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University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and Canadian College of Health Leaders Renew Three-Year Strategic Alliance.

June 25, 2020

Renewed partnership agreement serves as an avenue to promote excellence in the health leadership field through the School’s MBA and Global Executive MBA in Healthcare and the Life Sciences programs.


Toronto / Ottawa, ON - The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has renewed its strategic alliance with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) to increase the leadership capabilities of health care managers in Canada.


Through this agreement, participants in the Rotman School’s Full Time Master of Business Administration (MBA), Morning & Evening MBA, and Global Executive Master of Business Administration in Healthcare and the Life Sciences (GEMBA-HLS) programs receive credit for their MBA coursework towards obtaining their Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation. Similar to the MBA, this program offers individual leaders several benefits including support for lifelong learning in health services leadership; assistance with career advancement; peer recognition and serves as an essential career designation.


Brenda Lammi, Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development at the CCHL, said: “We are excited about this collaboration with the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, who shares our commitment to developing health leaders.”


Brian Golden, Vice-Dean and Sandra Rotman Chair in Health Sector Strategy adds: ““We’ve long held the view that the challenges facing our health system won’t be solved by simply pumping more money in to it --- and indeed, we all recognize there’s a limit to that. The success of our system depends on outstanding leaders and effective coordination among stakeholders.”


This collaboration will also allow both organizations to address the constantly evolving needs of health leaders and positively contribute to the Canadian health care system.

About the Canadian College of Health Leaders

The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) is a national, member-driven, non-profit association. The College strives to provide the leadership development, tools, knowledge and networks that members need to become high impact leaders in Canadian healthcare. Through LEADS, the CHE designation, credentialing, training, conferences, mentoring and a nationwide careers network, we support health leaders in every sector and region, from every professional background and at any stage of their career. Located in Ottawa, the College collaborates with 20 chapters across the country and engages with its 3,700 members and 70 corporate members to promote lifelong learning and professional development while recognizing leadership excellence.

About the Rotman School of Management

The Rotman School has been a leader in healthcare management research through its Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy within the University of Toronto. The School and the University also interact with Canada’s largest medical research hub, which is one of the ten largest healthcare and biomedical clusters in the world. The Rotman School currently offers a major in Health Sector Management for students in the School’s Full-Time, Morning & Evening MBA programs and an 18-month Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences for leaders. The Centre, in partnership with Rotman Executive Programs, is Canada’s leading academic provider of healthcare executive programs, and offers health sector programs, which equip professionals with the knowledge and business skills to lead and manage their organizations effectively in a complex field that is constantly evolving. For more information about University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management MBA programs, visit:


The Rotman School of Management is part of the University of Toronto, a global centre of research and teaching excellence at the heart of Canada’s commercial capital. Rotman is a catalyst for transformative learning, insights and public engagement, bringing together diverse views and initiatives around a defining purpose: to create value for business and society. For more information, visit



For more information:


Brenda Lammi 
Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development 

Canadian College of Health Leaders
1-800-363-9056 ext. 215  

Ken McGuffin
Manager, Media Relations

Rotman School of Management