Education and Training

The Centre for Faculty Development (CFD) was founded in 2002 as a partnership between St. Michael’s Hospital (now known as Unity Health Toronto) and the University of Toronto, Temerty Faculty of Medicine. At the CFD we are committed to supporting health professionals in their multiple education roles and activities – including teaching, academic leadership, scholarship and advocacy. We offer flexible and adaptable programming that is responsive to emerging needs, facilitates communities and networking, and supports capacity building across the system. The CFD offers faculty development consultations with local, national and international partners.

For more information, visit cfd.utoronto.ca.

Our Collaborative Learning Program provides faculty development opportunities for Unity Health staff and physicians.

Teaching for Learning and Collaboration (TLC): Developed by the Centre for Faculty Development, these 6 modules are offered to Unity Health staff and physicians who are wanting to enhance their teaching skills. Topics include; setting the educational climate, learner needs and objectives, making learning stick, managing the teaching session, checking in, feedback and the learner in difficulty.

Collaborative Learning (IPE) facilitator training: Staff and physicians who wish to become involved in facilitating collaborative learning activities can develop skills through this interactive workshop. Current curriculum is offered via Zoom, making the activities accessible to those on-site and working remotely.

For more information, email  Collaborative.Learning@unityhealth.to

Our Continuing Education/Professional Development (CEPD) Office is a strategic hub for the design, delivery, and management of CEPD programs at Unity Health Toronto (UHT). CEPD serves to maintain, develop, and/or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance of our physicians and staff, in the latest updates in the provision of care. CEPD plays an integral part in UHT vision to advance excellence in health care through world-class education, research, and innovation. Education programs are accessible to all UHT Physicians, Medical Learners, Nurses, Health Disciplines, and Staff.

For more information, email  Collaborative.Learning@unityhealth.to

The Digital Education Program supports the design and development of online learning initiatives across Unity Health Toronto. As experts in both educational technology and adult learning, the Digital Education team is uniquely situated to help you realize your digital education project. Whether you want to create an interactive e-learning course, develop an online quiz, post a video or digital resource, or coordinate enrolment for synchronous education sessions, our team has the skills and expertise to help you take your digital education project from concept to fruition.

For more information, please contact learning@smh.ca

Library Services supports education, research, and evidence-based decision-making in patient care for all physicians, staff, and learners at Unity Health Toronto. All staff and positions, no matter the department or program, have unlimited access to library electronic resources (databases, e-journals, e-books, software, clinical decision support tools), borrowing privileges for print collections, interlibrary loan services, dozens of library workshops and custom training opportunities, as well as access to library spaces for independent study, computer-use, and printing, scanning, photocopying. Information Specialists are available to support your learning, research support, and information needs through literature searching and one-on-one consultations at no-cost.

Visit Library Services at:

Visit the Patient and Family Education page for more information.

Unity Health Toronto’s state of the art Simulation Program allows students, health disciplines and nursing professionals, researchers, administrators and physicians to practice skills in a safe, realistic learning environment using high fidelity human patient simulators, virtual reality and task trainers. Health care simulation involves a range of activities that share a similar purpose: to improve patient safety and quality of care, provide interprofessional education opportunities, and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of health care services.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada currently accredits (2019-2024) the Allan Waters Family Simulation Program at St. Michael’s Hospital. This national accreditation recognizes leaders in simulation based learning and educational research. Our goal is to obtain of obtaining Royal College accreditation at all of our sites.

Contact and Location:

St Joseph’s Health Centre
Classroom 5, main floor Sunnyside Building
416-864-6060 ext. 77431
simulationprogram@unityhealth.ca

Allan Waters Family Simulation Centre at St. Michael’s Hospital
B1, Lower Level 209 Victoria St.
416-864-6060 ext. 77431
simulationprogram@unityhealth.ca

Providence Healthcare
208A/B, Knowledge Centre
416-864-6060 ext. 77431
simulationprogram@unityhealth.ca

Please visit our website for additional info: www.simulationprogram.ca

The Virtual Education Program at Unity Health collaborates with you to help design and implement virtual learning experiences for local and international audiences. From pedagogical considerations, best practice guidelines and policies to workflow design, virtual platform selection and equipment considerations, the Virtual Education team will help you deliver your learning objectives remotely to a broad audience anywhere in the world.

For more information, please contact virtualeducation@unityhealth.to

Last updated May 04, 2021