SIMadvocate Program

SIMadvocate Membership

Engage with Canada’s simulation community as we build a new national network!
Contribute to the impact of simulation across Canada and advance your own professional development!

Join now! Join now! (Students)

SIM-one and the Canadian Network for Simulation in Healthcare are integrating to build an integrated, interprofessional and cross-sector network to support and advance the many ways simulation is enhancing education, patient safety and quality of care.

This is an exciting time to be a part of Canada’s simulation community. Join us now to engage with our community, access superb discounts and benefits, and contribute to the advancement of simulation across Canada and beyond!

Value

Our SIMadvocate membership program is how individual simulationists - leaders, educators, researchers, managers and technicians - engage with us and our nation-wide community.

Community: Full access to all resources and information on our website. Take part in our online communities of practice and our special interest groups to contribute to the advancement and improvement of simulation, to connect with collaborators and to learn from others.

Professional development & recognition: Stay up-to-date with best practices and further improve your skills through our exclusive SIMadvocate newsletter (with special community and emerging research updates), courses, and mentorship. Highlight your specialized role in education and quality improvement through membership and our simulationist certificate programs. Plus, our webinars are free for SIMadvocates.

Research: Advice and feedback on your grant applications, plus our support as a knowledge translation partner.

Scholarship & knowledge dissemination: Free peer-review of one resource submitted to SIM Scenario Exchange™ and announcements of your research/development through our channels.

Advice & networking: Access to the SIM-one team, community, and other simulation networks; including simulation, research and education experts. We become your point of contact for any simulation ideas or questions. And connect globally through our affiliations with the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and others.

Advocacy: Join our advocacy to government and national- and provincial-level stakeholders for investment in simulation to advance education, patient safety and quality improvement.

Discounts: Priority access to and discounts on our events, courses, certificate programs and more.

Eligibility

Simulationists – educators, managers, technicians, leaders and researchers – from around the world can join, participate in, and benefit from our community and services.

Specific Discounts

Benefit Discount Example savings
SIM Expo registration 10% 1 registration = $40
Forum or other major event registration 10% 1 registration = $15
SIM-one courses & workshops 10% Take 1 course = $110
Simulationist certificate programs 10% Complete certificate over 3 years = $50
SSH membership discount US$25 Membership discount = $32
Webinar registration & archive 100% 4 webinars = $120
Peer review of 1 SIM Scenario Exchange contribution 100% 1 submission = $100
Total savings:   $467

Fee

Standard rate: $95/year (+HST)

Student rate*: $25/year (+HST)

*To be eligible for the student rate you must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or certificate/diploma program

If you work at a member organization

Institutions that become an Organizational Member can appoint five of their employees as SIMadvocates, in addition to many organization-level benefits. If your organization provides for individuals to attend our events or courses, encourage them to become an Organizational Member for discounts and access to all of our services.

It's good to be part of the network!

“I would like to thank the SIM-one staff and faculty for an excellent course. Although I have been involved in simulation in one form or another for many years, this course has opened my eyes to the knowledge, science and potential of simulation. I am currently transitioning to a leadership role in my program and will take the skills I have learned here and apply them to my future educational and professional endeavours,” – Curtis Farrell, professor, paramedic and advanced care paramedic, Algonquin College (student of Simulation Research Primer course)

“The 2015 SIM Expo was the best one yet. There were so many innovative and creative ideas shared at the plenary and throughout all of the sessions. I was left feeling renewed and inspired to go back to work and integrate more simulation into our curriculum and continue with my sim research.” (Karyn Taplay, assistant professor, department of nursing, Brock University)

Join now! Join now! (Students)