In 2009, through a HealthForceOntario grant, the first iteration of the program was developed, offered and evaluated with an Ontario audience. In 2012, the CCL program expanded to attract a Canadian audience of leaders working in health care or education organizations.
In 2014, the University Health Network (UHN) partnered with the Canadian Interprofessional Health Leadership Collaborative (CIHLC) in a unique opportunity to offer a proof of concept program that integrated social accountability and community engagement as core concepts of the CCL program. The CCL Program gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the CIHLC in partnering to adapt and evaluate the proof of concept Integrated CCL Program.
The CIHLC project was a consortium of the five partner Canadian universities (University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, the Northern School of Medicine, Queen’s University and Université Laval). The CIHLC project was funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and by individual contributions of the partner Universities. It was also sponsored by the Institute of Medicine in Washington, D.C.
The University Health Network in collaboration with the University of Toronto, Centre for Advancing Collaborative Healthcare & Education was pleased to widen the CCL program to an international audience in 2015.