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.

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.

healthcare

Bringing compassion into modern, technology-driven care

history

The history of medicine

Featured news, events, resources

AMS Healthcare Launches 2021 History Funding Streams


“What lessons can we learn from history to help shape the future of healthcare in Canada?” AMS Healthcare is Canada’s main source of support for the history of medicine, a discipline broadly defined as the study, analysis, and interpretation of past practices, philosophies, and/or epistemologies related to human health, healthcare, and/or disease or the education…

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AMS announces the release of groundbreaking reports on the future of aging in place


The design of our physical spaces matters more to psycho-social states of well-being than ever previously imagined. This report aims to understand the stock of rental apartment buildings (in Toronto) that qualify as NORCs.

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AMS announces 2020 Compassion and Artificial Intelligence Small Grants Awardees


These seven remarkable individuals, and their multidisciplinary teams, will help transform healthcare by ensuring that technologies are enabling of healthcare’s compassionate purpose.

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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

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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

“As a Hannah Chair, I will work to promote the discussion of the inherent, constitutional, Treaty and international rights of all Indigenous Peoples and communities; and the protection of traditional knowledge and medicines from appropriation.”

- Dr. Darrel Manitowabi, Hannah Chair in the History of Indigenous Health and Indigenous Traditional Medicine

“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