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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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FedNor investment in research at TBRHRI in Thunder Bay

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT: Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Photo (L-R): Barry Streib, Secretary/Chair, Governance, Board of Directors, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation; Clint Harris, Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute; The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Superior North; Jean Bartkowiak, President and CEO, Thunder Bay Regional Health [...]

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