Canadian Phase Onward Inc. (CPO) was opened in 2004 due to the growing interest from pharmaceutical companies in more non-hospital based Canadian sites to participate in their diverse clinical trials. CPO is located at the same site, and operates in tandem with, the Polyclinic Family and Specialty Medicine Facility, resulting in a referral network of more than 50 specialists and family physicians.

CPO boasts Dr. Lew Pliamm BSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP as both its Medical Director and principal investigator. Dr. Lew Pliamm has over 15 years of experience in Phase 2, 3 and 4 clinical research trials in a wide range of all diagnostic areas including but not limited to smoking cessation, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, hypertension, cardiovascular (general), migraine, weight loss, GERD, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, metabolic syndrome, insomnia, pain relief, fibromyalgia, COPD, asthma,  schizophrenia, and depression. CPO also has experience in vaccine studies.

CPO has been one of the sites of choice by some of the largest pharmaceutical companies including Janssen Inc., Merck Frosst, GSK, Pfizer, Novartis, Sanofi, AstraZeneca, Otsuka, and Bayer. CPO has also been one of the sites of choice for some of the largest CROs including but not limited to Covance, INC Research, and Parexel.

CPO also focuses on the benefits that participating in these clinical trials may offer to our patients, including more intensive physician care, potential access to treatment options that may not otherwise be available, and free medications and testing.  This is a great complement to the Polyclinic Family and Specialty Medicine Facility.

Collaboration with the Polyclinic Family and Specialty Medicine Facility also enables CPO to provide a continuity of care to its study patients through regular correspondence with each patient’s physician.

This makes for good clinical practice and provides a level of care that is not otherwise available at sites that operate simply as independent research facilities.

Address and Contact Information

2 Champagne Drive (Champagne Centre), Unit A2
Toronto,M3J 0K2

Tel: 416-227-0543
Fax: 416-227-7701

Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Early mornings, evenings and weekends by appointment only


  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Schizophrenia
  • Panic
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Weight Loss


  • Allergy
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Colds and Influenza


  • Hypertension
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Atrial Fibrillation

Sexual Dysfunction

  • Male
  • Female

Pain Management

  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Headache
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain-Management
  • Pain- Nerve
  • Pain- Back
  • Patients on Opiods
  • Post-Operative Pain


  • Crohns Disease
  • GERD
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Sleep Disorders

  • Insomnia
  • Sleep Disorders


  • Rheumatoid Arthritis


  • Diabetes Type I
  • Diabetes Type II
  • Obesity
  • Thyroid Disease


  • Dementia
  • Parkinsons
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Stroke Prevention


  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Acne


  • Influenza
  • Other (adult population only)

Family Physicians and Specialists

CPO has access to a network of 16 family physicians, which make up the Polyclinic Family Health Group, of which 14 family physicians work on site.

CPO also has access to over 35 specialist physicians, many internationally recognized, in all medical specialties. These specialists are in the areas of cardiology, endocrinology, rheumatology, respirology, dermatology, neurology, urology, nephrology, gastroenterology, allergy, ENT, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, psychotherapy, dentistry and chiropractic medicine.


CPO also has access to numerous medical and procedural testing facilities that are all available on-site, including ECG, x-ray, ultrasound, phlebotomy, bone density, mammography, gastroscopy and colonoscopy, full pulmonary function testing (including methacholine challenge testing), stress testing, echocardiography, stress-echocardiography,  loop monitoring, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, holter monitoring, audiology testing, fundoscopy and a sleep laboratory.  

Management Team and Study Staff

Our site currently employs five full time study coordinators and one part-time study coordinator, many of whom are international medical graduates. The majority of our study coordinators have over 8 years experience working as study coordinators in the clinical research field. CPO also has an on-site regulatory and contract specialist.