The use of genetic information outside of the health context can create some concerns regarding the possibility that it may negatively affect someone based on their genetic profile, a phenomenon referred to as genetic discrimination.

The Genetic Discrimination Observatory (GDO) is a unique communication platform created to help prevent genetic discrimination.

The GDO is currently holding an online public forum on genetic discrimination to enable residents of Quebec to share their opinion or questions on this subject.

The Forum started July 4th and will last 4 to 6 weeks. The data collected will be used to assess the concerns, needs and opinions of Quebec residents.

To learn more about the GDO or to access the Forum* :


* Please note that while the forum is in French, you can comment in the language of your choice (English or French).