• Healthcare


    November 25-27, 2020

    Kingbridge Conference Centre & Hotel, King City, ON

    Networking, sharing and innovating

Based on the rapid escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak in Canada, the 2020 Healthcare Infrastructure & Innovation Summit (originally scheduled to take place April 15-17, 2020 at Kingbridge Conference Centre & Hotel, King City, ON) is postponed.

The new dates are November 25-27, 2020. The Healthcare Infrastructure & Innovation Summit 2020 will continue to be held at Kingbridge Conference Centre (the same location as was originally planned).

This was not an easy decision, and is the result of developing circumstances that are, unfortunately, not within our control. The Healthcare Infrastructure & Innovation Summit has followed the guidance and advisories of the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as various other national, provincial and local agencies. Based on their guidance along with input from our community, it became clear that the COVID-19 outbreak would significantly disrupt and interfere with the event if held on the originally scheduled dates, and that, as such, a postponement of our event was necessary and in the best interest of all stakeholders within the community.

We trust that the November 25-27, 2020 dates will offer a well-timed opportunity to support your organizations as we emerge from this unprecedented situation.

We recognize there will be questions and as we finalize details we will share immediately via email. Please give us some time as you can imagine this is a complex task but our team is ready and well experienced in dealing with a situation like this.

Thank you again for your support and understanding.

Registration for The Healthcare Infrastructure & Innovation Summit is by INVITATION ONLY.

If you would like to attend the summit or have any questions about registration please contact us by email: HIS@canadianhealthcarenetwork.ca

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The country’s elite-level healthcare infrastructure decision-makers have established The Healthcare Infrastructure & Innovation Summit as a must-attend event in their calendars. Influential members and leaders in the hospital and government healthcare infrastructure community have recognized the event as an exceptional platform to network, interact, share experiences, and problem solve in a very collegial and educational environment. Attendance is by invitation only and a limited number of sponsor positions are available.

Among the delegates’ comments

  • “A tremendous networking opportunity.”
  • “The intimate size and structure of the conference
    allow for in-depth conversations and interaction.”
  • “Excellent conference and opportunity to network.”
  • “The conference has become an anticipated event to
    reconnect with colleagues and share best practices.”



We are passionate about design. We believe it can, and should, meaningfully improve the wellbeing of our communities and the environment we all share.

DIALOG a fully integrated multi-disciplinary design firm incorporating architectural, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, sustainability, urban design and planning services across studios in San Francisco, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto.

We’ve come together because we see the important challenges facing communities becoming increasingly complex and therefore best engaged through the collaboration of diverse perspectives and expertise.

United by a passion for healthcare planning and design, DIALOG has a deep understanding of the healthcare needs of Canadians. DIALOG has collaborated on some of the most significant healthcare projects within the last ten years, including: the new Calgary Cancer Centre, Dartmouth Hospital, Foothills Medical Centre McCaig Tower, Grande Prairie Regional Hospital, Edson Healthcare Centre, Kaye Edmonton Clinic, New Centre Grey Hospital and Royal Alexandra Hospital Robbins Pavilion. For more information visit: dialogdesign.ca

For more information visit dialogdesign.ca


Recognized as one of the world’s leading healthcare design firms, CannonDesign’s team of architects, engineers, experiential designers, planners and clinicians help our clients navigate through the ever-changing healthcare market to create physical environments and operational strategies that prepare them for the future. In 2017, Fast Company named CannonDesign one of the “10 most innovative architecture firms in the world,” recognizing our innovative and influential role in transforming healthcare.

Unique to CannonDesign, our design process is fueled not only by design experience, but by a comprehensive understanding of the constraints and opportunities that shape the healthcare marketplace. CannonDesign is the only architecture firm with a practicing physician in a leadership role. Our team of clinicians, nurses, analysts and healthcare strategists ensure every project we design is not only beautifully designed, but achieves our clients’ performance goals, delivering measurable improvements to patient care and a clear ROI consistent with their definition of value.

Additionally, our industry-leading experience in the education, science and workplace markets allows our designers to share best practices from other markets and apply them to healthcare projects.

CannonDesign has offices in Abu Dhabi, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Los Angeles, Montreal, Mumbai, New York, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington DC.

