Centres of Collaboration
In 2009, the Centre for Interprofessional Education was established as an Extra-Departmental Unit (EDU-C), a strategic partnership between the University of Toronto (UofT) and the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) with the University Health Network (UHN) as lead hospital. As of May 2022, it is known as the Centre for Advancing Collaborative Healthcare & Education (CACHE). Since its inauguration, the Centre has designed and delivered high-quality education activities across health education and health and social care systems. The Centre collaboratively leads the University of Toronto’s Interprofessional Education (IPE) curriculum, partnering with 11 health sciences programs and a practice network including more than 15 Toronto hospitals. It collaborates with local, national, and international partners to advance education, practice, research, systems, and policy toward better work and care for all, offering professional development programs and consultation to support this advancement. In more recent years, the Centre has fortified its research and innovation infrastructure, and is now poised to synergistically lead the way in advancing collaborative healthcare and education for a healthier world.
For more information, please visit the CACHE website at ipe.utoronto.ca
The Wilson Centre is a collaborative partnership between the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, and the University Hospital Network (UHN) that is dedicated to the advancement of healthcare education and practice through research. It fosters the discovery and application of new knowledge, promotes synergies between diverse theoretical perspectives, and serves as a leader in education and research.
For more information, visit the Wilson Centre website at thewilsoncentre.ca
First established in 2002, the Centre for Faculty Development (CFD) is a pioneering collaboration between St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. CFD provides support and promotion of excellence in teaching, research, education and scholarship, and serves as an international leader in the development of health-related professional development programs.
For more information, visit the CFD website at https://centreforfacdev.ca/
The Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) is a partnership between the University of Toronto and 16 affiliated hospital and community healthcare organizations. The JCB studies important ethical, health-related topics through research and clinical activities. It counts more than 180 multidisciplinary professionals, working both nationally and internationally to enhance health care standards.
For more information, visit the JCB website at jointcentreforbioethics.ca.
The Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (C-QuIPS) is a joint partnership between the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine and three of its major teaching hospitals, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, the Hospital for Sick Children (‘SickKids’), and the Women’s College Hospital. The University constituted C-QuIPS as an Extra- Departmental Unit (a so-called ‘EDU’), defined as a flexible, multidisciplinary entity organized around emerging areas of research and teaching that span traditional disciplines.
The Centre provides leadership in patient safety education complemented by research programs and collaborative networks within the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) and the broader healthcare system. The centrepiece of the Centre's educational activity has been the development of a very successful organizational development programs in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety that gives practicing clinicians the skills to develop and implement initiatives in their own settings. The Centre has also provided support for TAHSN hospitals interested in developing new improvement initiatives or evaluating existing ones.
For more information, visit cquips.ca