Advancing innovative
healthcare with
compassion at its core

Healthcare practitioners, leaders, educators, and medical historians:

Join a one-of-a-kind group. With our funding and support, you’ll contribute to a rich body of work and advance inquiry, system change, and your career.

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Our Focus Areas

These two areas foster a Canadian healthcare system that's advancing technologically, while staying rooted in compassion and an understanding of our medical history. In each area, we support crucial activities in research education, leadership, and clinical practice.


Bringing compassion into modern, technology-driven care


The history of medicine

Featured news, events, resources

New Fellowship Develops Human-Centred Leaders in AI for Health

Artificial intelligence promises to have a huge impact on Canadian health care –  and faculty at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health are working now to train leaders who can realize its benefits. In partnership with AMS Healthcare, DLSPH has launched The AMS-Fitzgerald Fellowship in AI and Human-Centred Leadership – the first…

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AMS Announces 2022 Fellows in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence

AMS Healthcare is excited to announce the 2022 Research Fellows in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence. These 13 outstanding individuals, from across multiple disciplines, have been selected by an external expert review panel as leaders and innovators to address the challenges facing healthcare. The “AMS Compassion and AI” program focusses on promoting the integration of digital…

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AMS Healthcare Announces 2022 History of Medicine and Healthcare Award Recipients

AMS is very pleased to announce our five 2022 research grant and fellowship award recipients joining the collective of over 50 historians that have received post doctoral fellowships, doctoral completion awards and project grants since the program’s inception in 2015. The AMS History of Medicine and Healthcare Awards Program promotes scholarship, teaching, and public interest…

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AMS Healthcare Invitational Conference

The Future of Work: Embedding Technology in A Compassionate Healthcare Team AMS Healthcare Invitational Conference We are bringing together Ontario’s policy and system leaders, as well as professional and citizen leaders, for an inspiring day of discussion and debate about how technology is and will  impact the healthcare workforce. We are emerging from the pandemic with a desperate need for…

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AMS Announces 2022 Compassion and Artificial Intelligence Grant Awardees

AMS Healthcare is very pleased to announce the 2022 awardees in our Compassion and AI Grants funding program. These six remarkable scientists in our 3rd cadre of recipients, and their multidisciplinary teams, were selected by an external expert review panel and join the sixteen other projects we have funded in 2020 and 2021. Their collective work will…

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Longwoods Breakfast Series

Longwoods Breakfast Series with the Chiefs Digital Compassion: Do you have a choice? Watch this riveting panel discussion (Taped on May 17th, 2022). Featuring AMS Community Members: Brian Hodges, AMS Strategic Advisor, David Wiljer, AMS Funding Recipient, Gillian Strudwick, AMS Board member and Moderated by AMS Board Member, Will Falk

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Get Funding

Get funding for your research and projects in:

  • Compassion and healthcare technology
  • The history of medicine

See what's available through our grants, fellowships, awards, and other project support

Access Resources

We're proud to share outcomes from a high-profile research community that's improving healthcare. Our resources come from AMS-sponsored researchers and project leads. Find research papers, briefing documents, articles, and videos to help you move your work forward.

What our friends and funding recipients say about us

The AMS Fellowship is a step that can make all the difference. My AMS Fellowship gave me the opportunity to put the spotlight on compassion whenever I was speaking to learners, educators, colleagues and patients. It gave my passion a legitimate home and introduced me to a community of like-minded people.

- Dr. Mala Joneja, Queen's University

AMS 2020 Fellow, Laura Desveaux, “I’m grateful that AMS sees the value in supporting my research to create a vision for the future of compassionate digital care.”

- Laura Desveaux, 2020 Compassion and Technology Fellow

“I’m thrilled to partner with AMS to study responsible innovation and artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare. Responsible innovation encourages us to engage a wide range of stakeholders to understand technology’s implications, including any unintended consequences.”

- Dr. Jay Shaw, 2018 Fellow