About Us

The Canadian Advanced Therapies Training Institute (CATTI) is developing and scaling online and onsite GMP training programs that will facilitate an unprecedented capacity in Canada for efficient and rapid upskilling of the workforce required. CATTI aims to:

  • Standardize the training curriculum for the needs of manufacturing sites to establish a quality standard for training focused on best practices
  • De-risk the process of training & developing HQP to the level of autonomy
  • Reduce the training burden shared by all manufacturing sites by outsourcing it
  • Accelerate the market readiness of trainees by offering specialized training
  • Diminish the funds allocated for training per employee by maximizing efficiency
  • Bridge the gap between the academic background qualifications and the market readiness of HQP (job-specific roles)

The Training Institute is led by a Consortium of two (2) highly successful Networks of Centers of Excellence in Canada, one being CCRM, a Center of Excellence for the Commercialization of Research, and CellCAN, a Knowledge Mobilization Network. Their interest in joining efforts rely on the facts that manufacturing and commercializing CGT products requires a highly qualified workforce and that there is currently a dearth in finding such qualified personnel. A unique opportunity exists to leverage the strengths and synergies between those two well recognized organizations to contribute substantially to growing the cell and gene therapy sector. This partnership will solidify national assets and excellence in advanced biotherapeutics manufacturing under cGMP, and fill the dearth in available talent of HQP trained and qualified for workflow under aseptic conditions. It will also ensure job creation.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

William Brock
Chairman

Jean Picard
Secretary-Treasurer

Fiona Fitzgerald
Director

Michael May
Director

Michael Israels
Director

OUR TEAM

Vanessa Laflamme
Chief Executive Officer
v.laflamme@catti.ca

Fanny Laferrière
Executive Assistant & Logistics Coordinator
f.laferriere@catti.ca

Craig Hasilo
Chief Scientific Officer
c.hasilo@catti.ca

Domhnall McGowan
Regional Manager – GMP Sites & Training
d.mcgowan@catti.ca 

Fatima Hasan
Research Analyst – Intern
f.hasan@catti.ca

Andre Mumme
Director of Business Development & Partnerships
a.mumme@catti.ca

William Mantel
Director of Strategic Planning
b.mantel@catti.ca

Robert McCarthy
Director of Finance
finance@catti.ca

Accounts Receivable
accountsreceivable@catti.ca

Accounts Payable
accountspayable@catti.ca