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Ontario’s Leadership in Health Research Confirmed by List of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals

Toronto, November 14, 2019 – The Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) and the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) celebrate the achievement of Ontario’s research hospitals which make up almost half (19/40) of Canada’s Top Research Hospitals according to RE$EARCH Infosource.

Published today, Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals 2019, highlights that Ontario’s hospitals are leaders in health research investment that help define the province as a competitive centre of health research and innovation, both nationally and globally.

“Every day, 20,000 researchers and research staff across Ontario’s research hospitals are working to discover better care, develop cures for disease, and deliver world class treatments. Patients and families from across the province and around the world are benefitting from their pioneering discoveries,” said Julia Hanigsberg, President and CEO of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and CAHO Chair.

The Top 40 list reinforces the vitality of Ontario’s research hospitals, who are consistently fueling the economy. From London, Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Sudbury and Thunder Bay, Ontario research hospitals are drawing investment, creating jobs, commercializing innovations, and driving discovery.

“Collectively, work at Ontario’s research hospitals represents an almost $1.6B investment in health research. This level of job-creating investment allows the province to train and retain home-grown talent, while also attracting the best and brightest international researchers to perform cutting-edge research and treat patients in Ontario” said Anthony Dale, President and CEO of the Ontario Hospital Association.

Ontario research hospitals recognized in Canada’s Top 40 include:

University Health Network
The Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids)
Hamilton Health Sciences
The Ottawa Hospital
London Health Sciences Centre/St.   Joseph’s Health Care London (Jointly)
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Unity Health Toronto
Sinai Health System
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Kingston Health Sciences Centre
Baycrest Health Sciences
Women’s College Hospital
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
The Royal
Health Sciences North
Hôpital Montfort
Bruyère Continuing Care


“The best care starts with the best research. For Ontario families research represents brighter hope for the future for themselves and their loved ones,” said Hanigsberg, “and through continued collaboration with government, industry, foundations and generous philanthropic supporters, the substantial impact of Ontario’s research hospitals can only grow stronger.”


About CAHO

The Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) represents Ontario’s 23 research hospitals that play a unique and vital role in the province’s health care system. Collectively, we provide advanced patient care services, train the next generation of health care professionals, and conduct leading-edge research to discover tomorrow’s care today. On the foundation of this work, we generate the expertise and evidence to drive change as system leaders, building a healthier, wealthier, smarter Ontario. For more information, visit

 About the OHA

The Ontario Hospitals Association (OHA) is the voice of Ontario’s 141 member hospitals. Founded in 1924, the OHA uses advocacy, education and partnerships to build a strong, innovative and sustainable health care system for all Ontarians. For more information, visit



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