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Supporting Organizations

The following organizations are considered silver level and bronze level supporting organizations. If you are interested in becoming a supporting organization, we invite you to register here.


Department of Bioethics, Dalhousie University

The Department of Bioethics engages in critical analysis of moral and social issues, and promotes ethical practices and policies in all spheres of health.

University of Toronto - Joint Centre for Bioethics

The JCB was formed in 1995, and since then has been a global leader in bioethics. In 2002, we became the first World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Bioethics (WHO-CC). The Global Network of WHO-CCs for Bioethics now includes 12 bioethics centres world-wide. We are dedicated to anticipating and addressing complex ethical issues of contemporary health systems through bioethics research, education and practice in partnership with other academic and health sector institutions. At the JCB, we put theory into practice for the public’s health.

Nova Scotia Health Ethics Network

NSHEN provides comprehensive healthcare ethics support to the province's district health authorities, the IWK Health Centre and the Department of Health and Wellness. For more information please contact NSHEN's Administrator at or visit our website.

Fraser Health Authority

Fraser Health is one of five regional health authorities in B.C. working together with the Ministry of Health. We are responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.8 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. 




Our Mission "Helping People Live Better." For over 50 years, Extendicare's qualified and experienced staff has been helping people live better through a commitment to quality care and service that includes skilled nursing care, home health care, retirement living, and management and consulting services. We are proud to be at the forefront of senior care across Canada and work closely with government, community agencies, researchers, and our care partners, including families, to address needs, close gaps, solve problems and advance best practices. We employ thousands of people across the country who have made it their career and goal in life to care, and we have made it our priority to make sure they are trained and supported to provide the best care possible. Our National Ethics Services Framework is built on the deliverables of Education, Networking, Organizational Ethics and Consultation Services with ethics leads in all of our homes and across our organization providing ethics support to our stakeholders by our National Ethics Services Team (NEST).

John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre, University of Alberta

The John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre is the only interdisciplinary, academic health ethics centre in Alberta and one of the first in Canada. The Centre is involved in health ethics education, research and community engagement at the University of Alberta. For more information, please visit our website.


Centre for Clinical Ethics - Unity Health Toronto

Our purpose is to provide expert guidance in compassionate and thoughtful ethical decision-making across healthcare.

Health Ethics Alliance (HEA)

The HEA is a multi-partner ethics service providing clinical, organizational and research ethics support to the members of the alliance. Alliance member organizations are supported by Practicing Healthcare Ethicists embedded in or consulting to our partners – thereby creating a community of practice that promotes inter-organizational collaboration and common ethics support.

Institute on Ethics & Policy for Innovation - McMaster University

The Institute on Ethics & Policy for Innovation (IEPI) is focused on identifying and addressing ethical challenges, ethics-related risk, and policy gaps that have the potential to undermine the impact of life-saving technologies and interventions in Global Health and Development. We help researchers, funders, sponsors, policymakers, and other stakeholders in global health navigate through ethical issues that impact work across the innovation lifecycle: discovery, development, delivery and policy & advocacy. 

Trillium Health Partners

Trillium Health Partners (THP) is a large community academic hospital in Mississauga/Toronto, Ontario that encompasses three main sites – Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital, and Queensway Health Centre. THP is situated in one of the most diverse communities in Canada and offers services across the care continuum including long-term, complex and acute care, as well as a variety of community-based programs. THP’s mission is a new kind of health care for a healthier community – an inter-connected system of care that is organized around the patient, both inside the hospital and beyond its walls.

The Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Université de Montréal

The Department of Social and Preventive Medicine (DMSP) in the School of Public Health at the Université de Montréal brings together professors and students in training programs across five areas of excellence: Health promotion, Global Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Bioethics. The Bioethics Program offers a complete training program (undergraduate, masters and doctorate), anchored in the reality of the health services, research and public health environments – and it is a leader in the French-speaking countries. The Bioethics Program hosts the Canadian Journal of Bioethics/Revue Canadienne de Bioéthique, the only bilingual peer-reviewed open access journal in Canada.

Pragmatic Health Ethics Research Unit

The Pragmatic Health Ethics Research Unit is an interdisciplinary research group based at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM). Launched in 2006 under the leadership of Dr. Eric Racine, the Unit pursues the longest tradition of Canadian bioethics established in 1976 at the IRCM.  Inspired by philosophical pragmatism, the Unit develops new theories and concepts as well as advanced methodologies to sustain innovative, participatory, and collaborative responses to ethical problems surfacing in science, medicine, and technology.  It has made pioneering contributions to the field of neuroethics and is active in a vast array of health-related ethics issues related to rare diseases, transition care, medical aid in dying to name a few. It organizes the hybrid and bilingual Montreal Health Ethics Conference Series, an engaging and open forum for dialogue on health and values, and publishes Brainstorm, a health ethics newsletter.

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