Help lead the evolution of this new network and get exclusive access to services, discounts, benefits, and special offers!
SIM-one and the Canadian Network for Simulation in Healthcare have completed their integration to form an integrated, interprofessional and cross-sector network to support and advance the many ways simulation is enhancing education, patient safety and quality of care.
Since 2010, we have reached incredible milestones to advance and support simulation.
Building upon our established successes, Simulation Canada will support the advancement and sustainability of simulation for its members. We will unite the simulation community across Canada to foster research, knowledge sharing, resource exchange, innovation, and collaboration. And we will advocate nationally for the advancement of simulation’s role in healthcare.
This is an exciting time to be a part of Canada’s simulation community. Join us now to take advantage of superb discounts and benefits, while contributing to the advancement of healthcare simulation across the globe!
Our members are the backbone of the network, and are Canada's leaders in the adoption and integration of simulation to improve their education, safety and quality. Join us for exclusive access to discounts, services, benefits and special offers!
Advocacy: Power our advocacy to government and national- and provincial-level stakeholders for investment in simulation to advance education, patient safety and quality improvement. Our work in the past few years has resulted in multiple millions of dollars invested into simulation.
Simulation capacity & quality: Build your capacity to create and deliver effective simulations through simulationist training (educators, technicians, managers, and researchers) and access to resources. Member organizations may also apply to have a simulationist trained as a Master Facilitator, so they can organize and lead on-site Simulation Canada courses for your faculty/staff and be opened to others as a revenue stream for you.
Networking & collaboration: Connect your organization with other community members for research, innovation, sharing and knowledge exchange. We become your point of contact for any questions or ideas related to simulation, and can assist you directly - or find other experts in our community who can. And connect globally through our affiliations with the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and others.
Sustainability: Improve the sustainability of your SIM program through cost reductions on equipment purchasing and maintenance, advice on the most cost-effective SIM solutions, and access to shared resources, such as gently used equipment for sale and peer-reviewed scenarios.
Research & development: We can provide advice and feedback on grant applications, plus act as a knowledge translation partner. Connect to potential collaborators for multi-site or industry-partnered research through our network.
Recognition: Position your organization as a leader in the simulation community across Canada and beyond, reflecting your commitment to the leading edge of positively disrupting education and quality improvement strategies.
Discounts: Priority access to and discounts on our events, courses, certificate programs and more.
Additionally, Organizational Members who meet our Voting Membership Regulations lead the strategic direction and governance of the network. Voting Members appoint a voting representative to vote on special resolutions at our Annual General meeting and elect our Board of Directors. Read more about the Roles & Responsibilities of Voting Members & FAQ.
Organizational membership is open to all publicly-funded colleges, universities, hospitals and other healthcare delivery agencies in Canada, as well as other non-profit organizations that have complementary missions.
Other non-profits or informal networks that focus on advancing and supporting simulation are likely better suited to form an affiliation with us.
Discounts apply to the organization itself or to paid employees of the organization.
|"SIMadvocate" membership and full website access for up to 5 employees||100%||5 staff = $475|
|Additional SIMadvocates||20%||5 additional = $95|
|SIM Expo registration||25%||Send 5 staff = $550|
|Forum or other major event registration||15%||Send 2 staff = $45|
|Simulation Canada courses & workshops||10%||Enrol 2 staff in courses = $220|
|Simulationist certificate programs||10%||Enrol 1 staff in certificate program = $350|
|Custom training at your site||10%||Varies|
|Discount on SSH memberships||US$25||3 SSH memberships = $100|
|Webinar registration & archive||100%||2 staff x 4 webinars = $240|
|Discount on iRIS Sim Scenario Authoring Platform license||$1,000||$1,000|
|Collaborative equipment purchasing||5-20%||Purchase of $10k every 3 years = $330|
*Must have participated in the SPECS inventory program; one report per year on request
$1,500/year (+ applicable taxes)
Our Membership year is October 1st to September 30th. For organizations that join part-way through the membership year, a pro-rated fee will apply, to a minimum of $375.
For larger organizations with multiple faculties, departments or units, there are two approaches to membership. Which option makes the most sense depends largely on the structure, size and culture of your organization.
- Multiple Organizational Memberships. This option is best suited for organizations when the departments largely operate independently. Each department will receive all benefits of Organizational Membership, including 1 voting representative each. Discounts will apply at the department level, that is, to employees of the department/unit whose budget pays for the membership.
- One Organizational Membership + additional SIMadvocates. This option is best suited for organizations where there is a centralized link/program among all staff who work in simulation, even if they are in different faculties or departments. All employees of the organization receive a 20% discount on their SIMadvocate fee, allowing the organization to extend benefits and discounts to many more staff.
Real Value for Members
"We participate because we see the huge value and potential that simulation has for improving patient safety in this country and beyond. We want to learn from Canadian and other world leaders about the benefits and challenges, and contribute to the patient safety issues that could most benefit from simulation-based education." (Chris Power, CEO, Canadian Patient Safety Institute)
"For George Brown College, there was no question about the benefits of joining. Simulation is becoming increasingly important and impactful in the education we provide. Through their government advocacy, Simulation Canada has achieved substantial investments in colleges’ simulation programs, including ours. Their courses and certificate programs have helped us create highly skilled simulationists to ensure our students have highly effective learning experiences. It is a privilege to be a part of Simulation Canada and – for a small membership fee – receive significant advantages such as discounts on education offerings and resources." (Cory Ross, Dean, Community Services and Health Sciences, George Brown College)
"Being a member of Simulation Canada is critical to supporting the voice and actions of Canada’s health care simulation network. Their advocacy with government, educational resources, conferences and networking opportunities all strengthen our programs for customers. For a small membership fee, Simulation Canada offers so much – every simulation centre should join to support their work." (Phil Hunt, Business Director, Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics (CSTAR))
We are honoured to have the following organizations as official members:
Alberta HealthServices, eSIM Provincial Simulation Program
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
Canadian Patient Safety Institute
Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)
Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau Brunswick
Collège La Cité
George Brown College
Halton Healthcare Services
John Abbott College
London Health Sciences Centre
Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology
McGill University, Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning
Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences
Mount Royal University, Simulation Learning Centre/School of Nursing and Midwifery/Faculty of Health, Community and Education
NorQuest College, Faculty of Health and Community Studies
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, School of Health and Life Sciences
Ornge Transport Medicine
PACC Career Centre, Health
Paramedic Association of Prince Edward Island (PAPEI)
Queen's University, Clinical Simulation Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences
Saskatchewan Health Authority - Dilawri Simulation Centre
Seneca College, School of Health Sciences
Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS)
Sinai Health System
St. Lawrence College
St. Francis Xavier University, Rankin School of Nursing
The Hospital for Sick Children, Learning Institute
University Health Network, Department of Anesthesia
University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Alberta, Health Sciences Education and Research Commons
University of Calgary, Department of Medicine-Education
University of Manitoba, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Toronto, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Clinical Education - Regional Simulation Program
Western University, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry