Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (IC/ES) is an independent non-profit organization that houses data as well as undertakes research on a wide variety of health care issues.  Administrative data housed by IC/ES includes hospitalizations, data from continuing care and ambulatory care centres, drug benefit programs (ODB) and physician claims (OHIP). There is an annual linkage with the Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences (IC/ES), which includes health services utilization, mortality and other provincial databases. The OHTN will only authorize a linkage through the review and approval of a Research Project Proposal.

The Canadian HIV Observational Cohort (CANOC) Collaborative Research Centre

The CANOC cohort, which consists of eleven clinical cohorts from British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland, provides researchers with the analytic power to conduct large and detailed analyses of HIV treatment outcomes that would not be possible within individual cohorts.

Priority Populations

The Ontario HIV/AIDS Strategy recognizes five populations in Ontario most affected by HIV; at-risk women, Indigenous communities, people living with HIV, men who have sex with men, African, Caribbean and Black communities, and people who use drugs. Most people living with HIV in Ontario are part of one or more of these populations, and most new infections occur to individuals from the communities. The OHTN Cohort Study works in collaboration with four key stakeholders involved in the community-based response to HIV: The Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH), The Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative (WHAI), the African and Caribbean Council for HIV and AIDS in Ontario (ACCHO), and The Ontario Aboriginal HIV and AIDS Strategy (OAHAS).