UBC’s MHA Program and CCHL Renew Three-Year Strategic Alliance and LEADS Certification

January 6, 2023

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

The University of British Columbia’s Master of Health Administration (MHA) program has renewed its strategic alliance and LEADS certification with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) to increase the leadership capabilities of health care managers in Canada.

The UBC MHA program is unique, being one of only two academic programs within Canada meeting all the Certified Health Executive (CHE) Program requirements. The CHE is 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 renewed collaboration with UBC’s MHA program who show their commitment to health leadership by committing to incorporating the LEADS framework into their curriculum and having the CHE as a preferred designation for their students.”

UBC MHA Director, Dr. Nick Bansback, said: “The MHA program has become one of the most respected health leadership programs in the country, and our collaboration with CCHL and integration of the LEADS framework has been a critical path to this success”.

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
University of British Columbia’s Master of Health Administration (MHA) program
The MHA is a 24-month professional program for clinicians, managers and researchers who are seeking solutions to today’s complex health delivery issues. Combining health systems, policies and management, our unique curriculum offers the educational and professional foundations required for leadership in health care. Our weekend modular format allows you to study while continuing to build your career. With our compressed format, you attend class every 3-4 weeks.  Classes are held at UBC’s Robson Square campus located in downtown Vancouver. 

For more information about the University of British Columbia’s Master of Health Administration (MHA) program, visit

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