London Health Sciences Centre and CCHL Agree to Three-Year Strategic Alliance

September 23, 2020

New partnership agreement serves as an avenue to promote excellence in the health leadership field

London / Ottawa, ON – September 2020 – London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) has agreed to a strategic alliance with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) to increase the leadership capabilities of health care managers in Canada.

Through this agreement, LHSC has the potential to provide eligible members and LHSC employees a means of satisfying a number of CCHL requirements for the Certified Health Executive (CHE), the only certification program for all 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 also serves as an essential career designation.

Brenda Lammi, Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development at the CCHL, said: “The CCHL is thrilled to have entered into the Employer Agreement with London Health Sciences Centre. This agreement represents a dedication and commitment by the London Health Sciences Centre to lifelong learning and development of its’ leaders, at all levels of the organization.”

Murray Doucette, Vice President, People and Culture, LHSC said: “We are delighted to be entering into this strategic alliance with CCHL. It supports our commitment to strengthening the development of our leaders and is aligned with our mission of ‘working together to shape the future of health’. We look forward to making great things happen together!

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 the Canadian College of Health Leaders

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 3,700 members and 70 corporate members to promote lifelong learning and professional development while recognizing leadership excellence.

About the London Health Sciences Centre

London Health Sciences Centre has been at the forefront of medicine in Canada for 145 years and offers the broadest range of specialized clinical services in Ontario. Building on the traditions of its founding hospitals to provide compassionate care in an academic teaching setting, London Health Sciences Centre is home to Children’s Hospital, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital, the Kidney Care Centre, two family medical centres, and two research institutes – Children’s Health Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute. As a leader in medical discovery and health research, London Health Sciences Centre has a history of over 70 international and national firsts and attracts top clinicians and researchers from around the world. As a regional referral centre, London Health Sciences Centre cares for the most medically complex patients including critically injured adults and children in southwestern Ontario and beyond. The hospital’s nearly 15,000 staff, physicians, students and volunteers provide care for more than one million patient visits a year. For more information visit

Media Enquiries

Canadian College of Health Leaders
Brenda Lammi 
Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development 
1-800-363-9056 ext. 215