OutCare Foundation Leadership

Ken Cochrane


Ken-CochraneKen J. Cochrane is Managing Partner of SSG Southside Solutions Group Inc, advising and coaching clients on strategies to transform their businesses and how emerging technology can support them in this journey. Ken is a former Partner with KPMG where he led IT Advisory Services for the Ottawa Region. Prior to KPMG, he was Chief Information Officer for the Government of Canada and the Canada Customs & Revenue Agency, and Vice-President and Chief Information Officer for Metropolitan Life Insurance.

Through a number of personal experiences, Ken has been exposed to the need for, and value of, palliative care services for patients and their families as they take the journey together towards end-of-life. He joined the OutCare Foundation in 2010 to help raise awareness of these important services and the meaningful contributions they make to maintaining patient dignity and to providing a sense of comfort to families who are increasingly facing these situations as life expectancy continues to extend.

Ken has served as member of the Conference Board of Canada, IT Insights Council, and of the Advisory Committee for Information Technology, Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation (OLG), as well as Chair of the Conference Board of Canada, Council of Chief Information Officers, and of the GTEC (2007 & 2008). He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Political Science) from Carleton University and a Certificate in Information Technology from Algonquin College.

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Did You Know?

An estimated 90% of us will need palliative care.

Only an estimated 30% of those who need palliative care can access it.

Most of us wish to die in home yet at least 50% of deaths still occur in hospitals.