For more information visit www.cannondesign.com


No other goal is as significant as keeping our entire population healthier. At the same time no other goal is as complex. A central pillar of our health systems and communities, hospitals traditionally provide the critical infrastructure and access point to health services for Canadians. However, we are moving to an era during which hospitals must be associated with wellness and resilience rather than illness and vulnerability; design and operational decisions must facilitate interactions between traditional providers and the broader community to support individuals to improve the trajectory of their lives. There remains a compelling need to disrupt long established models of care and service delivery to drive more effective and efficient services for patients - industry trends have resulted in a significant increase in demand for Ambulatory Care services.

The global healthcare environment and any considerations for future generations will be dependent upon the decisions that are made on investments in the infrastructure today. Creating a health system that meets the needs of individuals - addressing the full spectrum of health and wellness needs for a population as opposed to those delivering episodic procedures or illness-focused care – requires unprecedented collaboration and a willingness to disrupt the status quo. An organization that effectively positions itself for the future, will be able to determine how best to answer the question, “What level of investment in what type of health care infrastructure really provides value from a health and social outcomes perspective?”

To help health services organizations make the most of this critical investment, Deloitte leverages the expertise of local and global specialists who have experienced the challenges and captured the benefits of successful activation services across health organizations internationally, in a dedicated service: Health Services Activation. Working alongside you, our professionals will help you to navigate the planning process and develop a robust strategy to optimize the benefits you will ultimately realize as you define your vision for your new health space - including enhanced efficiency, care, accountability, and contract compliance.

For more information contact Lyn Baluyot via email (lbaluyot@deloitte.ca) or via telephone (416-874-3464).


Fengate is a leading alternative investment manager focused on infrastructure, private equity and real estate. With offices in Toronto, Oakville, Vancouver, New York and Houston, Fengate has a proven track record of successful investments, projects and partnerships, establishing the firm as one of the most active real asset investors in North America.

We are proud to have a strong roster of investments within the social infrastructure sector, including the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Ecotex Healthcare Linen Services, Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgical Centre, Kingston Providence Care Hospital, Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Sault Area Hospital, St. Joseph Regional Mental Health Centre, Surrey Memorial Hospital, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, William Osler Health Centre and the Woodstock General Hospital.

In 2011, Fengate made a strategic decision to build a dedicated, in-house asset management team providing industry-leading facility management services — a true differentiator. This in-house capability enables Fengate to proactively manage our infrastructure assets and engage with our clients, ensuring all projects reach their full potential.

The firm has been recognized as one of “Canada’s Best Managed Companies” since 2007. A committed member of the Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure, Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships, Performance Based Building Coalition and National Council for Public-Private Partnerships.

For more information visit www.fengate.com


Expand the boundaries of healthcare

Mobile healthcare facilities offer an excellent resource for providers across the globe, who are facing mounting pressure in a number of areas. Demand for high quality, efficient patient services is growing, often faster than infrastructure projects can be instated to meet these requirements.

Q-bital mobile facilities provide additional capacity to help alleviate a bottleneck in patient flow, whether that is through increased demand for elective procedures or through lack of bed space availability. This improved patient flow can free up hospital resources through an increase in efficiency, helping to maintain treatment targets and to release pressure on internal hospital systems.

Additional capacity can also provide a means to maintain operational resilience during refurbishment periods. For hospitals with no alternative facilities available, closing a theatre or ward for refurbishment can mean a losing control over patient treatment pathways as well as a loss of revenue. A mobile facility is ideal to offset this loss of capacity in the short term, particularly where infrastructure projects may not be a cost effective or efficient undertaking.

Utilising mobile facilities allows healthcare providers to plan for a flexible, reliable response to capacity pressures, whether those are seasonal or due to planned infrastructure changes. It enables hospitals to provide treatment for their patients on their existing site, delivered by their own staff. The benefits when compared to the traditional method of outsourcing to external providers because of insufficient capacity are numerous.

For more information about Q-bital facilities, visit www.q-bital.com


Leading The Way in Healthcare With Expertise & Innovation

With over 50 years of Audio / Visual experience, Nationwide AV is the go-to organization that delivers the most immersive, collaborative and robust solutions to the Healthcare and Hospital industry in Canada.

We know that your patient’s health is your number one priority. Our priority is ensuring that your hospital is equipped with the best technology quickly and on budget, so that you can deliver the care your patients need.

The possibilities and technology we offer to hospitals is endless.

