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LifeLabs Cyberattack and the OHS

Dec 18, 2019 // Study Updates

LifeLabs Medical Laboratories is a former service provider to the Ontario Health Study. The OHS learned on December 17, 2019 that LifeLabs had sustained a large cyberattack on its computer systems. Approximately 28,000 blood samples were collected by LifeLabs on behalf of OHS between fall 2012 and March 2017. The blood sample requisition form that


Thank you for taking part in the Work History Questionnaire

Dec 9, 2019 // Study Updates

Dr. Philip Awadalla, Ontario Health Study Executive Scientific Director, thanks participants for taking part in the Work History Questionnaire and discusses the importance of combining the information you provided with health data from previous questionnaires.  


Operating grants available to use existing data sets

Sep 3, 2019 // Study Updates

A new funding opportunity from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is available to support research that uses existing cohort data, administrative datasets and data platforms that link to or allow access to datasets from multiple sources. Among the data sets that the CHIR wants to see used are those of the Canadian Partnership for


Matt’s Tip: Work History Questionnaire – I’m retired. Should I do it?

Jul 24, 2019 // Study Updates

OHS Research Associate Matt Campbell explains why even if you are not currently working, your previous employment can have a huge impact on your current and future health.