Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative

CIHC was:

  • Established in 2006
  • Funded by Health Canada: Contribution Agreement (with University of British Columbia; John Gilbert contract director)
  • Funding terminated 2012

CIHC became not for profit corporation (terms of reference, bylaws, new legislation)

CIHC is the hub for Canadian Interprofessional Innovation that….

  • Promotes IPE and IPC in areas that enhance patient care
  • Advocates for and catalyzes health system change through informing, engaging in and influencing cutting edge health workforce education, practice, policy and research
  • Enables individuals and organizations to discover and share promising practices.


A membership survey was conducted and identified several priorities including:

  • Central platform for resources/toolkits
  • Supporting IPE/IPC accreditation
  • Knowledge collection/dissemination
  • Advocating for IPE/IPC research fund

Plans for next 2 years

TBD – CIHC will be hosting a retreat October 22-23, 2018
Contact Person

Cynthia Andrews
Jacinthe Beauchamp
Hope Bilinski
Sean Chilton
Karen Derry
John Gilbert
Ruby Grymonpre
Leah Hutt
Hossein Khalili
Christie Newton
Lynne Sinclair
Maria Tassone
Marie-claude Vanier
Kyle Warkentin

Interprofessional.Global Representative

Professor Ruby Grymonpre (Fellow of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists)
College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
BSc(Pharm), PharmD,
University of Manitoba

Ruby’s current interest in Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice stems from over 25 years of experience in ‘Geriatric Pharmacy’ where her clinical practice and scholarly works involved an exploration of medication management issues in older adults and provided evidence to support the role of pharmacists on interprofessional geriatric teams.

She has the following responsibilities in Interprofessional.Global:

  • Informing Policy Working Group member
  • Global Situational Analysis Working Group member
  • Funding Working Group member