​​​The Michener Institute of Education at UHN is committed to supporting all of its learners and educators – and ultimately patients – through a vision of learning that is dynamic, collaborative and ongoing throughout one's life. Through the Continuing Education portfolio, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN strives to be a key partner in lifelong lea​rning – building the capacity of individuals and teams to use the best knowledge in practice, in a way that adapts to changing technology, to shifting health care environments and assisting with human health resource needs in innovative ways. This means our learners are getting access to the most up-to-date tools, knowledge and training they need to work and lead effectively in teams across the health care system every day, especially in the face of the uncertainty and ambiguity of change.

The Continuing Education portfolio provides educational programs, resources and consultation services aimed at high-quality learning and education – all in service of better outcomes for patients and families. This has meant expanding the capacity, breadth and reach of lifelong learning for individuals while supporting the creation of high-functioning interprofessional work environments in learning and clinical settings. Bringing together expertise in personalized, online and team-based learning, Continuing Education has created a scope and reach spanning local, national and international audiences.

Centre for Interprofessional Education

The Centre for Advancing Collaborative Healthcare & Education (CACHE) is a strategic partnership between the University of Toronto and the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network with the University Health Network as lead hospital. The Centre provides IPE opportunities to pre-entry to practice students and practice-based health professionals at our affiliated hospitals and community clinical placements and aims to lead the advancement of IPE through education, practice and research initiatives.

Continuing Education

The Continuing Education department at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN offers a wide variety of courses and certificate programs for current and future health care professionals interested in professional development, refreshing skills, micro-credentials and maintaining credentials. Course formats include online and in-class.

See below for a few of the many areas of study available:

  • Clinical Management
  • Leadership in Health Care
  • Clinical Research
  • Diabetes Education
  • Imaging Informatics
  • Quality Management
  • Chiropody
  • Infection Control & Epidemiology
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences (including Bridging programs)
  • Mental Health Programming
  • Primary & Critical Care
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Radiation Science & Imaging (including Bridging programs)


A micro-credential is a type of certification that demonstrates the achievement of a skill that has been formally assessed in an educational environment. Micro-credentials are meant to be a fast and flexible way to certify achievement of skills and competencies. They are designed for people and organizations to integrate critical skills in the workplace.

Michener Continuing Education offers courses awarded with micro-credential status and is able to review and approve education within the hospital that meets the criteria.


Michener is the first and only hospital-based entity to be approved as a Royal College Accredited Provider of Section 1 and 3 credits of the Maintenance of Certification Program.

For more information on accreditation and how to get your activity approved or if you would like to be involved as a peer reviewer please visit,

International Centre for Education

Established in April 2014, the International Centre for Education (UHN ICE) is a unique, central hub at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN set to facilitate learning and development opportunities for international learners, including fellows and observers. UHN ICE leverages a wide range of clinical and educational expertise to build educational relationships with international partners that will translate into high-quality health care through teaching and learning. UHN ICE works in tandem with UHN International to foster and develop various international collaborations and teaching opportunities for UHN Education. The Centre will also endeavour to partner with various academic centres at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN to deliver quality learning experiences for local and international learners alike.

BMO Conference Centre

The BMO Education & Conference Centre is housed on the Toronto Western Hospital Campus, and conveniently located within Toronto's iconic Kensington Market. This state-of-the-art facility is a full-service event venue, featuring 2,820 square feet of configurable and flexible, pillar-less meeting space.

The BMO Education & Conference Centre boasts a wide range of features and audio-visual capabilities to create a one-of-a-kind experience.

The BMO Education & Conference Centre, housed in the Krembil Discovery Tower, is the focal point of this exciting new hive of medical education and research innovation, bolstered by the eight research floors above it. The BMO Education & Conference Centre will serve as a hub for our health professionals, future leaders and community partners.

Hosting an event at the BMO Education & Conference Centre allows you to give back, as revenues that are generated by the BMO Education & Conference Centre are reinvested back into the hospital to support both Education and Clinical Care.

Conference Services

Our Conference Services team is a dynamic and talented event and conference management group that has:

  • Developed, organized and executed hundreds of events for UHN and external clientele
  • Access to more than 10,000 health care professionals, through our database
  • A proud history of successful local, provincial and national events and conferences
  • A reputation for executing professional, high-quality events (single or multi-day)

We have the experience and creativity to organize your next event, regardless of location, size or complexity.

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