Canadian Health System in Ottawa

This course brought together students from Central Michigan University and Texas Woman’s University with Canadian institutions, health providers and experts at various academic levels

In the summer of 2022, we had the honor to lead two groups of American graduate and postgraduate students for a study program about Canada’s health system in Ottawa. This is a faculty-led program that we have collaborated with Central Michigan University and Texas Woman’s University for some years now. We are very glad and excited that we could finally start a new run after two year’s pandemic time.

About this course

This international health course offers opportunities to develop cross-cultural competencies for students with health care experience. The objective of the 5-day program in Ottawa is to provide an overview of health care delivery in Canada focusing on Ontario and local Ottawa institutions. It is divided into four broad themes:

• Federal and Provincial Roles (Health Canada, CIHI, PHAC, Ministry of Health Ontario and Ontario Health)

• Local Health Care Teams (TOH, Sandy Hill CHC, Bruyère and Ottawa Health)

• Special Health Care Situations focused on indigenous Health and Immigrant Health (Indigenous Affairs FNIB, Wabano, Ottawa New Comers Health)

• Challenges and Future Possibilities for the System focused on Health HR and Innovation

Would you like to learn more about this study program? Please inquire us via email at

Topic: Canadian Health System
Visiting from: USA
Participants: 30
When: 2022 August
Duration: 5 days