About Us: The Joint Centre for Bioethics

The University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) is a partnership between the University of Toronto and affiliated healthcare organizations. The JCB studies important ethical, health-related topics through research and clinical activities. The JCB is a network of over 180 multidisciplinary professionals seeking to improve health care standards at both national and international levels. At the JCB, theory is put into practice.


Our mission is to provide leadership in bioethics research, education, practice and public engagement.


The University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB)...

  • was formed in 1995, and is a partnership among the University of Toronto and 15 healthcare organizations in the Greater Toronto Area
  • is a network of over 215 members, approximately 30 of whom work full-time in bioethics
  • represents the largest multi-disciplinary group of in-hospital bioethicists in Canada
  • has trained over 150 students through its two bioethics graduate programs
  • has published more than 500 articles and obtained more than $28 million in research grants
  • obtained funding in 2001 and 2005 from the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide bioethics training to 20 faculty from developing countries
  • receives funding from four sources: government (56%), academic institutions (37%), individuals and foundations (4%), and private sector (3%)
  • was named the first Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Collaborating Centre for Bioethics in 15 years 
JCB review cover

JCB Self-Study pdf

(Large file. Set for double-sided printing)

JCB 10-Year Report cover

JCB 10-Year Report pdf

JCB 10-Year Report cover

JCB Biennial Report 2014-2016 pdf


DLSPH Statement on Equity, Diversity and Excellence pdf