Centre for Health Care Ethics

The Centre for Health Care Ethics (CHCE) has a mission to foster high quality ethical health care through research, education, and capacity building. It is our vision and purpose to fully support people in Northwestern Ontario to make ethical decisions in health care. For over 20 years, the CHCE has provided forums for interdisciplinary dialogue and exchange of evidence-informed information between educators, students, members of various health care professions, researchers, administrators/senior leadership, and members of the public. The Centre’s activities are supported by its membership of ethics champions from academic and clinical organizations in Thunder Bay and the Northwestern Ontario region. The CHCE serves as a hub for information, education, and collaboration. We are proud to host a shared bioethicist and actively engage with local, regional, provincial, national, and international ethics communities. As a proud bioethics unit with UNESCO’s International Network of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa), the CHCE contributes to conversations in ethics across the globe.