Touchstone Institute

Building Pathways
…. for professional development
…. for health system improvement
…. for public confidence


Your Partner in Excellence since 2007

Touchstone Institute builds pathways to excellence for healthcare professionals, thus fostering a resilient, responsive, and sustainable health system. Since establishment in 2007, we have been facilitating access to practice in Ontario for internationally educated health professionals through evaluation and orientation programs and services.

Today, Touchstone Institute is recognized as Canada’s largest assessment centre of its kind. Working with a network of partners, we support clinicians to strengthen clinical and related competencies over time. ​

Also central to our work is the development and delivery of qualifying exams on behalf of partners, such as the Medical Council of Canada and the Canadian Fertility & Andrology Society.

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Impact By The Numbers

health disciplines and counting

specialized services to assess and integrate health professionals


active partnerships

healthcare professionals assessed since 2013

“Touchstone Institute is a very strong partner in addressing health human resources challenges. Touchstone consistently delivers innovative programs that ensure nurses and other health professionals can demonstrate and strengthen their competencies and gain new expertise. Touchstone is a leader in the competency assessment of health professionals, which is essential in ensuring quality care and improving patient safety.”

Leigh Chapman, RN, PhD
Chief Nursing Officer of Canada
Former Nursing Assessor and Item Writer, Touchstone Institute


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