About Us

With the overall goal of improving the patient’s quality of life, Aleafia’s total health network provides support before, during and after treatment. With our deep knowledge of medical cannabis therapy, we analyze the patient’s condition and assist in obtaining the most effective product that will provide relief and symptom management.

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With our commitment to total health management, we deliver unique treatment options to achieve optimum recovery, minimizing illness and injury’s cumulative effects. Medical cannabis is one of the many therapies we use to treat our patients. We are available 24/7 and rapidly connect patients and physicians with the proper therapies, minimizing the time between diagnoses and applying the most effective treatments.

We are now developing affiliations and relationships with leading multidisciplinary health clinics across Ontario, which will bring our total health concept to an expanded audience of medical cannabis patients. Our Cannabis Resource Centres allow for nationwide access to Aleafia products and services, ensuring timely access to medical assessments, patient and practitioner education as well as access to medical cannabis therapy. Our long-term plan includes opening our own Aleafia-branded clinics across the province.

Our Focus

  • Broadening the understanding of medical cannabis and its therapeutic properties
  • Reducing opiate use and encouraging total health management
  • Meeting chronic disease’s ongoing needs with customized care
  • Designing supportive programs for complex injuries or those in higher risk professions

Mission, Vision and Values

MISSION

Aleafia is committed to being Canada’s leading patient focused healthcare enterprise, offering a total health network through comprehensive physician-led medical services. Through education, research and development we will advance the cultivation and science of medically prescribed cannabis.

VISION

Driven by our distinguished leadership team, Aleafia is advancing as the premier enterprise engaging in cutting-edge innovation, research and development that will strengthen the science of medical cannabis.

VALUES

Honesty, Caring, Respect, Integrity, Accountability

Leadership Team

Julian Fantino

Julian Fantino

Executive Chairman

Julian has built a distinguished career in law enforcement and government, as the Chief of the Toronto, York and London police departments, Commissioner of Emergency Management of Ontario, culminating in his appointment as the Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police. Soon after, he was elected a Member of Parliament, and served all Canadians as the Minister of Veterans Affairs, National Defence and International Cooperation. Julian is a leading expert on drug enforcement, federal regulatory policy and an advocate for the well-being of Canada’s post-traumatic stress disorder population.

Raf Souccar

Raf Souccar

President & CEO

Raf served the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for 34 years in progressively senior roles, retiring as Deputy Commissioner of Federal and International Policing. Among his many responsibilities, Raf was responsible for drugs and organized crime enforcement, national security, counter terrorism and the Prime Minister’s security. Since 2004, Raf has emerged as a leading expert on cannabis legalization through his global travel and study of foreign public policy measures, and his counsel provided to successive Ministers of Justice. In 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Raf to the federal government’s nine-member Marijuana Legalization Task Force, which provided a final set of public recommendations on legalization.

Gary Goodyear

Gary Goodyear

Chief Operating Officer & Vice President of Research

Gary is a Doctor of Chiropractic, has been at the forefront of health care, business and government. After graduating from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, he developed a successful franchised model for the treatment and management of non-head injuries from motor vehicle accidents, and practiced for 20 years until his election to Parliament in 2004. He served as Canada’s Minister of State, Science and Technology as well as Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency, Southern Ontario, with a dual focus on enriching Canada’s innovation and research agenda.

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William Car

CFO

Will has over 20 years of diversified experience in capital markets, and successful leadership as CEO of multiple multinational public companies. He has a demonstrable record in driving venture capital, along with decades of industry experience in mergers and acquisitions, managing private “seed” rounds to multi-million-dollar debt and equity issues. He most recently served an independent corporate advisory firm, focused on merchant banking and transactional finance.

Bob Santos

Vice President of Corporate Affairs

Bob’s experience and expertise has been dedicated to the attainment of employment related to Canadians with disabilities. As the CEO of Link Up Employment Services for Persons with Disabilities – he has developed innovative tools and models to assist marginalized individuals to become more employable. The author of SAFEABILITY and the “Disabilities to Possibilities,” Projects, Bob also founded National Disability Employment Awareness Month Canada, and has been recognized with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to integrating People with Disabilities into the Canadian workforce.

Marisa Cornacchia

Vice President of Business & Clinic Development

Marisa is a Registered Nurse and MBA graduate, with a track-record of results in managing and growing health clinics, benefit programs and understanding the employer group business. Her diversified career within the healthcare industry as former Senior Officer and Assistant Manager for Medical Advisory Services and WSIB for the Toronto Police Services; VP, Clinical Operations for the AIM Health Group, and National Manager-Occupational Health for Air Canada, and most recently the VP of HealthCare Practice Risk at MARSH Canada.

William Stewart

William Stewart

Director

Bill is Canada’s most distinguished Fire Service leader. After nearly 40 years of active duty, he was appointed to lead Canada’s largest Fire Service as Chief of Toronto Fire Services from 2003-2012. He is a national leader in the fire protection field, serving on the boards of the National Fire Protection Association and the Canadian Fallen Fire Fighters Foundation, and named Fire Chief of the Year in both 2008 and 2010. Prior to his decades in the Fire Service, Bill was a commissioned officer of the Canadian Armed Forces. He received an Armed Forces Commendation in 2011.