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Aventis Pastseur as Canada's--and the world's--largest vaccine company. Former names of Aventis. Their merger as a powerful example of collaboration. The collaborative nature of Canadians. The need to embrace the collaboration among business, government and academia as a means to address and solve the problems and issues we face. How we are already doing so successfully. Some information and background to Aventis Pasteur as a clear example of the speaker's belief in Canada's ability to collaborate for success. An example from Canada's past of an heroic Canadian business achievement involving collaboration in the early 1900s. The founding of Connaught Laboratories. International activities of Aventis Pasteur. Some of the speaker's personal requirements for collaboration, which could also apply to leadership in general, with a brief discussion of each. Concluding remarks about collaborative skills and collaboration.