AVA Online


The purpose of AVA Online is to provide all trainees and team members with an accessible online resource for AVA’s training.

AVA Online is comprised of the AVA Member Portal that can be accessed on the internet, and the Learning Management System (LMS), Raising Interdisciplinary Scientist Excellence (RISE), that can be accessed via the AVA Member Portal or by going directly to RISE website. RISE will be used by several other Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) Health Research Training Platforms (HRTP) as their online learning platform for their unique curriculums, but also as a repository of courses that can be accessed by all HRTPs, including AVA. The repository of material will be created in partnership with the many academic and community agency collaborator content creators. Trainees will also be engaged in content creation, drawing particularly from their experiential community internships.


The AVA curriculum will focus on topics related to the AVA objectives and guiding principles. Materials could include online video-recordings and external courses or certificates. AVA online courses can be taken by anyone, but will fall into one of four categories: basic, intermediate, and advanced content and mentorship/professional development content. Micro-credentials are available for completion of AVA basic, intermediate and advanced content; mentorship/professional development content will be required by trainees in the AVA Triadic Mentorship and Internship programs.


AVA Online content will be developed and used to populate the RISE repository over time. Team members may make requests for new content creation/additions that the AVA team may be able to accommodate.

Team members may make requests for new content creation/additions that the AVA team will accommodate. Presentations and training at the annual RESOLVE/AVA virtual conference will also be reposited.

AVA Online Working Group

  • Organize Raising Interdisciplinary Scientist Excellence (RISE) Training Platform contents, including courses into modules and submodules
  • Develop process for adding/creating course content for the curriculum (e.g. invitations to AVA Team members)
  • Develop guidelines for micro credentialling
  • Review requests for new content/courses

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