Vision and Values

CAHO’s Vision, Mission and Values

Vision: Ontario’s research hospitals are making the province healthier, wealthier and smarter.

Mission: The CAHO community harnesses our collective research and innovation strengths to advance world-leading patient care, a high-quality health care system and a knowledge-based economy.


Collaboration: CAHO believes in working collectively as a community and in partnership with others to affect transformational change and build a strong health research enterprise in Ontario.

Leadership: Our member hospitals are home to world-class researchers and leaders. Working together in new and innovative ways, CAHO takes a leadership role in finding solutions to the pressures facing health care in Ontario.

Discovery: CAHO’s research hospitals undertake cutting-edge discoveries that add to a growing global body of knowledge; pave the way for the next generation of scientists and researchers; and contribute to improved patient outcomes, care and quality of life.

Innovation: As the creators and early adopters of health research and innovation, the contribution of Ontario’s research hospitals to the health care system is profound. Our hospitals pursue the accelerated implementation of health research evidence into practice to improve quality of care.

Excellence: In all that it strives to do, CAHO believes that all activities should lead to positive outcomes and drive quality improvement.