Documents & Resources

COVID-19 Resources

The Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN), through its committees and member institutions, have developed guidance and resources to support academic health science centres in managing challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.


TAHSN Learner Orientation Guidelines and Sample Welcome Letter
TAHSN Welcome Letter Template (MS Word file)
August 2020

Recommendations developed by the TAHSNe Leaner Engagement Orientation Task Force to support an excellent student experience by providing timely and relevant information to learners before they start their clinical placement. The overall goal is to create consistent communication for learners across TAHSN.


TAHSN Perceptions of Orientation of Health Professional Learners - Summary Report and Recommendations
January 2018

Report summarizing the findings and recommendations specific to learners’experiences related to orientation across TAHSN. A qualitative study which identified key aspects of learners' orientation and facilitated understanding of learners' perception of preparedness for clinical placement.


TAHSN Person Centered Language for Responsive Behaviours
December 2016

Guidance on person centred language which promots the use of language that is specific, objective, respectful and free of judgement or biaswhen describing behaviors. Document is intended to serve as a framework for hospitals to facilitate a shared understanding of the language used to describe responsive behaviours amongst inter-professional staff and care providers.