Strategic Enablers

People. Resources. Infrastructure. Resilience.   

NOSM will make strategic investments in our people, resources and infrastructure by living the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion; encouraging creativity; supporting the well-being of the NOSM community; rewarding innovation; and, eliminating bureaucracy. NOSM realizes ongoing growth and sustainability through its investment in its people, resources and infrastructure while investing in cutting edge technology and wellness for all our constituents.

Strategic Enablers #1

Valuing Our People

Advance faculty and staff renewal

Advance people and support strengths-based performance improvement by ensuring the right mix and number of people to deliver NOSM’s mandate.

Build capacity for tenured, tenure-track, Indigenous and Francophone faculty.

Become an employer of choice

Be one of Canada’s best employers through the advancement of talent management, recruitment and retention, faculty and staff development.

Build a culture of continuous learning and mentorship

Develop programs for staff professional development that foster life-long learning

Prepare and support faculty in their academic career progression to become leaders and change agents.

Value work-life balance and wellness across the entire school

Build a culture with a focus on wellness and work-life balance and inclusive learning and working environments.

Make NOSM a culturally and psychologically safe place to work and learn.

Confront racism and bigotry at all levels.

Build school spirit

Engage alumni to support NOSM through shared experiences with students, connecting with the alumni network and giving back to our Northern communities.

Manage our talent

Create leadership opportunities for staff, faculty and learners.

Develop and maintain mechanisms to reward and recognize high achieving CSD faculty, staff and students

Strategic Enablers #2

Managing Our Resources

Diversify our sources of revenue

Foster a culture of philanthropy and advancement.

Maintain continued fiscal diligence with best business practices.

Address our structural deficit.

Harness the unique strengths of being a not-for-profit corporation to seize new roles and contracts with government, and industry.

Strategic Enablers #3

Investing in Our Infrastructure

Manage space, technology and reduce our carbon footprint

Invest in and refresh the technology infrastructure for our education and research programs.

Invest in new cutting-edge technology to help us do our work – virtual reality, new web platforms, video interviewing and advanced communication platforms.

Develop a space master plan that incorporates expansion and increased needs along with modern HR approaches for shared workspaces, alternate work arrangements and healthy workplace.

Become a leader in internal practices that address ‘climate change’ and environmental health

Invest in data systems

Improve our system capacity in health analytics and quality improvement, through effective and responsible use of technology and data.

Demonstrate our impact on the health ecosystem in Northern Ontario with reliable data and credible leadership.

Lead the integration of a comprehensive data platform

Strategic Enablers #4

Sustaining Our Resilience

Build a culture of wellness, respect and equity

Create leadership positions in Equity and Inclusion and Wellness.

Develop strategies to advance health, wellbeing and resilience throughout the School.

Demonstrate that input from NOSM partners and stakeholders is valued and an integral aspect of our planning and execution.