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CreateIT Now at Southlake is a healthcare-focused innovation centre for high-impact initiatives. We support product, service and technology enablers that solve healthcare problems. We look to the world to help us solve Southlake challenges, and open our eyes and ears to solutions that come from our partners, collaborators and community that might offer us a solution to pressing issues.


Create IT Now offers:

  • ACCESS to a leading community and regional hospitals and the patients, clinicians and researchers who work there.
  • PARTNERSHIPS between private-sector organizations and academic institutions.
  • RESOURCES to drive new solutions and to triage promising products, services and technologies.


CreateIT Now at Southlake drives the future of healthcare innovations by cultivating great ideas determining which initiatives have the highest potential impact that will translate to healthcare and commercial success.

The CreateIT Now team will help fast-track great ideas. We will work with our partners to identify key healthcare problems, vet solutions, encourage our patients, clinicians and organization in evaluations products, services and technologies, validating use cases, confirming core delivery implications and building business cases.


Southlake knows we must continually adapt and change how healthcare is delivered. We know technology can and will help us change how we deliver healthcare. Opportunities to collaborate with partners with good ideas is key to how we plan to address and overcome challenges we face. CreateIT Now offers a tried and true hospital based process to do this work.


Housed in a stand-alone building, CreateIT Now extends into the Hospital and the community offering connectivity, mentorship, and training.


CreateIT now partners with companies from the local community and other areas across Canada, plus international organizations that are seeking an entry point into the Canadian market.

Our Ecosystem

CreateIT Now has an established a wide range of collaborators, partners and colleagues in the healthcare, innovation and change ecosystem. You will see many of those partners and collaborators below. Some are national, provincial or other quash governmental organizations or services, others are private sector ventures and private sector partners we have been and in some cases are currently, working with.

Southlake Regional Health Centre logo
Baycrest logo
Bayshore Home Health logo
Better Motion Group logo
Bisep logo
Brock University logo
Canadian Heart Research Centre (CHRC) logo
Clinisys logo
Cloud DX logo
Colleaga logo
COHPA logo
Dapasoft logo
Dash MD logo
Engage Biomechanics logo
Enhanced Medical Nutrition logo
Enlitic logo
For A Healthy Me logo
GeneBlueprint logo
Government of Canada logo
Hamilton Health Sciences logo
Inideo logo
Innocare logo
Markham Stouffville Hostpital logo
McMaster University logo
MD Primer logo
MedAvail logo
MedChart logo
M-Health Solutions logo
Michael Garron Hospital logo
Mount Sinai Hospital logo
Newmarket logo
Nooro logo
Novari Health logo
OTN logo
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre logo
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre logo
Savience logo
Seneca logo
ShiftLink logo
Spectrum Health Centre logo
Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation logo
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton logo
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre logo
Synapse logo
Trillium Health partners logo
Toronto Rehabilitation Centre logo
UHN logo
University of Toronto logo
University of Windsor – Odette School of Business logo
University of Ontario – Institute of Technology logo
Venture Lab logo
WeCare logo
Windsor Regional Hospital logo
WIHV logo
Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) logo
Ontario Centre of Experience logo
York University logo
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) logo
AlayaCare logo
Applied Health Research Centre logo
Biosense Webster logo
Canada-First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) logo
Centennial College logo
Centre for eHealth Innovation (UHN) logo
CleanSlate logo
CoHealth logo
Conference Board of Canada logo
H2i logo
Health Technology Exchange logo
Helix (Seneca) logo
Huron Technologies logo
Innovation Factory logo
Intervent logo
Mobio Interactive logo
NewMakeIt logo
NextUp Care logo
OBIO logo
ORION logo
QOC Health logo
SE Health logo
SickKids logo
SPARK logo
Sterile Care logo
TO Health logo
University of Toronto – MMI logo
University of Windsor World Innovation Network logo
York Catholic District school board logo
York Region District school board logo
York Region logo
FedDev logo