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Health Care Sector

St. Catharines offers an impressive health and wellness network driven by public and private organizations, research resources and academic institutions.

Focus on Healthcare

Highlighted by a new state-of-the-art hospital, as well as recent investments by Brock University, Niagara College and McMaster University, the health care sector is among the fastest growing industries in the city today.

A critical mass of health care assets is coming together in St. Catharines, through the Niagara Health System, Brock University’s Cairns Family Health and Biosciences Research Complex, Brock’s incubation spaces, and McMaster University’s medical campus.

The next steps are to strengthen collaboration and networks and to build a critical mass through partnerships in the Hamilton-Niagara-Buffalo corridor.

An Emerging, Growing Cluster

1 Billion Dollars Invested - 1 Million Sq. Ft. of Care

New St. Catharines Hospital

  • 980,000-square-foot LEED Silver certified complex
  • cancer center, including three radiation bunkers
  • mental health center with long-term mental health beds
  • 80% of rooms are private
  • 375 beds, healing gardens, ponds, and walking paths

St. Catharines Hosptal

Objective
Grow an innovative health care sector

Action 1

Retain & Strengthen

Retain and strengthen the presence of existing firms via the city’s corporate calling program.

Action 2

Collaborate & Build Networks

Create/collaborate and build networks that can identify and commercialize products and processes and assist with the growth of a health care science cluster surrounding the existing hospital, given appropriately zoned lands.

Action 3

Identify New Opportunities

Partnerships may include McMaster University, Niagara Health System, Brock University, Niagara College, Buffalo-Niagara and Niagara Region, who can all speak to and help identify new opportunities and trends.

Action 4

Articulate & Promote

Articulate and promote the case for St. Catharines, as part of the Buffalo-Niagara-Hamilton corridor, to be a hub that facilitates access to both the U.S. and Canadian markets and exports to Europe spurred by the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Performance Metrics
Retain & Attract Health Care Professionals

Regular qualitative evaluations of the level and evolution of collaboration among representatives of the key stakeholders
Businesses retained
Expansion projects
New investments
Investment-related events
Contacts and leads generated

  • A GATEWAY TO EUROPE

    AN EMERGING, GROWING CLUSTER #1CLUSTER #1

    Canada and Europe have similar approval regimes, giving nearby U.S. firms experience and precedents before tackling the European market.

  • BROCK UNIVERSITY ASSETS

    AN EMERGING, GROWING CLUSTER #2CLUSTER #2

    • Cairns Family Health & Bioscience Research Complex
    • BioLinc incubator
    • Incubation expansions plans
    • Promising breakthroughs by Canada Research Chair holders
  • HAMILTON-NIAGARA-BUFFALO

    AN EMERGING, GROWING CLUSTER #3CLUSTER #3

    The new Binational Research & Innovation Corridor (BRIC) links universities and healthcare with nearby $1 billion in annual research spending.

  • SOFT LANDING SPACE OPTIONS

    AN EMERGING, GROWING CLUSTER #4CLUSTER #4

    • To nurture start-ups, ideally with laboratory space
    • $19 million BrockLINC facility (Under Construction) Downtown

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