Industry Collaborator Program

Engage with Canada’s simulation community as we expand our national network and the use of simulation in the education and care delivery sectors!

Associate your brand with the evolution of simulation in Canada, plus access exclusive services and benefits!

Simulation Canada is our national, interprofessional, intersectoral simulation network. We power the advancement and sustainability of simulation in Canada, and expand the use, scope and quality of simulation nationally.

Since 2010, we have reached incredible milestones: secured government investments in simulation, built relationships with key stakeholders (accrediting bodies, professional associations, quality/safety institutions, government, and more), helped secure millions of dollars in grant funding, created a community of passionate simulationists, established the nationally-recognized Keystones Certificate in Healthcare Simulation, hosted Canada’s premier annual simulation conferences, and launched unique global online resources to support simulationists and foster collaboration.

Current Industry Collaborators

We are honoured to have these leading companies as our Industry Collaborators.

Spectrum Nasco
Gaumard Healthcare
Pocket Nurse International


Industry is an important and collaborative part of the simulation community in Canada. The Industry Collaborator program brings mutual benefit: companies join our network to help support our evolution, while advancing their brand recognition and customer engagement as we expand the simulation ecosystem.

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 decade has resulted in multiple millions of dollars invested into simulation.

Relationships: Strengthen your relationships within the simulation community by connecting your business with other members for innovation and collaboration. We become your point of contact to connect with targeted members across our network.

Business intelligence: We have our finger on the pulse of the simulation ecosystem across multiple sectors: colleges, universities, hospitals, government. Receive business intelligence based on our community and stakeholder connections.

Brand recognition and association: Raise awareness of your mission, brand, products and services throughout the simulation community across Canada and beyond. Align your brand with the leading edge of reforming education, patient safety and care quality in Canada.

Discounts: Priority access to and discounts on Simulation Canada’s events, advertising, company directories, and more.

List of Benefits

Benefit Full Industry Collaborator Associate Industry Collaborator
Discounts: Save on exhibiting and sponsorship Savings on an exhibitor booth at SIM Expo and other major events, and discounts on upgrading to event sponsorship. Details below.
Advice & networking: Call us any time for assistance connecting with potential academic or industry partners in the simulation community for product development/testing, distribution, or any other need.
Research collaborations: Connect with researchers to validate your products, collect impact evidence, and advance simulation knowledge. We can help create connections and advise on the terms of collaboration. We can provide letters of support for your grant applications.
Partnership opportunities: Partner to offer unique events, courses, workshops, or webinars Opportunities available, discounted rate (see below) Opportunities available
Business intelligence Insights into equipment inventory data summaries, community needs, demographics, funding opportunities, trends, and more.
Advisory: Reflecting our mutually supportive relationship, industry collaborators advise on our strategic directions, community needs, and opportunities. Biannual call or as opportunities arise Meeting at SIM Expo
Information and resources: Individual “SIMadvocate” memberships (includes full website access & members-only newsletter) Free for 5 staff; 20% discount on additional Free for 2 staff; 20% discount on additional
Recognition: Your linked logo On homepage and on Industry Collaborator and Affiliates & Collaborators pages On Industry Collaborator and Affiliates & Collaborators pages
Web advertising: Advertisement on pages (specific page subject to availability) 2 months free; 50% discount on additional 1 month free
Email promotions: Send a newsletter to our ‘vendor announcements’ subscribers 2/year 1/year
Website promotions: Post on the Simulation Canada website news feed 3/year 1/year
Directories: Additional visibility on our SIM Company Directory Priority listing Premium listing
Sales: List used and demo equipment for sale on our SIM MarketplaceTM page Yes  
Highlight your commitment Place our logo on your website as a symbol of your commitment to advancing and supporting the simulation community

Specific Discounts & Savings

Full Industry Collaborator Discount
(Example savings)
Associate Industry Collaborator Discount
(Example savings)
Free “SIMadvocate” membership for staff (includes full website access)100%
(5 free = $475)
(2 free = $190)
Additional SIMadvocates20%20%
Expo exhibitor booth30%
(Save $825)
(Save $412)
Expo upgrade to sponsor10%
(Upgrade to gold sponsor, save $625)

Other major event exhibitor30%
(Save $300)
(Save $150)
Other major event upgrade to sponsor10%
(Upgrade to sponsor, save $400)
Web advertising 100%
(2 months, save $1,000)
(1 month, save $500)
Partnered course20%
(Depends on costs)
Total savings:$3,625$1,252


Any company wanting to be part of the simulation community in Canada and beyond can join.


Full industry collaborator: $5,000/year (+HST)
Associate industry collaborator: $2,000/year (+HST)

Join to help advance patient safety & care quality

“Spectrum Nasco is proud to participate in the Simulation Canada Industry Collaborator Program.  The program allows us to better connect with the passionate community of experts who advocate for advances in healthcare simulation. The ultimate goal is to help save lives through patient safety, beginning with the learning environment. See you at SIM Expo!”

– Spectrum Nasco
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