Karima Velji

PhD (University of Toronto)

Professional Interests

Development and implementation of innovative models of care, interprofessional practice, and quality and safety systems to foster patient-centered outcomes. Expertise in creating evidence based practice and mechanisms to operationalize mission of academic health science centers.


Karima Velji is a member of the community providing groundbreaking perspectives and inspiring contributions that define IHPME


  • Sigma Theta Tau Excellence in Administration award
  • University of Toronto Distinguished Alumni Award
  • OHA Margaret Comack Award of Excellence in Nursing Leadership
  • Award of Excellence in Teaching from the Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at University of Toronto.

Other Affiliations

  • Vice-President, Clinical Services, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
  • Principal, Karima Velji & Associates
  • Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, Accreditation Canada
  • Past Vice-President, Mental Health Services for London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London
  • Past President/CEO, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
  • Past President and Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, Canadian Nurses Association