Canadian Bioethics Society
Société canadienne de bioéthique
Strengthening Interdisciplinary and inter-professional networks to pursue excellence in bioethics education, research and policy
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.
SILVER LEVEL SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS
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 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.
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.
Humber River Hospital (HRH) is North America’s first fully digital hospital and was built on the principles of ‘Lean, Green and Digital.’ Serving more than 850,000 people in northwest Toronto, the hospital measures 1.8 million square-feet, making it the largest acute care centre in the Greater Toronto Area. HRH serves a catchment area of more than 850,000 people, and is home to over 4,000 employees, 700 physicians and 500 volunteers. Our mission is to deliver innovative, safe and compassionate care in our community, thereby lighting new ways in healthcare.
BRONZE LEVEL SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS
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.
Hamilton Health Sciences - Ethics Consultation Service
At Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), ethical values are part of everyday decisions about medicine and the way care is provided to you. This means that we care about your healthcare goals, preferences, and the values that matter most to you in your life. We are committed to helping you make the best choices for you and your loved ones, and to stopping to discuss the options that are available to you.
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.
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.
Alberta Health Services (AHS) is proud to be part of Canada’s first and largest provincewide, integrated health system, responsible for delivering health services to more than 4.4 million people living in Alberta. Programs and services are offered at more than 900 facilities throughout the province, including hospitals, clinics, continuing care facilities, cancer centres, mental health facilities and community health sites. The AHS Clinical Ethics Service supports clinicians, administrators, patients and families with a wide range of ethical challenges that arise in health care.