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About Us

The Centre for Interprofessional Education (IPE) was founded in 2009 in partnership between the University of Toronto, the University Health Network (UHN) and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (now a part of UHN) to build the capacity for collaboration and interprofessional care among healthcare learners and practitioners.  The ultimate goal is to prepare healthcare providers with the skills and capacity to transform healthcare through collaborative practice, recognizing that a sustainable, innovative health system, effective health promotion, and good patient outcomes require the full, creative participation of all healthcare providers. 

With a central role of developing, delivering and disseminating interprofessional education programs and resources, the Centre recognizes that learning how to practice interprofessional care requires undergrad and post-graduate education to be fully integrated with professional development, community engagement and research, scholarship and innovation.  From its inception, the Centre focused uniquely on the continuum of learning, encompassing undergrad, postgraduate and continuing education, emphasizing the interface between education and practice, simultaneously developing the interprofessional capacity of learners and catalyzing change in the practice environment.

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In health care, collaboration makes a world of difference. New discoveries, high-quality care, and compassionate experiences rely on strong collaboration, teamwork, and system integration. Teams must include: patient and family voices, students as leaders, and thriving health care providers and staff. Healthy teams are built through effective education and bolstered by well-designed systems. Our Centre is transforming care through collaboration across 11 health sciences programs, 15 hospitals, and a world of education, care, and research partners. Your generous donation will help us recognize the important contributions of patient and family partners in education, create collaborative student leadership opportunities, and reinvigorate depleted teams as they recover from the pandemic and prepare to excel into the future. Your donation is an investment in our collective future: working together for a healthier world.