Myrna Gillis - Wallace McCain Institute

Myrna Gillis

Founder and CEO
Bedford, Nova Scotia

Myrna Gillis, QC is a lawyer, disabilities advocate and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in business. She is the founder and CEO of Aqualitas, the largest licensed producer of cannabis in Nova Scotia, and has lead initiatives in cannabis research, product development, and international import and export.

Under her leadership, Aqualitas has raised $22 million in non-brokered funds in the exempt market, and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in research grants and credits for award-winning technologies and innovations in the cannabis sector. Aqualitas is a woman-led, environmentally sustainable producer, the only Clean Green certified producer in Canada, and will soon be the only Canadian licensed producer that is GMP European ICH compliant with organically grown certification.