Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management and CCHL Agree to Three-Year Strategic Alliance

July 27, 2020

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

Toronto / Ottawa, ON – July 2020 – The Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management, Master of Health Administration (Community Care), MHA (CC), has entered into 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, students in the Master of Health Administration (Community Care) (MHA-CC) program will work towards obtaining their Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation, 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: “We are excited about this collaboration with Ryerson University, who show their commitment to health leadership by committing to have the CHE as a preferred designation for their students.”

MHA (CC) Program Director Jim Tiessen said: “We are both privileged and proud to be entering into this alliance. It offers terrific opportunities for our students to develop the skills needed to lead changes in the community care sector and build their careers”.

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 Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management Master of Health Administration (Community Care) Program

The Master of Health Administration (Community Care) is the first Canadian graduate degree in this dynamic and growing sector. With the increasing importance of community care across healthcare systems, this program addresses the critical need for leaders who know how to negotiate and manage care delivery across networks of provider organizations to a range of clients and families. This program builds on Ryerson’s expertise in providing career-focused programs and experiential learning opportunities as numerous health care organizations have partnered with the program in the design and delivery of this innovative curriculum. 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  

Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
Nadine Habib
Media Relations and Content Specialist