Brampton City Council has voted in favour of a $1 million planning grant to help fund Ryerson’s School of Medicine in the city. 

The city funding matches the $1 million grant from the province earlier this year to support Ryerson’s School of Medicine proposal. The proposal will detail Ryerson’s approach to health education, with a focus on primary care, expanded use of technology to better meet patient needs, inter-professional practice and the provision of culturally sensitive care. 

The funding also enables the university to collaborate with Brampton in identifying potential locations, including Brampton’s Innovation District, as the future site for the medical school. 

“We welcome the expansion of more post-secondary opportunities to meet the needs of Brampton’s young, diverse and rapidly-growing community. This opportunity to invest in the Ryerson School of Medicine has come at a significant time for the City, as COVID-19 has intensified our need for equitable health care services,” said Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown. “The Ryerson School of Medicine in Brampton will ensure that the next generation of health care practitioners can train locally in our city, in programs like disease prevention and health promotion; home care; and, acute care hospital services. Historically, Brampton has not received its fair share of funding in health care services resulting in hospital overcrowding and hallway medicine. An investment in the Ryerson School of Medicine gives the City of Brampton an opportunity to change that.”

For more information about Ryerson University’s School of Medicine proposal, visit: https://www.ryerson.ca/brampton/school-of-medicine/.

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