Resources for Students

Whether you are just starting out on your Healthcare and Life Sciences journey, or you are a seasoned veteran, we hope you find these resources helpful as you navigate the landscape in these exciting fields!

General Resources

European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies supports and promotes evidence-based health policy-making through comprehensive and rigorous analysis of the dynamics of health-care systems in Europe. It engages directly with policy-makers and experts and works in partnership with research centres, governments and international organizations to analyze health systems and policy trends.
North American Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (NAO) is a collaborative partnership of interested researchers, research organizations, governments, and health organizations promoting evidence-informed health system policy decision-making.
Asia Pacific Observatory  The Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (the APO) is a collaborative partnership of interested governments, international agencies, foundations, and researchers that promotes evidence-informed health system policy regionally and in all countries in the Asia Pacific region.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organization that works to shape policies that foster prosperity, equality, opportunity, and well-being for all.
Evidence Network – non-partisan source designed for journalists that provides short briefs on controversial health policy topics.  The site is no longer in operation but still a good source of information.
Healthy Debate – Great newsletter with current ideas/trends in health system policy
Canadian Medical Association Journal – Peer-reviewed general medical journal that publishes original clinical research, commentaries, analyses, and reviews of clinical topics, health news, clinical practice updates and thought-provoking editorials.
The Local – is an independent magazine exploring urban health and social issues in Toronto. We take a data-driven, yet authentically human approach to storytelling on pressing issues facing the city, from poverty and homelessness, to mental health, aging, and food insecurity.
Longwoods – Health Services Publishing, Education & Recruitment.
Drugwatch – A guide to mental illness that covers anxiety, depression, treatments and more.
Aging 2.0 – Strives to accelerate innovation to address the biggest challenges and opportunities in aging. Aging2.0’s international,  volunteer-run chapter network, spans over 100 cities, has hosted more than 700 events around the world.
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.
DMZ – Entrepreneurs-in-residence (EiRs), industry mentors and community champions are on-hand to give expert advice to our startups on sales, revenue growth, design, pitching and more.
Emerging Health Leaders -Provides opportunities to support the development of emerging health leaders through the creation of knowledge exchange networks, educational events, mentoring relationships and informed health care and related discussions.
 University of Toronto Hatchery  – The Entrepreneurship Hatchery at the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at U of T creates start ups and entrepreneurial human capital.
Life Sciences Ontario – LSO is a member-funded, not-for-profit organization advancing Ontario life sciences through advocacy and policy work, educational and networking events, and support services.
MaRS & Entrepreneurship 101 MaRS offers a range of high-value services that help high-growth companies succeed. From advisory services to connections to talent, capital, customers and more, they also provide access to the MaRS ecosystem, a curated community of entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, academics and government partners.
Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO®) – is a not-for-profit, membership based organization engaged in strategy, programming, policy development and advocacy to further the commercialization of Ontario’s human health science companies positioning Ontario as a leader in the international marketplace.  OBIO advances this goal through collaborative partnerships with industry, the investment community, academia, patients and government.
Open Lab at UHN – A variety of local projects tackling challenges in our system, weekly rounds open to everyone
Medtech Canada– National association representing Canada’s innovative medical technology industry.
Digital Health Canada – Member-Supported not-for-profit professional association thtat connects, inspires, and empowers the digital health professionals creating the future of health in Canada..

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