IDEA Centre

Since January 2015, the City has been working on an initiative to develop IDEA Centre (formerly known as the Economic Health Care Cluster or EHCC) anchored by the Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH). The IDEA Centre builds upon the strengths of a major health care anchor with a wide variety of advanced specialties, leading health education institutions and related research and development activities to create the highest quality health care environment and promote economic development.

City staff has been working with the Mayor’s Task Force on the EHCC to advance the health care cluster initiative. One of the Task Force’s key roles has been to provide advice and guidance to City Council on the development of an economic strategy and implementation plan to guide this initiative: the IDEA Centre Roadmap.