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Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals 2021

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Rank Hospital/Hospital Network/Health Authority Research Spending Research Intensity   Main Affiliated Research Centre(s)/Institute(s)
2020 2019 FY2020
$000
FY2019
$000
% Change
2019-2020
Researcher Hospital Prov
$ per Researcher
$000
$ as % of Total Hospital Spending
1 1 University Health Network (UHN) $489,966 $408,300 20.0 $610.9 20.0 ON PM Cancer Centre, Krembil, TGHRI, McEwen Institute, Techna, KITE@UHN, TIER@UHN
2 2 Hospital for Sick Children $281,939 $254,093 11.0 $734.2 28.4 ON SickKids Research Institute
3 3 McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) $206,101 $203,660 1.2 $507.6 15.5 QC Research Institute of the MUHC
4 4 Hamilton Health Sciences $171,115 $184,739 -7.4 $376.1 10.7 ON Population Health Research Institute, Thrombosis and Atheroscelerosis Research Institute, Escarpment Cancer Research Institute
5 5 Vancouver Coastal Health Authority $164,736 $181,029 -9.0 $388.5 4.1 BC Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Providence Health Care Research Institute
6 7 Provincial Health Services Authority $155,246 $136,167 14.0 $186.4 4.0 BC BC Cancer Research, BC Children's Research Institute, Women's Health Research Institute
7 6 Ottawa Hospital $144,848 $145,703 -0.6 $378.2 9.3 ON Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa Heart Institute Research Corp
8 8 London Health Sciences Centre/St. Joseph's Health Care London (a) $121,888 $118,796 2.6 $618.7 7.0 ON Lawson Health Research Institute
9 9 CHU de Québec - Université Laval $112,855 $110,450 2.2 $366.4 8.5 QC Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec - Université Laval
10 10 Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre $107,616 $102,128 5.4 $311.9 9.0 ON Sunnybrook Research Institute
11 12 Sinai Health $93,376 $85,084 9.7 $718.3 14.7 ON Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation
12 11 Unity Health Toronto $88,948 $86,724 2.6 $400.7 7.0 ON Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science
13 14 Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) $83,216 $77,546 7.3 $204.0 5.9 QC Centre de recherche du CHUM
14 13 Centre for Addiction and Mental Health $75,615 $78,835 -4.1 $510.9 15.9 ON Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics, Azrieli Centre for Neuro-Radiochemistry
15 15 CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale $74,817 $76,755 -2.5 $233.8 4.8 QC CERVO, VITAM, CIRRIS, CRUJeF
16 16 Alberta Health Services - Edmonton Zone $57,002 $55,316 3.0 $170.7 na AB
17 17 CIUSSS de l'Estrie - Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS) $56,659 $55,277 2.5 $122.9 3.5 QC Centre de recherche du CHUS, Centre de recherche sur le vieillissement, Institut universitaire de première ligne en santé et services sociaux
18 18 CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l´île de Montréal $51,536 $52,275 -1.4 $233.2 4.5 QC Lady Davis Institute
19 19 CHU Sainte-Justine $50,551 $44,655 13.2 $209.8 9.3 QC Centre de recherche du CHU Sainte-Justine
20 20 Montreal Heart Institute $43,636 $41,592 4.9 $445.3 19.4 QC Montreal Heart Institute Research Center
21 21 Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec - Université Laval $34,458 $35,565 -3.1 $478.6 11.2 QC Centre de recherche de l'Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec - Université Laval
22 23 CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal $33,915 $32,272 5.1 $187.4 2.5 QC Centre de recherche de l’Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de santé mentale de Montréal
23 24 Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone $33,070 $29,060 13.8 $403.3 na AB
24 22 CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal $30,295 $32,456 -6.7 $488.6 3.0 QC Douglas Hospital Research Centre
25 30 Baycrest $26,920 $18,301 47.1 $997.0 14.1 ON Rotman Research Institute
26 27 St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton $26,870 $24,519 9.6 $126.2 4.3 ON Research Institute of St. Joe's Hamilton, Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research
27 25 Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario $26,783 $26,874 -0.3 $100.7 7.7 ON Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute
28 29 CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal $26,497 $22,653 17.0 $102.7 1.6 QC Centre de recherche de l'Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal, Institut universitaire sur la rédaptation en déficience physique de Montréal, Institut universitaire sur les dépendances
29 28 Nova Scotia Health Authority $25,700 $23,988 7.1 $84.8 1.0 NS
30 26 Kingston Health Sciences Centre $25,266 $24,842 1.7 $67.9 4.1 ON Kingston General Health Research Institute
31 36 Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg $20,210 $11,701 72.7 $149.7 3.4 MB  
32 31 Women's College Hospital $17,606 $14,825 18.8 $352.1 10.2 ON Women's College Research Institute, Women's College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care
33 32 The Royal $15,336 $14,515 5.7 $182.6 8.3 ON University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research
34 33 Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital $14,000 $13,475 3.9 $700.0 13.7 ON Bloorview Research Institute
35 35 St. Boniface Hospital $13,475 $13,046 3.3 $364.2 3.8 MB Albrechtsen Research Centre, Asper Clinical Institute
36 34 IWK Health Centre $12,374 $13,051 -5.2 $112.5 4.2 NS Canadian Centre for Vaccinology, Biomedical Translation Imaging Centre, MicroResearch International
37 Vitalité Health Network $11,626 $6,843 69.9 $135.2 1.6 NB Atlantic Cancer Research Institute, Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick, New Brunswick Centre for Precision Medicine
38 38 Bruyère $10,401 $10,376 0.2 $297.2 6.2 ON Bruyère Research Institute
39 37 Hôpital Montfort $9,732 $10,493 -7.3 $100.3 4.0 ON Institut du Savoir Montfort
40 39 Health Sciences North $9,237 $10,317 -10.5 $105.0 1.8 ON Health Sciences North Research Institute

Notes:
  1. Research spending includes all funds (direct and indirect) spent on all sources (internal and external) to support research.
  2. Data were obtained through a survey or from financial statements. Information for Ontario was coordinated in part through the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA).
  3. Fiscal 2019 figures may have been adjusted as more accurate information became available.
  4. Researcher headcounts include full/part-time researchers/scientists/investigators/clinician-researchers with a faculty appointment who actively conducted research.
  5. Data are provided for the main hospital/health network/health authority including their affiliated hospitals and research centres/institutes, where applicable.
na = Not available
(a) Research spending amounts were combined as these hospitals have one research institute.







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