Discover real stories featuring researchers and patients discussing the practical benefits of health research to Ontarians like you.

The Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) represents Ontario’s 24 research hospitals that play a unique and vital role in the province’s health care system. CAHO hospitals are leaders in the system, and collectively we make Ontario healthier, wealthier and smarter.


Ontarians want their families and the people they love the most to live longer and to live better.  Health research makes Ontario healthier through the discovery of better care, cures and treatments for the most pressing challenges ‒ discovered here, tested here, and delivered here.

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Ontarians want more value for their health care dollar. Research conducted in Ontario’s research hospitals finds new methods of delivering more efficient patient care, but also generates economic benefits. Every dollar spent on hospital research generates nearly three dollars of economic output and supports 41,000 jobs.

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Ontario’s research hospitals attract the best and brightest researchers and scientists from across the globe. These hospitals are home to more than 18,000 researchers and research staff. For Ontarians and patients in the health care system, this makes the system work smarter.

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RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT: Institut de recherche de l’Hôpital Montfort

(Version française originale ci-dessous) Under the theme “Body and Mind”, the Institut de recherche de l’Hôpital Montfort (IRHM) takes an integrated approach to physical and mental health. The IRHM’s mission is to improve public health, especially among Francophone communities, by conducting collaborative research programs on the health care and service needs of patients and participants [...]

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    @HDHKingston joins @KGHConnect to present the NaviKnife at annual @CAHOhospitals Health Research Showcase Dec.6… https://t.co/nW8a0MsKdg
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    Excited to hear about health care research in Ontario’s 24 research hospitals. Check out the live Tweet Dec. 6 7:30-9:30am. #onHWS #ygk
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