Alison College’s Healthcare Management and Leadership Program and CCHL Sign Three-Year Strategic Alliance

November 29, 2021

The new partnership agreement serves as an avenue to promote excellence in the health leadership field and provide the students in the program with advanced standing to the Certified Health Executive (CHE) Program.

Alison College has signed a new strategic alliance with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) to increase the leadership capabilities of health care managers in Canada.

Through this agreement, participants in the Healthcare Management and Leadership Program will receive advanced standing to the LEADS in Action Project requirement and a reduced enrollment rate to the Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation, the only certification program for Canadian health leaders. This program offers individual leaders several benefits including support for lifelong learning in health services leadership; assistance with career advancement; peer recognition and serves as an essential career designation.

Brenda Lammi, Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development at CCHL, said: “We are excited about this collaboration with Alison College, who show their commitment to health leadership by committing to have the CHE as a preferred designation for their students. This is the first and only comprehensive diploma of its kind that combines business fundamentals with healthcare leadership skills and knowledge.”

“We are delighted to be entering into this partnership with the Canadian College of Health Leaders. This collaboration with CCHL and Alison College will provide our students with the opportunity to thrive in the Canadian Healthcare Management and Leadership field” said Erica Amery, Dean of Alison College. “Developing the skills, knowledge and attitudes of healthcare leaders through both the CHE and the Healthcare Management and Leadership diploma will prepare students to serve and meet the demands and challenges of the workforce and the community they serve.”

This collaboration will also allow for both organizations to better address the constantly evolving needs of health leaders and align themselves with the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework. This framework is a foundation for Canadian health leadership development and defines the knowledge, skills and attitudes a leader must have to positively contribute to the Canadian health care system.

About Alison College

Established in January 2020, Alison College is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  We acknowledge that we are situated on in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot Confederacy) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. We will also have campuses in British Columbia and Ontario.

At Alison College our students explore innovative trends and practices while acquiring the skills and knowledge relevant to current and future industry needs. Our tailored programs of studies enable our graduates to equip them with unique learning experience and intensive training throughout the program to become in-demand job candidates. We aim to provide both domestic and international students with hands on learning, an excellent study environment, small class sizes and high-quality education taught by our qualified instructors.

This Healthcare Management and Leadership Diploma program is the first and only comprehensive diploma of its kind. Our program combines business fundamentals with healthcare leadership skills and knowledge, preparing students for the health care positions, covering comprehensive specialized leadership areas of focus, in an integrated and interactive learning environment.

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About the College

The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) is a national, member-driven, non-profit association. The College strives to provide the leadership development, tools, knowledge and networks that members need to become high impact leaders in Canadian healthcare.

Through LEADS, the CHE designation, credentialing, training, conferences, mentoring and a nationwide careers network, we support health leaders in every sector and region, from every professional background and at any stage of their career.

Located in Ottawa, the College collaborates with 20 chapters across the country and engages with its 4,000 members and 80 corporate members to promote lifelong learning and professional development while recognizing leadership excellence.

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Media Enquiries

Brenda Lammi
Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development
1-800-363-9056 ext. 215