CCHL and Emerging Health Leaders (EHL) agree to a new partnership to support aspiring leaders

February 27, 2023

The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) and Emerging Health Leaders (EHL) have agreed to a new partnership to expand healthcare leaders’ capabilities in Canada and create a community of aspiring health leaders.

“With the belief that better leadership leads to the best care, both organisations are committed to developing a strong local presence and national programming” said Alain Doucet, CEO of CCHL. “Connecting aspiring and experienced leaders across the health continuum will also help create a path for health leadership succession in Canada.”

“We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with CCHL by further developing our relationship. Effective Leadership is more important than ever in today’s healthcare climate and EHL and CCHL further collaborating helps us all to step into 21st Century Leadership” said Doran Walker, Co-Chair of Emerging Health Leaders.

Local EHL Nodes and CCHL Chapter Executive teams are strengthening their relationships and developing collaborative sessions that meet the needs of health leaders at all stages of their careers. Local offerings such as speed mentoring, networking and educational sessions will increase member value across both organizations. 

EHL Members in good standing will be offered the opportunity to join CCHL through the standard 4-year graduated entry fee structure and receive coupons to be used during the two initial years of membership towards one of the Colleges conferences or LEADS development courses. EHL Members in good standing will also be provided with preferred pricing to certain Chapter and National CCHL events.

The partnership will take effect on February 27, 2023. Existing and incoming EHL members will receive an email providing them their EHL membership number.

Save the Date

The College will be hosting it’s first national, virtual speed mentoring event on April 26th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time. A previous CCHL Mentorship Award winner will speak to the impact that mentorship has had on their career, followed by speed group mentoring. We are inviting self-identified mid-careerists to act as mentors. Registration will be opening shortly!

Aspiring health leaders’ community on the CCHL Circle

The College is launching a new community to support aspiring health leaders! We invite all self identified up-and-coming leaders to join a community of your peers and experience resources and programming tailored to your diverse needs. Join the College and activate your Circle account to have access to the community as well as career support resources, the national mentorship program, and the opportunity to connect with leaders from across the country.

Become a CCHL Member

About EHL

Emerging Health Leaders (EHL) is a not-for-profit organization that offers affordable access to networking opportunities nationwide.

It is a network developed for new health professionals, by new health professionals. We have active nodes in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Hamilton, and Toronto.

Through mentorship and educational events, Emerging Health Leaders provides a forum for open, collaborative, and constructive dialogue on timely national health issues. EHL targets young health leaders from a cross-section of health employers in the public, private, and not-for-profit sector.

Members of EHL meet to share workplace experiences and perspectives, discuss recent health system publications, communicate forthcoming events — including seminars, workshops and conferences — as well as engage in rich discussions on a host of political and health related issues.

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Save the Date – EHL Mentorship Events


  • Conversations on Change Management (Online Event) – end of March
  • Speed Mentorship Event (In-person) – May


  • In-person Social – Summer


  • Mentorship midpoint check-in (in-person) – end of April

About the College

The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL), a national member-driven non-profit association, is the connected community that develops, supports, and inspires health leaders across Canada. 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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