Strategic Direction #2

Advance Social Accountability


To embed social accountability throughout NOSM with a focus on measurable, transformative, and sustainable change in health-care systems for Northern Ontario.


Social accountability defines NOSM. Through the value of social accountability, NOSM graduates, faculty, learners and staff lead health-system transformation in Northern Ontario.


Integrated, customised, evidence-based, holistic health-care service models for Northern Ontario

    Advance relevant, high quality, cost-effective and equitable health-care system transformation at the federal, provincial and territorial levels.

    Be the crucible for solution focussed conversations that transform the Northern Ontario health-care systems.

    Lead the development of Northern Ontario centered policies that improve population-based health indicators.

    Social Accountability in everything we do

      Align education programs with societal and community needs.

      Graduates are leaders that transform health-care systems and improve population health outcomes

      Address the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and the Expert Panel Review

      Recognition as a change agent for social accountability

      Lead advocacy and community engagement that is grounded in the community under a true co-creation model.

      Enhance and renew relationships, communications and community outreach.

      Curriculum renewal to embed socially accountable content, research into disease determinants, and advances in models of health-care delivery in Francophone, Indigenous, rural and remote areas.

      Develop a global health strategy founded in the principles of social accountability.