Archived - Health System Impact Fellowships (for doctoral trainees and post-doctoral fellows) – Profiles of Host Partner Organizations

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The Health System Impact Fellowship (HSIF) program is founded on partnerships with health system and related organizations (e.g., public, not-for-profit, private for-profit organizations) that are committed to the program objectives, including providing enriching, stimulating and impact-oriented experiential learning opportunities for PhD trainees and/or post-doctoral fellows that accelerate their professional growth and career readiness and advance the organization’s impact goals regarding health system improvement.

Brief profiles of the organizations that have expressed interest to CIHR-IHSPR in hosting an HSI Fellow (PhD trainee and/or post-doctoral fellow) are provided below. Note: profiles are posted unedited and in the language submitted.

Applicants are invited to review these profiles and submit expressions of interest (EOI) to organizations. Note: applicants may pursue experiential learning opportunities with profiled organizations and/or organizations that are not profiled but that meet the definition of “health system and related organization” as defined in the funding opportunity.

Instructions and actions

  1. Step 1: Explore potential host partner organizations and submit expressions of interest: Interested applicants are encouraged to review the host partner organization profiles and submit an EOI to organizations of interest. Multiple EOIs are permitted, however applicants must ultimately confirm one host partner organization and submit a CIHR application with that organization. Tip: Do this early. Do not leave it to the last minute. It takes time to build a meaningful partnership and to then co-develop a CIHR application. Host partner organizations will accept EOIs and make commitments on an ongoing basis, so reach out early on.
  2. Step 2: Expression of interest requirements: The EOI must be sent by email (see the contact details in the host partner organization’s profile) and must include, in addition to a general introduction and purpose statement, the applicant’s CV (professional CV, not Common CV) and half page “Relevant Accomplishments and Abilities” component of the HSIF application. Organizations will use these documents for initial screening. Organizations may request additional information from the applicant (e.g., Common CV, writing sample). Tip: Tailor your EOIs to each organization. Clearly specify why you are interested in a particular organization and the added value you believe you can bring to the organization’s impact goals.
  3. Step 3: Meet with organizations: Organizations will respond to all EOIs received and invite the candidate(s) of potential interest for a meeting (or multiple meetings) to discuss interests and ideas and explore fit (i.e., by phone, web or in-person). Organizations will conduct an internal assessment and selection process. Candidates, similarly, may meet with multiple organizations and conduct their own assessment and selection of the optimal host partner organization for their personal career goals and interests.
  4. Step 4: Confirm partnership and develop application: When a mutual fit is confirmed between a candidate and an organization, an email between the two will officially verify the partnership. The candidate and host partner organization will, at this stage, co-develop the CIHR application. Tip: Review the funding opportunity Evaluation Criteria and How to Apply sections in detail. The funding opportunity is the official resources for application details and requirements.


The information is provided in the language in which it was submitted by the respondent.

Host partner organizations: Profiles

Name of organization Province/ Territory Expression of interest eligibility: doctoral trainee, post-doctoral fellow, both Additional information
Institut national d'excellence en santé et en services sociaux (INESSS) QC Both INESSS profile
Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network ON Both Toronto Central LHIN profile
Nourish: The Future of Food in Health Care QC Both Nourish profile
Pallium Canada ON Both PC profile
Choosing Wisely Canada ON Doctoral trainee CWC profile
Health Canada ON Post-doctoral Health Canada profile
BC Centre for Disease Control BC Both BCCDC profile
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer ON Both CPAC profile
Wellesley Institute ON Post-doctoral Wellesley Institute profile
Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region SK Doctoral trainee Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region profile
Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) ON Both CIHI profile
Health Quality Council (HQC), Saskatchewan SK Both HQC profile
Nova Scotia Health Authority NS Doctoral trainee NSHA profile
First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) BC Both FNHA profile
AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub: Advancing Policies and Practices in Aging and Technology (APPTA) NB Both APPTA profile
Dignitas International ON Both DI profile
Institute of Health Economics – Office of the CEO AB Post-doctoral IHE profile
Ministry of Health, Partnerships and Innovation Division BC Both MHPID profile
Saskatchewan Cancer Agency SK Post-doctoral SCA profile
Vancouver Coastal Health BC Both VCH profile
Fraser Health Authority BC Both FHA profile
Deloitte ON Both Deloitte profile
Department of Health and Community Services, NL NL Both DHCS profile
Public Health Agency of Canada: National Microbiology Laboratory MB, ON, QC Both PHAC profile
Women’s College Hospital institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) ON Both WIHV profile
York Care Centre, Research Department NB Both YCC profile
Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care ON Both WCMHC profile
Interior Health Authority – Research Department BC Both IHA profile
Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health) BC Both VIHA profile
Continuing Care Branch, Health Service Delivery Division, Alberta Health, Government of Alberta AB Both CCB profile
Ottawa Public Health ON Post-doctoral OPH profile
Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) AB, ON Both CPSI profile
PROCURE Alliance, The PROCURE Biobank, Quebec Prostate Cancer, not-for-profit organization QC Doctoral PROCURE profile
Public Health Ontario ON Both PHO profile
Correctional Service of Canada, Mental Health Branch ON Both CSC profile
Saint Elizabeth Research Centre ON Both SERC profile
Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) ON Both LHIN profile
Amaris Consulting, Inc., Health Economics & Market Access (HEMA) Department ON Both AC profile
College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) ON Post-doctoral CFPC profile
BC Patient Safety & Quality Council BC Both BCPSQC profile
Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Estrie – Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS) QC Post-doctoral CIUSSS profile
Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) AB Both HQCA profile
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