This award is sponsored by HIROC.


The SIM Innovator Award recognizes an organization in Canada who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to innovate, advocate and advance simulation for education, patient safety or quality improvement. 

These award will celebrate an organization at the leading edge of integrating simulation into their activities, using simulation-based strategies to disrupt the status quo and profoundly improve education and/or patient care. Examples may include, but are not limited to:
  • Major curriculum reform to integrate simulation
  • Establishing or expanding a unique simulation program (including investments in human and physical resources)
  • Creation or expansion of simulation research programs
  • Systematic integration of simulation into quality or patient safety improvement strategies

Open to publicly-funded education and healthcare delivery organizations such as colleges, universities, hospitals and other healthcare providers. Only organizations, not individuals, are eligible. 

Nomination process

Nominations may be submitted by the organization itself or by someone external to the nominated organization.

Nominations must be received by August 25th, 2023. A shortlist of organizational nominees will be announced in mid-September.