WIHV advises small to medium sized digital and virtual health enterprises on how their advances in technology can be used across our health care system. Under the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), we provide guidance on:

  • Whether a tool is clinically valid and how it could be integrated within the healthcare system.
  • Potential customers and relevant stakeholders.
  • Clinical, institutional and governmental priorities that could have an impact.
  • Evaluation methodologies and how to generate an appropriate base of evidence.
  • Existing opportunities to spread and scale tools across the health care system.

To pitch your ideas to a team of clinicians, researchers, policy, health system and business experts, you must:

  • Be an incorporated, for-profit company
  • Operate in Canada
  • Have less than 500 employees
  • Have at least one non-business owner on your payroll
  • Operate in the digital or virtual health space

If you are interested in being considered for this program, review these details and contact us. If you would like to connect with us about our other consulting services, reach out! We want to hear from you.


The WIHV Symposia model is designed to get the conversation going between patients, innovators, health care providers and decision makers to ignite change and take the first step toward solving specific problems in Ontario’s health care system.

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If you are a researcher who is focused on healthcare quality improvement, project design and evaluation (PDE), we have a process that can help you to access an ethics review in a very timely manner. Through this initiative, we offer:

  • Fast review times for QI/PDE projects
  • Research Ethics Board (REB) documentation that is useful for publication purposes
  • Advice on available resources for your project
  • A process by which you can propose your QI/PDE project ideas here at Women’s College Hospital (WCH)

Apply for WCH APQIP

If you want to know more, read our eligibility criteria. If you quality, submit your application and for more information, e-mail us directly at:

Important: All applicants must read the informational eligibility document provided above before starting on the application process.


BeACCoN stands for “Better Access and Care for Complex Needs” and it is Ontario’s response to the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) for Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations.

Based at WIHV, the BeACCoN network supports partnerships in research, policy and practice. The initiative’s goal is to create a dynamic and responsive learning network that encourages the development, evaluation and scaling of new approaches to the delivery of integrated and cost-effective primary care services vertically through the health care system and horizontally across multiple sectors.

In under two years, BeACCoN has ushered close to a million dollars in CIHR grant funding for its members and partnered with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) on a set of system-level measures for complex needs.

Learn more about BeACCoN

If you want to know more, visit the BeACCON website or contact Ivy Wong, or Dilzayn Panjwani.


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