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ICES-Institute for clinical evaluative sciences

Mission, Vision & Values

ICES is a not-for-profit research institute encompassing a community of research, data and clinical experts, and a secure and accessible array of Ontario's health-related data.


Our mission is research excellence resulting in trusted evidence that makes policy better, health care stronger and people healthier.


Our vision is to be a world-leading research institute where data and discovery improve health and health care.


  • Excellence — demonstrated by the quality, innovation and rigour of our work
  • Integrity — expressed through independence, transparency and impartiality
  • Relevance — by providing high-value, timely results that are responsive to health priorities
  • Collaboration — through effective partnerships, accessible data and a spirit of openness
  • Respect — exemplified by responsible stewardship, inclusiveness and appreciation of each other