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Bullseye.jpgOur mission is to increase genomics literacy in healthcare practitioners to optimize the health and well-being of Canadians.

missionOur vision is that Canadian healthcare practitioners have a basic level of genomics literacy, know where to access a trusted source of current, practice-relevant, evidence-based information on genomics, and have incorporated genomics into practice as appropriate.


        land acknowledgement   

GECKO is housed within the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in Ottawa.

Ottawa is built on un-ceded Algonquin Anishinaabe territory. ​

The peoples of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation have lived on this territory for millennia and we honour them and this land. Their culture and presence have nurtured and continue to nurture this land. ​

GECKO and CHEO also honour all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and their valuable past and present contributions to this land.


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A Guide to understanding prenatal screening

A Guide to understanding prenatal screening

A resource developed for pregnant persons and their providers. Everything you wanted to know about screening from deciding whether or not have it, to results…

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The GEC-KO team will be presenting at the 2021 University of Ottawa’s Annual Refresher Course

Have some questions about how Canada’s genetic non-discrimination act works and what it means for your practice?

Check out this 2022 article in Canadian Family Physician

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