The OIS has established several formal partnerships:


The Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration

TheTAAAC was established in 2008 as a multidisciplinary educational initiative between Uof T and Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. Its mandate is aimed at building and strengthening capacity in medical, social, political, and technological domains. Each year, Departmental faculty provide hands-on skill training, course lectures, and resident/PhD supervision. The TAAAC has a well-established governance model.


The Children of Chornobyl Canadian Fund: Pediatric FellowshipProgram

Th eCCCF is a registered charity that provides humanitarian aid to victims of the1986 Chornobyl nuclear disaster. In 2013, the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto formally launched the Ukraine Pediatric Fellowship Program. Together, they are providing critical care to those affected and specialized medical training to Ukrainian physicians. 


Greg Wilkins Barrick Chair in International Surgery

Dr. Mark Bernstein (Neurosurgery, UHN) was appointed to the Greg Wilkins Barrick Chairin International Surgery in 2011. With an already impressive resume of global involvement, Dr. Bernstein is able to use his Chair support to enable students in participating in international surgical educational missions and completing Global Health Professional Masters degrees in International Surgery. 


The A.K Prakash Foundational Fellowship in International Medicine

A generous gift from Toronto-based art enthusiast Ash Prakash to the Departmentof Surgery has enabled many surgeons from developing countries to gain experience in Toronto hospitals that has profound life-saving effects on local communities when they return to their home countries. This unique gift facilitates knowledge transfer and immediate clinical impact.


The Bethune Round Table 
This is a unique conference that draws together medical students, residents, surgeons and allied health professionals from across Canada and around the world. The BRT is the first and only international scientific meeting dedicated to the issues of surgical education and research for development. Since its inception in 2000, the BRT has served to build a Canadian consensus on international surgery, it has stimulated the development of international surgery at other Canadian Universities and it has built up Canada's international profile among surgeons from developing countries. 

The BRT is supported by the Canadian Network forInternational Surgery and the Canadian International Development Agency.