The AHA Centre operates as an initiative of CAAN, an organization that has been engaged in research through the CAAN Research and Policy Unit (RPU) since 2000.

The staff and governing body of the AHA Centre have had to:

  1. Determine how to understand the work of the AHA Centre as separate from CAAN’s research and objectives; and
  2. Create an identity for an independent Centre that is attached to an already well-established and instantly recognizable organization.

As more Centres are established to drive research innovation and development, learning how to create a stand-alone identity will become increasingly important.