  • Video Conferencing Technology
  • Video Walls, Displays, Digital Signage
  • PA Systems
  • Nurse Paging Systems
  • Immersive Meeting Spaces
  • Multipurpose Event Spaces
  • And more

Along with our 50+ year history, it is our incredible team of highly certified experts are that sets us apart. We are CTS gold certified, a premier partner and a Microsoft partner. Add those to our list of over 350 strategic and technical partners and you’ll see why Nationwide has the resources to give you more than a solution that just works – we give you the right solution for your project.

Begin your experience with Nationwide Audio Visual and find out why hospitals like Mackenzie Vaughan (Canada’s First Smart Hospital) chose us by visiting www.nationwideav.com/


Since 1935, Perkins+Will has collaborated with globally recognized clients to set world standards for design innovation and exceptional service. We approach every project with the objective of creating an environment that is responsive to all participants, and actively improves the social, economic, environmental and human health of cities. Our work successfully fuses efficient healing environments with evidence-based design and research. Our practice is dedicated to creating facilities that address innovative care delivery methods, future-focused adaptability and design excellence, all in the context of schedule and budget. Transformative planning and design, innovative operational and medical planning, and proven technical project delivery are hallmarks of our practice.

Perkins+Will understands how important our environments are to the physical, social, and spiritual wellbeing of their inhabitants. This belief, that architecture must be shaped by the needs of the people it serves, is at the core of our design philosophy.

Perkins+Will is ranked #1 in the world for healthcare interiors by lnterior Design Magazine. We were recently awarded the 2015 National Planning Excellence Award for our work and influence in planning throughout North America.

For more information visit http://ca.perkinswill.com


Founded in 1951, EllisDon is a world-leading construction and building services company with revenues in excess of $4 billion in projects annually. With approximately 2,600 employees EllisDon delivers construction expertise to clients around the globe and boasts several offices across North America, the Middle East, and South America. EllisDon has elevated the humblest beginnings to a strong national and international presence.

Since its inception EllisDon has evolved from a general contractor to a multi-faceted company that can deliver any aspect of a project. EllisDon employs a ‘cradle-to-grave’ approach, delivering all aspects of project development, financing, construction, operations and life cycle/rehabilitation. Known for its innovative people and best-inclass practices, EllisDon is the driving force behind some of the most original, exciting projects in the world.

These industry leading methodologies coupled with the company’s core values have earned EllisDon many repeated accolades recognizing their multi-faceted success. Some of their most notable awards include Deloitte’s 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada, Aon Hewitt’s 50 Best Employers in Canada, Canada’s Top 100 Employers, and Canada’s Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures presented by Waterstone.

When it comes to healthcare, EllisDon spares no effort pouring every in-house resource and experience to create some of the most state-of-the-art facilities in the country. As one of the leading healthcare builders and service providers in the world, it has completed over 300 healthcare projects across the globe with a combined construction value in excess of $15.6 billion. Over $7.5 billion of that value has been on P3 healthcare projects.

Whatever the circumstance, or delivery method, EllisDon’s healthcare model is the prototype for the most intuitive and high performance facilities.

For more information visit ellisdon.com


Plenary is an independent long-term investor, sponsor and operator of public infrastructure.

We have become North America’s leading specialized developer of long-term partnership projects, with a project portfolio of CAD$16.85 billion across both Canada and the United States, including 30 projects in the health, transportation, defence, justice, education and government accommodation sectors.

We adopt a holistic approach to delivering our projects by embracing finance, planning, design, construction, complementary commercial development and asset management operations.

Plenary creates community assets that offer value for money for governments and taxpayers, and we actively manage the performance of our projects with an uncompromising focus on lifecycle performance. As a result, governments and public sector agencies look to our team to be a trusted and authoritative voice in undertaking public infrastructure that meets the genuine needs and aspirations of a community.

With 18 operational projects, our reputation is built on having delivered diverse and challenging privately-financed public infrastructure projects, and we pride ourselves on innovation and finding new ways to overcome traditional obstacles.

We bring infrastructure to life.

For more information, please visit www.plenarygroup.com


PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centres. PCL is the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in North America.

Backed by PCL’s 100 year legacy, and with more than four decades of experience in Southwestern Ontario’s dynamic construction market, the Toronto office is PCL’s largest district with more than 550 of the construction industry’s most-talented professionals and an annual construction volume of more than $1.0B. More than builders, we are construction partners who are passionate about what we do, and our partners’ success. We pride ourselves in being solution providers.

