Emerging Leader Forum

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Program Description:

HIMSS and ELF have partnered to bring a new mentorship program to the Canadian Health Technology sector. Open all those interested, this program looks to pair today’s seasoned leadership with tomorrow’s health leaders. All early to mid career health professionals are invited to apply as mentees, and all those at least 5 years in to their career are invited to apply as mentor


about us


Emerging Leader Forum (ELF) is a community of healthcare professionals that come together to learn from experts in the healthcare industry, refine skills and cultivate ideas on how we can transform and improve healthcare. Based in Toronto, ELF provides early to mid-level healthcare professionals with a venue for discussion, debate, networking and education to help develop the next generation of healthcare leaders.


HIMSS is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of health through information and technology. As a mission driven non-profit, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers on best practices in health information and technology.



how it works

Once the application period has closed, ELF and HIMSS will begin matching eligible mentor and mentee candidates. Mentors and mentees will join a closed community where they will be able to engage in dialogue with one another. Matched pairs will also begin their 1:1 connections. ELF and HIMSS will be providing prompts to have the community and pairs engage in discussion. Mentors and mentees are expected to commit to a 6 month relationship, consisting of chat through the mentorship platform and in-person meetings if able.

Please note: due to the high volume of applications, we may not find you a match this mentorship cycle, however the ELF team will inform you either way. In this scenario you will be given a high priority in the next mentorship cycle should you choose to reapply.


As a mentor or mentee, you bring your wealth of experience to strengthen our health system and build diverse leaders that will accelerate the future of healthcare. We welcome you to join HIMSS and ELF in launching Canadian mentorship in health technology innovation.

Click below to apply to the ELF x HIMSS Mentorship Program!


Mentee applications are now closed. Keep an eye out next year!

Mentor applications are open for our second round!