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Call for Proposals

Spreading evidence from paper into practice often requires large investments of time, resources and knowledge.

ARTIC breaks down the barriers that commonly prevent uptake using a model that is based on five enablers: focusing on interventions that have the potential for high impact; educating and training; guiding and facilitating; providing executive support and encouraging champions; creating a clear governance structure; and evaluation.

Its proven infrastructure brings evidence-based care faster and more consistently to more people in Ontario and is now a resource for all health care organizations across Ontario.

ARTIC was originally developed by the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) and is now co-led in partnership with Health Quality Ontario. Together with CAHO, we extend an annual call for proposals for high-impact interventions that improve patient outcomes and quality of care.

The ARTIC 2017 call for proposals

Last year’s ARTIC 2016 call for proposals attracted our largest response to date – thank you for your interest and excellent submissions. We will be profiling the project selected in the near future, so continue to follow ARTIC and watch this space to learn more about our newly funded initiatives. 

We are also currently preparing our next call for proposals and expect to launch in Fall/Winter 2017. If you would like to be notified about the 2017 call for proposals or learn more about the ARTIC Program, please email

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