About Us

The University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB)…

  • was formed in 1995, and is a partnership among the University of Toronto and 15 healthcare organizations in the Greater Toronto Area
  • is a network of over 215 members, approximately 30 of whom work full-time in bioethics
  • represents the largest multi-disciplinary group of in-hospital bioethicists in Canada
  • has trained over 150 students through its two bioethics graduate programs
  • has published more than 500 articles and obtained more than $28 million in research grants
  • obtained funding in 2001 and 2005 from the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide bioethics training to 20 faculty from developing countries
  • receives funding from four sources: government (56%), academic institutions (37%), individuals and foundations (4%), and private sector (3%)
  • was named the first Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Collaborating Centre for Bioethics in 15 years