Holland Bloorview continues to earn industry accolades across a number of dimensions as noted below.

Greater Toronto's Top 2022 Employers award seal
2022 Canada's Best Diverse Employers award seal
Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospital award seal
Rick Hansen Foundation award seal
2021 Gold Quill Award seal
Accreditation Canada seal

2021-2022 Awards

2022 Canada’s Best Diversity Employers
Holland Bloorview was named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for the first time. This award recognizes employers that demonstrate strategic focus on inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility within the workplace.

Greater Toronto’s Top 2022 Employers
Holland Bloorview was named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for the 12th consecutive year. Holland Bloorview was recognized for its commitment to development and learning along with hospital initiatives and programs.

2021 Certification Employer Recognition Award
Holland Bloorview was recognized by the Canadian Nurses Associate (CNA) for its support of the certification program and CNA-certified nurses. This prestigious annual award was created to honour exceptional employees who have gone above and beyond to support the certification process.

Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospital
Holland Bloorview was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals for the 10th year in a row. Holland Bloorview is ranked at #34 this year. Holland Bloorview took second place in the Researcher Intensive Organization category for small-tier hospitals and third place for hospital intensity.

2022 Rick Hansen Foundation – Accessibility Certification
Holland Bloorview was named one of the most accessible buildings in Canada and received a gold certification, the highest level possible. The Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification program is a rating system measuring the accessibility of buildings and sites, encouraging Universal Design Principles.

2021 Accredited with Exemplary Standing – Accreditation Agrément Canada
Holland Bloorview received a perfect score on Accreditation Canada’s quality and safety survey for the third consecutive year.

2021 International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) – Toronto Ovation Award
Diversity and Inclusion – Accessibility award for Dear Everybody, Year 4

2021 AToMiC Diversity Bronze Award
Communications and Marketing Excellence for Dear Everybody, Year 4

2021 Best of the Best – International Association of Business Communicators, Gold Quill Award of Excellence
Communication Management: Diversity and Inclusion for Dear Everybody, Year 4

Individual Awards

2021 Holland Family Professorship in Acquired Brain Injury
Dr. Shannon Scratch

2021 Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by Women’s Executive Network (WXN)
Julia Hanigsberg

2021 Jake’s Award
Brendan Prince

2021 Faculty of Medicine Graduate Teaching Award
Deryk Beal

2021 Association for Healthcare Philanthropy 40 Under 40 Program
Ashleigh Saith


Holland Bloorview establishes first imaging bank for kids with disabilities
A new MRI imaging bank launched in partnership with Bloorview Research Institute (BRI) thanks to a Canada Foundation Innovation John Evans Leaders Fund grant.

$32 million goal achieved for Bloorview Research Institute expansion
Thanks to the generosity of donors, Holland Bloorview Foundation announces its achievement of the $32 million fundraising goal.

Bloorview Research Institute joins Maternal Infant Child and Youth Research Network (MICYRN)
The BRI joined the MICYRN allowing them to enhance clinical trials and studies.

Holland Bloorview partner in supporting international collaboration in autism research
Holland Bloorview partnered with the Autism Sharing Initiative, an international collaboration for precision healthcare research for autism.

Family foundation contributes more than $1 million to neurodevelopment research
The Azrieli Foundation gifted the BRI with a $1 million contribution toward neurodevelopment research.

Expertscape ranks BRI clinician scientists as among world’s top experts in cerebral palsy, autism among other areas

Learn more about Expertscape

Dr. Darcy Fehlings

  • Ranked top 0.1% of experts in cerebral palsy globally over last 10 years
  • Placed top 0.1% of experts in chronic brain damage during same period

Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou

  • Ranked top 0.1% of experts in autism
  • Placed top 0.1% of experts in tops of autistic disorders, neurodevelopment disorders and pervasive child development disorders

Pursuit Awards for outstanding contributions

Learn more about the 2021 Pursuit Awards

Awarded for contributions made in childhood disability research

  1. First place: Dr. Dianne Macdonald, McGill University, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
  2. Second place: Dr. Victoria Sherman, University of Toronto, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute
  3. Third place: Dr. Karen Hurtubise, Université de Sherbrooke, School of Rehabilitation