University of Toronto’s Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and CCHL Renew Three-Year Strategic Alliance and LEADS Certification

December 13, 2022

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

Ottawa – December 2022, The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing (Bloomberg Nursing) at the University of Toronto, 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.

Through this agreement, participants in the Master of Nursing – Health Systems Leadership and Administration (MN – HSLA) program can work towards obtaining their 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 renewed collaboration with Bloomberg Nursing’s Master of Nursing Program as it shows 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.”

“Bloomberg Nursing has a legacy of educating and developing nurse leaders who respond to the shifting landscape of healthcare in Canada. Now more than ever, the healthcare sector needs effective, dynamic leadership who will participate in the transformation and improvement of our healthcare system. Our continued collaboration with CCHL strengthens our ability to meet the ongoing need for the development of health leaders,” says Linda Johnston, Dean and Professor at Bloomberg Nursing.

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 Toronto, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing Master of Nursing Program 

The Master of Nursing – Health Systems Leadership and Administration (MN-HSLA) program is designed to provide students with knowledge, skills and competencies required as advanced practice nurses. In this two-year program, aspiring nurse leaders are introduced to a range of theoretical and practical content and experiences to prepare them to navigate the complexities that characterize the health care system and its leadership demands. The MN-HSLA field of study is offered in a hybrid learning format including online and required on-campus in-class learning, as well as practicum placements with established nurse leaders across different healthcare sectors to contextualize learning and support mastery. The program is designed to prepare nurses for formal leadership roles in healthcare systems in Canada and internationally. Graduates are prepared for careers in health care administration, health policy, professional practice leadership, and other related roles.

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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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Media Enquiries

Rebecca Biason, MA
Communications Lead
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
University of Toronto

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