Organizational Membership Benefits

We can help your organization expand its simulation program, improve the quality of your simulations, and positively impact your learners, healthcare providers, and patients.

Simulation Canada is a non-profit, member-based organization. We receive no operational funding from government or grants. Membership revenues enable our work to support each other while advocating for recognition of and investments in simulation.

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SIMULATION QUALITY. Our members help each other advance their programs, building their capacity and quality, by providing accessible professional development, offering advice and insights, sharing resources, and promoting emerging research findings and practices.

IMPACT. Collectively, we build the strength of simulation to improve healthcare and patient safety, in Canada and beyond. We help members implement and grow simulation programs to benefit students, care providers and patients.

ADVOCACY. Education institutes are challenged with balancing simulation and traditional clinical placements to meet healthcare human resource needs, in the face of limited resources and clinical placement sites. Healthcare delivery agencies want to sustainably improve care quality and safety, but changing behaviours and organizational culture is difficult. We advocate for simulation’s effectiveness across sectors to expand its impact and to promote its acceptance – if not endorsement – among regulatory and accreditation bodies.

COLLABORATION. We facilitate organization-to-organization and peer-to-peer connections. We bring people together to strengthen research, work on collaborative development, and share resources. We become your point of contact for any questions or ideas related to simulation and can assist you directly – or find other experts in our community who can.

RECOGNITION. We bring credibility to simulation efforts and recognition to our members’ leadership and successes through announcements, endorsements and awards. Member organizations may also apply to have a simulationist trained as a Simulation Canada Faculty, so they can organize and lead on-site Simulation Canada courses for your faculty/staff.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT. We help members obtain grant funding by supporting applications and we can enable knowledge mobilization by acting as knowledge translation partners on grants. Connect to potential collaborators for multi-site or industry-partnered research through our network.

DISCOUNTS. Priority access to and discounts on our events, courses, certificate programs and more.


Organizational membership is open to all publicly-funded colleges, Cégeps, universities, hospitals and other healthcare delivery agencies in Canada, as well as other non-profit organizations that have complementary missions.

Other non-profits or informal networks that focus on advancing and supporting simulation are likely better suited to form an affiliation with us.


Additionally, Organizational Members who meet our Voting Membership Regulations lead the strategic direction and governance of the network. Voting Members appoint a voting representative to vote on special resolutions at our Annual General meeting and elect our Board of Directors. Read more about the Roles & Responsibilities of Voting Members and FAQs.

All members are invited to participate in our member outreach surveys, which determine the priority activities and strategic directions of the network.

Specific Discounts

Discounts apply to the unit/department/faculty of the organization that pays for membership and to its employees and faculty members.

BenefitDiscountExample savings
“SIMadvocate” membership and full website access for up to 5 employees100%5 staff = $475
Additional SIMadvocates20%5 additional = $95
SIM Expo registration *25%Send 3 staff = $600
Forum or other major event registration15%Send 2 staff = $100
Simulation Canada online courses10%Enrol 2 staff in courses = $100
Keystones simulation certificate program10%Enrol 2 staff = $280
Discount on SSH membershipsUS$253 SSH memberships = $100
Discount on SimGHOSTS membership10%2 membership = $20
Webinar registration100%2 staff x 4 webinars = $240
Total savings:$2,010
*Discounts vary depending on ticket option selected (early bird, full 2-day, 1-day, etc.)

Multiple Faculties/Departments

For larger organizations with multiple faculties, departments or units, there are two approaches to membership. Which option makes the most sense depends largely on the structure, size and culture of your organization.

  1. Multiple Organizational Memberships. This option is best suited for organizations when the departments largely operate independently. Each department will receive all benefits of Organizational Membership, including 1 voting representative each. Discounts will apply at the department level, that is, to employees of the department/unit whose budget pays for the membership.
  2. One Organizational Membership + additional SIMadvocates. This option is best suited for organizations where there is a centralized link/program among all staff who work in simulation, even if they are in different faculties or departments. All employees of the organization receive a 20% discount on their SIMadvocate fee, allowing the organization to extend benefits and discounts to many more staff.


$1,500/year (plus applicable taxes)

Members can choose between two membership terms: October 1st to September 30th, or April 1st to March 31st. For organizations that join part-way through a membership year, a pro-rated fee will apply to a minimum of $375.

Current Simulation Canada Members

We are honoured to have the following organizations as official members:

Colleges & Cégeps

  • Algonquin College
  • British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Bow Valley College
  • Cambrian College
  • Centennial College
  • Collège Boréal
  • Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick
  • Collège La Cité
  • Conestoga College
  • Confederation College
  • Douglas College
  • Durham College
  • Fleming College
  • Fanshawe College
  • George Brown College
  • Georgian College
  • Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
  • John Abbott College
  • Lambton College
  • Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Michener Institute at UHN
  • Mohawk College
  • Niagara College
  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • Lester B. Pearson PACC Career Centre
  • Sault College
  • Seneca College
  • Sheridan College
  • St. Lawrence College


  • Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau Brunswick
  • Dalhousie University, Centre for Collaborative Clinical Learning and Research
  • MacEwan University
  • Mount Royal University
  • McGill University, Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning
  • McMaster University, Centre for Simulation-Based Learning
  • Ontario Tech University
  • Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Trent-Fleming School of Nursing
  • University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
  • University of Manitoba, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Université de Moncton, Faculté des sciences de la santé et des services communautaires
  • University of Ottawa – Dept. of Family Medicine
  • University of Ottawa – Skills and Simulation Centre
  • Université de Sherbrooke, Centre de simulation PRACCISS
  • University of Toronto, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Care Delivery Agencies

  • Alberta Health Services, eSIM Provincial Simulation Program
  • Centre de simulation mère-enfant (CSME) du CHU Sainte-Justine
  • Kingston Health Sciences Centre
  • London Health Sciences Centre CSTAR
  • Ornge Transport Medicine
  • Queensway-Carleton Hospital
  • Saskatchewan Health Authority – Dilawri Simulation Centre
  • Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS)
  • Sinai Health System
  • The Hospital for Sick Children, Learning Institute
  • University Health Network, Department of Anesthesia
  • Vancouver Coastal Health Authority – Regional & VGH Simulation Centre Programs

Institutes & Associations

  • Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
  • Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science
  • ESPA – Montréal
  • Healthcare Excellence Canada
  • Institut du Savoir Montfort
  • Touchstone Institute

“Being a member is critical to supporting the voice and actions of Canada’s health care simulation network. Their advocacy with government, educational resources, conferences, and networking opportunities all strengthen our programs… every simulation centre should join to support their work.”

Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics (CSTAR) at London Health Sciences Centre

“We participate because we see the huge value and potential that simulation has for improving patient safety in this country and beyond. We want to learn from Canadian and other world leaders about the benefits and challenges, and contribute to the patient safety issues that could most benefit from simulation-based education.”

Healthcare Excellence Canada

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