Centre for Health Care Research & Innovation

Centre for Health Care Research & Innovation

Through partnerships with industry, researchers and faculty, and students, the Centre for Health Care Research & Innovation (formerly the Canadian Institute for Seniors Care), focuses on strengthening the health care system with collaborative, community focused research. 

Explore our current programs

Our impact

Read more about the impact our projects have had on the lives of seniors, education, care, and people living with dementia.

The RNAO BPSO Program began in 2003 as a partnership between the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) and academic or clinical organizations to enhance patient care through evidence-informed best practices. 

In 2018, Conestoga was named a pre-designate Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) by the RNAO. Conestoga achieved BPSO status in 2021, becoming one of the first academic organizations to integrate the RNAO BPGs across health and life sciences programming. 

Our team

Fateema Kassam

Fateema Kassam, M.Sc., RN

Training specialist

Linda Sheiban Taucar headshot

Linda Sheiban Taucar, BScN, M.Sc.

Associate director, Centre for Health Care Research & Innovation


See how the Centre for Health Care Research & Innovation can help you access faculty expertise, student employees, and the college's innovative lab spaces and equipment.

299 Doon Valley Drive

Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4M4, Canada

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