PCL’s experience delivering hospital projects with tight timelines and significant complexities has led to the development of numerous innovations in mechanical and electrical coordination, application of virtual and modular construction techniques, user group coordination, equipment procurement and installation processes, as well as an acute understanding of clinical functionality, evidence-based design and infection prevention and control, all without compromising schedule.

For more information, visit PCL.com/Toronto.


Building infrastructure requirements run deep within Canada’s aging healthcare system. Deteriorating building systems are the root cause of energy inefficiency and create equipment failures that negatively impact clinical operations. Reduced access to capital has caused escalating deferred maintenance budgets with no relief or strategies which can reduce the risk to eventual failure. Resetting building efficiency is only achievable when robust capital programs based on a prioritized list of needs are strategically deployed and integrated into the long term financial plan for the hospital.

Johnson Controls’ expertise in building environments allows us to evaluate available efficiencies that can be realized to drive savings and produce cash flow to repay required capital costs. Large infrastructure requirements can be funded through a Public-Private-Partnership (P3) initiative through a customized Design, Retrofit, Finance, Maintain business model. A holistic approach to infrastructure issues allows for the hospital to refresh its appearance while improving building performance under a long term service payment structure. This business model has been adapted from the new construction market which has provided $10 billion in new hospital facilities across Canada.

Johnson Controls helps create smart building environments through planning, construction management, operations, systems maintenance, energy management and facility management services. Our expertise in technology innovation and integration, including IT infrastructure and wireless, provides health care organizations with the most appropriate, cost-effective technology to optimize performance and productivity.

Johnson Controls plays a pivotal role in guaranteeing long term costs of Operations & Maintenance, Life Cycle and Energy Performance in over a dozen major P3 DBFM projects across Canada. We understand the risk of operating healthcare environments and work in the design phase of a project to integrate Johnson Controls building technologies necessary to deliver sustainable operating results. Each new project has helped us better understand healthcare environments and gain the necessary experience required to understand your issues. Whatever challenges you face, we can help you build a financial solution that best suits the needs of your operation. We can help you utilize your budget more effectively and guarantee benefits from energy, operational, environmental and infrastructure improvements to pay for upgrades and renovations.

To learn how we can improve your clinical, financial and operational outcomes, please contact your Johnson Controls’ office or visit us at http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.


WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Transportation & Infrastructure, Property & Buildings, Environment, Industry, Resources (including Mining and Oil & Gas) and Energy sectors, as well as offering project and program delivery and advisory services. With approximately 48 000 talented people in offices around the world, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.



A hospital is never just a building – it’s a place that touches patients and their families at critical moments in their lives. At WSP we put their wellbeing at the heart of our designs. Whether we’re providing hospital engineering for a landmark project or updating a community clinic, our teams strive to create warm and supportive environments for patients, visitors and staff.

Our people-centred approach is coupled with a commitment to clinical excellence. And it’s a combination that has won us roles on some of the world’s most advanced hospitals. We are proud of our long record of providing innovative, efficient and sensitive solutions, carefully aligned to our clients’ therapeutic vision and model of care.

Our experts understand what it takes to create a world-class facility. From accommodating state-of-the-art technologies alongside complementary cancer therapies to meeting the diverse needs of acute care patients under one roof, or making sure children’s clinics have tamper-proof features; we know how to tailor global best practice to suit every project.

However demanding a project may be, we thrive on the challenge. Our goal is always to find the most sustainable, efficient solutions, so that our clients can offer the best possible care to their communities – today and for the future.


For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Martin Rissin | Tel: 647-557-9741 | mrissin@ensembleiq.com


Registration/check-in, welcome reception, dinner: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Breakfast: 8:00 to 9:00 am
Sessions: 9:00 to 3:45 pm
Cocktail reception and gala dinner : 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Breakfast: 8:00 to 9:00 am
Morning sessions: 9:00 to 11:30 am
Buffet lunch: 11:30 am to 12:30


Kingbridge Conference Centre & Hotel
12750 Jane Street
King City, ON, L7B 1A3
Tel:. (905) 468-2195
Toll Free: 1-888-669-5566
Direction from Toronto


For sponsorship inquiries, please contact:

Martin Rissin, Brand Director, Healthcare
mrissin@ensembleiq.com | Tel: 647-557-9741

For event editorial inquiries, please contact:

Barry Fitzgerald, Director, Conference Programming
bfitzgerald@ensembleiq.com | Tel: 647-558-0515

For registration inquiries, please contact us:

HIS@canadianhealthcarenetwork.ca | Tel: 647-557-5076