Welcome to CANSSI Ontario STAGE!

Applications are now being accepted. Application deadline: March 15, 2021.

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CANSSI Ontario STAGE (STAGE) is a formal and comprehensive training program in Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics, the first of its kind in Canada and one of few in the world.

The program offers training and career development opportunities designed to cross-train individuals at the interface of genetics and population health sciences in genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics—two disciplines currently facing a shortage of qualified individuals in Canada and elsewhere. The overall goal is to improve the prevention and management of complex diseases by increasing capacity in genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics research.

Program Benefits

Participants will receive an enriched training experience, including these incentives.


The program welcomes applications from highly motivated, well-qualified candidates for training.

See here for further eligibility requirements.

Sponsors & Partners

STAGE operates with the support of CANSSI Ontario, an extra-departmental unit in the Faculty of Arts & Science of the University of Toronto administered by the Department of Statistical Sciences (DoSS).

STAGE works in close partnership with the Divisions of Epidemiology and of Biostatistics of the DLSPH, and the DoSS at the University of Toronto.