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Revitalizing HPA-OHT Workforce Through Innovative Summer Program

The Discovery Healthcare summer camp, led by the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University, presents a unique pathway for high school students interested in healthcare careers.

In alignment with the HPA-OHT strategic priorities focused on revitalizing the HPA-OHT workforce, we encourage organizations to share this opportunity that underscores our commitment to nurturing the future of healthcare professionals in our region.

Discovery Healthcare fosters an early interest in healthcare professions among youth, offering them a comprehensive learning experience through workshops, lectures, and real-world exposure. By engaging with local youth, we contribute to their personal and professional growth and invest in our communities’ long-term health and well-being.

Dr. Victor Ng, Assistant Dean of Distributed Education, encapsulates the spirit of the camp: “Through a dynamic blend of interactive workshops, expert lectures and fun, Discovery Healthcare Camp not only strives to ignite a passion for health and medical sciences but also cultivates a spirit of curiosity and leadership among participants.” This initiative is not just a summer program; in other words, it’s a stepping stone toward building a resilient, knowledgeable, and passionate future healthcare workforce.

Week 1: July 8 to July 12, 2024

  • Goderich: Partnering with Gateway Centre for Excellence in Rural Health, the camp will take place at Camp Klahanie, located at 33620 Black’s Point Road, Central Huron.
  • Other locations during this week include:
    • Chatham: Chatham Kent Health Alliance
    • Sarnia: Bluewater Health
    • St. Thomas: St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital


Week 2: July 15 to July 19, 2024

  • Stratford: In collaboration with Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance, the camp session will be held at HPHA Stratford General Hospital, situated at 46 General Hospital Drive, Stratford.
  • Additional sessions for this week include:
    • Owen Sound: Brightshores Health System
    • Windsor: University of Windsor, Dr. Murray O’Neil Medical Education Centre
    • Woodstock: Woodstock General Hospital

We encourage our member organizations and community partners in Huron Perth to support and promote these local sessions of the Discovery Healthcare Summer Camp. By doing so, we contribute to a sustainable healthcare workforce and ensure that our communities continue to benefit from high-quality care and innovation.

Please visit the Discovery Healthcare Summer Camp website for more information on the camp and how to get involved.

This is an opportunity to inspire the next generation; it is a strategic move toward strengthening our healthcare system from the ground up.