The Canadian Association of Allied Health Programs (CAAHP) is an affiliated group of Colleges and Institutions across Canada offering programs of study in the field of “allied health”. These programs include disciplines that are diagnostic and therapeutic and do not address nursing and physician education.
To be an effective national network of high-quality allied health and life sciences academic institutions and a forum for collaboration and information exchange promoting and profiling best practices.
To shape the future of health sciences education within the college and institute system.
To be a forum for collaboration and information exchange among institutions involved in health sciences education;
To profile and promote best practices and innovation within the college and institute system;
To be an advocate on-key issues and trends with government, professional associations and other stakeholders.
A Call to Action
Canada is facing a serious health human resource (HHR) shortage of medical laboratory professionals, specifically medical laboratory technologists (MLTs).
Academic programs are required to procure a clinical placement site and spot for each student prior to entrance in the academic program.