The Centre for Integrated Care is an innovation centre committed to evidence-based research, education and evaluation to support the advancement of Integrated Care across Canada.


St. Joseph’s Health System (SJHS) is an internationally recognized leader in the development and implementation of new Models of Integrated Care. Our perspective is founded in our health system’s service delivery capabilities across the complete continuum of care; coupled with our commitment to academic research and discovery. Our extensive experience in the adoption of Models of Integrated Care provides a unique vantage point from which to share our learnings and partner to further the field of Integrated Care.

The SJHS Centre for Integrated Care is a ‘practical hands-on’ resource for our System members and strategic partners to help drive the development, adoption and evaluation of models of Integrated Care; with additional research, educational, advisory, quality improvement, performance management and partnership activity.

A Living Lab - Canada's Largest Integrated Care Program

Research & Evaluation

Knowledge Exchange

Quality Improvement & Performance Management

The Centre for Integrated Care is committed to partnerships with patients, caregivers, providers, funders, and academic organizations to achieve our objectives and to enable the advancement of Integrated Care across Canada.

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“TeamUHN is partnering with the St. Joseph’s Health System’s Centre for Integrated Care to bring our collective expertise and experience together… We’re already seeing how focusing on the comprehensive care experience can lead to successful and sustainable care improvements to support diverse patient populations.”

Dr. Kevin Smith, President & CEO, University Health Network

Founded in the healing mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton, St. Joseph’s Health System (SJHS) was established in 1991 to meet the challenges of the changing environment for the delivery of health and social services, and takes pride in a system-wide commitment to caring for the whole person: body, mind and spirit.

Regardless of faith or culture, the one characteristic our people share is a deep belief in the values our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton instilled in our organization: that it is an honour to serve – and in particular to ensure that those most vulnerable and marginalized have access to compassionate, high quality care.

The first Sisters arrived in Hamilton in 1852 and began to work for the poor and needy residents of this growing and important trade centre. For the Sisters, it was an honour to serve others, and, with the onset of a cholera epidemic, the Sisters health care mission began in earnest. Working in railway sheds near the Hamilton harbour, they risked their lives to care for the sick and dying victims of the deadly disease.

Today, we are one of the largest corporations in Canada devoted to health care. Our member organizations are known for genuine compassion and caring, both locally and around the world. Each of the organizations offer services according to their strengths, from acute care, long-term care, and community care, to rehabilitation, hospice, community outreach, and mental health. SJHS is also a well-recognized leader for innovation in models of patient centred integrated care at each stage of the patient experience.