summit on Medication Safety for Older Men and Women

The Canadian Deprescribing Network organized a Summit on medication safety on February 9th, 2018, in Montreal. The Summit brought together over 100 health care providers, patient advocates, policymakers and community organizations from every province in Canada. The goal was to gather key provincial players and enhance local capacity to ensure safe use of medication in older adults. Read about the Summit highlights here.

Read more about us in our 2017 Annual Report









2016 Annual Report




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