In alignment with our strategic plan's aspiration of Inspiring, we are committed to co-creating and shaping innovations so that collaboration will be driven by design and embedded in innovative tools and technologies. CACHE is involved in leading, partnering, and supporting varied projects, informing innovations in practice, policy, and technology to inspire and enable collaborative healthcare and education, and share some examples below.

Scholar-in-Residence Exchange Program

To enhance collaborative healthcare and education activities through knowledge integration and mobilization, the Centre has partnered with the ExCEL Lab to pilot a new Scholar-in-Residence Exchange Program. The Exchange is between a Centre member and Lab member to support the application of education science concepts and approaches to the Centre’s pedagogies and embed a collaborative healthcare and education lens in the Lab’s research. This initiative structurally supports bidirectional knowledge mobilization, networking, and community building across disciplines and professions. To read about our announcement of the first CACHE Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Kristina Lisk, click here. 


An example of innovation is Student-Led Environments to Deliver Virtual Autism Supports for Wait-times (SLED-VAST), supported by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) Ontario Autism Program (OAP) Workforce Capacity Fund - Innovation Stream.


Collaborative Advocacy & Partnered Education (CAPE) represents a partnership with The Institute for Education Research (TIER) at UHN, with the explicit purpose of engaging with communities and key members of healthcare teams (e.g. personal support workers), to collaboratively advocate and co-create education toward social change within healthcare.

Team Primary Care (TPC)

CACHE is a key partner in Team Primary Care: Training for Transformationa federal grant that aims to accelerate transformative change in the way primary care practitioners train to work together.