Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals 2019


Rank Hospital/Hospital Network/Health Authority Research Spending Research Intensity Main Affiliated Research Centre(s)/Institute(s)
2018 2017 FY2018
$000
FY2017
$000
% Change
2017-2018
Researcher Hospital Prov
$ per Researcher
$000
$ as % of Total Hospital Spending
1 1 University Health Network (UHN) $362,800 $350,080 3.6 $500.4 17.5 ON PM Cancer Centre, Krembil, TGHRI, McEwen Institute, Techna, KITE @ UHN
2 2 Hospital for Sick Children $246,625 $209,627 17.6 $700.6 27.8 ON SickKids Research Institute
3 3 Hamilton Health Sciences $195,757 $206,950 -5.4 $428.4 12.9 ON Population Health Research Institute, Escarpment Cancer Research Institute, Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research Institute
4 4 McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) $181,259 $204,174 -11.2 $503.5 15.5 QC Research Institute of the MUHC
5 5 Vancouver Coastal Health Authority $162,226 $145,501 11.5 $416.0 4.6 BC Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
6 7 Provincial Health Services Authority $154,364 $133,314 15.8 $191.3 5.3 BC BC Cancer Agency/Research Centre, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, BC Centre for Disease Control
7 6 Ottawa Hospital $139,799 $136,829 2.2 $390.5 9.8 ON Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa Heart Institute Research Corporation
8 8 London Health Sciences Centre/St. Joseph's Health Care London (a) $123,790 $123,255 0.4 $612.8 7.6 ON Lawson Health Research Institute
9 9 CHU de Québec - Université Laval $101,627 $102,306 -0.7 $298.9 8.4 QC Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec - Université Laval
10 10 Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre $92,647 $91,214 1.6 $286.8 9.0 ON Sunnybrook Research Institute, Sunnybrook Research Academy
11 12 Unity Health Toronto $86,480 $77,096 12.2 $402.2 11.8 ON Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science
12 11 Sinai Health System $84,093 $88,878 -5.4 $683.7 14.2 ON Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation
13 CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale $76,200 $62,908 21.1 $269.3 5.4 QC CERVO, CERSSPL-UL, CIRRIS, CRUJeF
14 13 Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) $75,251 $73,274 2.7 $184.4 5.1 QC Centre de recherche du CHUM
15 14 Centre for Addiction and Mental Health $72,377 $68,269 6.0 $583.7 17.1 ON Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics, Azrieli Centre for Neuro-Radiochemistry
16 16 Alberta Health Services - Edmonton Zone $54,410 $53,969 0.8 $156.4 na AB Cross Cancer Institute, Stollery Children's Hospital, Univ. of Alberta Hospital, NACTRC
17 15 CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l´île de Montréal $52,791 $59,584 -11.4 $244.4 5.7 QC Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital
18 17 Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal $46,415 $48,644 -4.6 $527.4 22.4 QC Centre de recherche de l'Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal
19 18 CHU Sainte-Justine $38,564 $38,837 -0.7 $182.8 8.4 QC Centre de recherche du CHU Sainte-Justine
20 19 Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) (b) $36,098 $37,148 -2.8 $201.7 1.8 MB Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, Health Sciences Centre Department of Research, Concordia Joint Replacement Group/Orthopaedic Innovation Centre
21 21 CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal $32,424 $32,554 -0.4 $531.5 3.6 QC Douglas Hospital Research Centre
22 22 Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec - Université Laval $30,018 $29,023 3.4 $435.0 11.0 QC Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec - Université Laval
23 23 Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone $29,723 $28,947 2.7 $391.1 na AB Alberta Children's Hospital, Foothills Medical Centre, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, CCCR
24 26 CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal $27,725 $25,252 9.8 $149.1 2.3 QC Centre de recherche de l'Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Centre de recherche de l'Institut universitaire de santé mentale de Montréal
25 24 Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario $24,235 $26,350 -8.0 $96.9 7.4 ON Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute
26 25 St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton $24,227 $25,684 -5.7 $143.4 4.1 ON Research Institute of St. Joe's Hamilton, Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research
27 27 CIUSSS de l'Estrie - Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS) $23,052 $24,832 -7.2 $61.1 1.6 QC Centre de recherche sur le viellissement, Centre de recherche du CHUS, Institut universitaire de première ligne en santé et services sociaux
28 28 Nova Scotia Health Authority $22,553 $22,798 -1.1 $76.5 1.0 NS
29 Kingston Health Sciences Centre $19,539 $20,571 -5.0 $54.7 3.5 ON Hotel Dieu Hospital Kingston Research Institute, Kingston General Health Research Institute
30 31 CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal $17,359 $15,338 13.2 $70.9 1.2 QC CRIUGM, IURDPM, IUD
31 29 CIUSSS du Nord-de-l'Île-de-Montréal $16,487 $19,944 -17.3 $87.2 3.1 QC Centre de recherche de l’Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal, Centre InterActions, Centre de recherche de l'Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies
32 33 Baycrest $15,456 $14,584 6.0 $515.2 9.2 ON Rotman Research Institute
33 32 IWK Health Centre $13,838 $14,639 -5.5 $120.3 5.0 NS MicroResearch International, Centre for Pediatric Pain Research, Canadian Centre for Vaccinology
34 34 St. Boniface Hospital $13,535 $12,931 4.7 $386.7 3.8 MB Albrechtsen Research Centre, Asper Clinical Institute
35 35 Women's College Hospital $13,044 $12,655 3.1 $250.8 8.4 ON Women's College Research Institute, Women's College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care
36 36 Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital $12,539 $11,864 5.7 $627.0 13.4 ON Bloorview Research Institute
37 37 The Royal $12,389 $10,588 17.0 $158.8 7.0 ON University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research
38 39 Health Sciences North $9,996 $7,143 39.9 $101.0 2.0 ON Health Sciences North Research Institute
39 38 Hôpital Montfort $9,902 $7,438 33.1 $162.3 4.4 ON Institut du Savoir Montfort
40 Bruyère Continuing Care $8,264 $6,240 32.4 $229.6 5.4 ON Bruyère Research Institute

Notes:
  1. Data were obtained through a survey or from financial statements. Information for Ontario was coordinated in part through CAHO (Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario).
  2. Research spending includes all funds (direct and indirect) spent on all sources (internal and external) to support research.
  3. Researcher counts include full/part-time researchers/scientists/investigators/clinician-researchers with a faculty appointment who actively conducted research.
  4. FY2017 figures may have been adjusted as more accurate information became available.
  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.
(b) Data for St. Boniface Hospital were not included with WRHA.


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