Kevin Reel

Kevin Reel
Ethicist, Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre

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Kevin is the ethicist at the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre. After completing the JCB Fellowship in Clinical and Organizational Ethics, Kevin was the ethicist at Southlake Regional Health Centre and Mackenzie Health from 2009-2014 and at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health from 2014-2016.


Kevin began studying medical ethics as an undergraduate in occupational therapy at the University of Toronto (UofT). He went on to complete a PG Diploma in healthcare ethics at the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics at King's College, London, UK (2001) and an MSc in Medical Ethics at Imperial College, London, UK (2002). He subsequently served as a member of the Thames Valley Multi-centre Research Ethics Committee for three years before returning to Toronto. He also gained a postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education from Oxford Brookes University, where he was Senior Lecturer, OT Field Chair and Acting Director of Pre-Qualifying Programmes. Subsequently, he worked as Education Development Manager for the College of Occupational Therapists in the United Kingdom until his return to Toronto in 2008.


Kevin is a Past Chair of PHEEP (Practicing Healthcare Ethicists Exploring Professionalization), now known as the Canadian Association of Practicing Healthcare Ethicists - Association canadienne des éthiciens en soins de santé (CAPHE-ACESS).


A registered occupational therapist, Kevin is an Assistant Professor and Graduate Faculty Member in the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at UofT. He is a Faculty member of the Global Institute for Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-life Care and a member of the Ethics Review Board of Public Health Ontario. Kevin has also been an active member of the JCB Task Force on Medical Assistance in Dying since it began.