Catholic Health Corporation of Ontario – Catholic Health Sponsors of Ontario

Sponsorship refers to the way in which the Catholic identity of health organizations is granted by the Catholic Church. For a healthcare organization to be considered ‘Catholic,’ it must have a ‘Sponsor’ recognized by the Church. CHSO was created by the Holy See and has a Pontifical mandate to assume sponsorship of health organizations in Ontario when religious orders and congregations are ready to move on to other missions.

CHSO was founded in 1998 and provides sponsorship to healthcare organizations established by seven Congregations of Sisters. The Sisters were health care pioneers who created a culture of excellence, compassion, respect and inclusion that is very relevant to today’s changing times. They have indelibly marked not only the organizations they founded but also the larger health community in the province.

CHSO member organizations continue to prioritize serving the vulnerable and those most in need – such as the poor, homeless and under-housed, refugees and new immigrants, people with chronic physical, emotional illnesses and addictions and the frail elderly. CHSO must continue to be a strong voice for this legacy, mission and healing ministry. It is what differentiates our members.


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CHSO Strategic Plan 2015-2018

Strong, Unified Catholic Healthcare in Ontario

Catholic Healthcare Leadership Program - Dates for 2015/16


This year’s program will be held at St. Michael’s Hospital, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, with appreciation to our generous hosts. Sister Sarah Quackenbush will again facilitate this year’s program. The program is comprised of seven days delivered in three modules:

  • Module 1: September 21 & 22, 2015
  • Module 2: February 22, 23, & 24, 2016
  • Module 3: May 26 & 27, 2016

Fees remain unchanged at $1,000 for the full program.
Registration: contact Betty Mortensen, Sponsorship Liaison at
416-740-0444 or chco@chco.ca.

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