Friday, July 28, 2017

Canadian College of Health Leaders 2017 Convocation / Remise des titres 2017 du Collège canadien des leaders en santé

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At its 46th Annual General Meeting held in Vancouver, BC, June 11, 2017, the Canadian College of Health Leaders proudly recognized 122 members who received the Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation and two members who received the Fellowship designation.

CHE recipients at the 2017 Annual General Meeting and Convocation

First Row: Sue Owen, CHE, Chair; Netha Dyck, CHE; Miré Saralta, CHE; Susan Sepa, CHE; Dennis Stravou, CHE; Christie Diamond, CHE; Shannon Tyrrell, CHE; Ranique Sekhon, CHE; Ray Racette, CHE, President and CEO

Second row: Mandy Lowery, CHE; Debbie Walsh, CHE; Norma McCormack, CHE; Keltie Jamieson, CHE; Catarina Lam, CHE; Aaron Reid, CHE; Jennifer McCue, CHE; Trish MacLeod, CHE; Julia Pearson, CHE

Back Row: Cindy Trytten, CHE; Cindy Kinnon, CHE; Jennifer Peckitt (McCulllough), CHE; Leah Martuscelli, CHE; Shelley Lawrence, CHE; Aditya Sharma, CHE

CCHL announces 2017 National Awards recipients / Le CCLS annonce les lauréats des prix nationaux de 2017

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The Canadian College of Health Leaders and the sponsors of the National Awards Program are proud to honour the individuals, teams and organizations that are making a difference across the healthcare system. This year’s recipients are indeed the pride of our profession.

We encourage you to visit the Leading Practices Library, which features the winning submissions in full. For an overview of this year’s recipients, download the Leading Practices Booklet.

Award recipients were honoured on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at the Honouring Health Leadership event, in Vancouver, BC. The 3M Health Care Quality Team Awards and the Robert Wood Johnson Awards were presented during the National Health Leadership Conference on June 12 & 13, 2017.

The College’s 2017-2018 Board of Directors / Le Conseil d’administration du Collège de 2016-2017

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At its 46th Annual General Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia on June 11, 2017, the Canadian College of Health Leaders recognized outgoing Board Directors and welcomed the Board of Directors for 2017-2018 from across Canada.

2017-2018 Board of Directors

Front row: Sue Owen, CHE, Chair; David Thompson, CHE, British Columbia Director; Brenda Rebman, CHE, Alberta; Director; Pamela Winsor, CHE, Corporate Director; Feisal Keshavjee, CHE, Vice-Chair; Andrew MacDougall, CHE, Prince Edward Island Director;  Alice Kennedy, FCCHL, Newfoundland and Labrador Director; Ray Racette, CHE, President and CEO

Back row: Jeff Carter, CHE, New Brunswick Director; Marianne Walker, CHE, Ontario Co-Director; Karen Mumford, CHE, Nova Scotia Director; Marie Suzanne Lavallée, CHE, Quebec Director; Stephen Jackson, CHE, Northwest Territories/Yukon/Nunavut Director; Col Steve Plourde, CHE, Canadian Armed Forces Director; Michael Redenbach, CHE,  Saskatchewen Director

Missing Directors: Brock Hovey, CHE, Ontario Co-Director and Shannon Webber, CHE, Manitoba Director

Chapter Advisory Council meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia / Réunion du Conseil consultatif, section régionale à Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique

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The Chapter Advisory Council (CAC) held its annual face-to-face meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia on June 9, 2017. Chapter chairs and representatives met to discuss future initiatives such as the national membership campaign, metrics to track chapter success and tools to support chapter growth. The group shared best practices, challenges, successes and gathered to discuss ideas for collaboration across the country.

A joint retreat was also organized with the Board of Directors, CAC and the national office staff to collaborate and determine initiatives for the upcoming year to move the strategic plan forward and support the national membership campaign.

2017-2018 Chapter Advisory Council

Front row: Susan Owen, CHE, Board Chair;  Gregory Marr, CHE, Northern BC;  Nancy Roberts, CHE, New Brunswick; Taylor Martin, CHE, Greater Toronto Area; Patty MacDonald, NEON Lights; Victoria Munro, Assiniboia; Jennifer Proulx, CHE, Eastern Ontario; Ray Racette, CHE, President and CEO

Back row: Moe Baloo, CHE, BC Lower Mainland; Jennifer McCullough, CHE, Southwestern Ontario; Manon Asselin, CHE, Starlight (Forces); Sandra Blevins, CHE, Northern and Central Saskatchewan; Bart Johnson, CHE, Vancouver Island; Colin Stevenson, Bluenose (NS & PEI); Kris Kristjanson, BC Interior; Maria Rotondi, CHE, Newfoundland and Labrador; Shonagh McCrindle, Midnight Sun; Ajay Bhardwaj, CHE, Hamilton and Area; Jennifer McCue, CHE, Southern Alberta

Chapter Chairs not present in the picture: Israel Mendez, Manitoba; Jewel Buksa, Northern Alberta; Monique Nadeau, CHE, Québec; Julie Campbell, Southwestern Ontario

National Health Leadership Conference: July 2017 update / Conférence nationale sur le leadership en santé : Mise à jour de juillet 2017

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Dear National Health Leadership Conference 2017 Delegates:

We hope that all of you made it home safely and enjoyed the NHLC 2017 program and the magnificent attractions of the city of Vancouver. In follow-up to the conference, we want to bring to your attention the following:

Don’t miss this special edition of iPolitics magazine

This year’s iPolitics special healthcare edition is definitely worth the read. The impressive table of content includes riveting stories such as how Minister Philpott is dealing with the challenges of the opioid crisis, how Parliamentary Secretary Celina Ceasar-Chavannes talks openly about her issues with depression, the challenges in the areas of Indigenous health, health records and cyberattacks, funding for research science in Canada and many more. We are delighted to share a special extended digital edition of the magazine which provides additional content related to NHLC deliberations, including the Great Canadian Healthcare Debate! Click here to read – it is not to be missed!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

2017 BC Health Leaders Conference

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BC Health Leaders Conference
October 11-13, 2017
Victoria, BC

Team leadership
Achieving results through the power of teams

Healthcare is a team endeavour. While this has always been the case, the current system provides additional impetus for understanding and ultimately leading complex teams. Team attributes are multifactorial however, with each unique group requiring a unique leadership approach. Leaders must be responsive and dynamic.

LEADS Learning Series offered in Hamilton

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LEADS Learning Series
September, 2017 – 5 workshops – 5 LEADS domains – 5 days
Hamilton, Ontario


Don't miss out, be part of the future of health leadership in Canada.

#CCHLDifferenceMaker: Share your story / #CCLStransformateur : partagez votre histoire

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This fall, the College is launching the #CCHLDifferenceMaker campaign aimed at recruiting new members, engaging current members, and expanding our brand’s reach. The heart of the campaign revolves around sharing members’ stories in hopes of reaching and inspiring new audiences. Not only is the #CCHLDifferenceMaker campaign an opportunity to engage potential and existing members, but it’s also our opportunity to have a broader conversation about the purpose and importance of the profession of health leadership.

Through member engagement we will share stories about the difference makers in our leadership community and the difference making initiatives that they work on every day.

We want to hear from you! 

Removing barriers to membership: Introducing the College’s graduated entry fee / Supprimer les obstacles à l’adhésion : introduction du nouveau droit d’adhésion progressif du Collège

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The College Board of Directors, on the recommendation of the Chapter Advisory Council, is pleased to announce the approval of a 3-year graduated entry fee for all new Active Members beginning October 1, 2017.

The new graduated entry fee will be launched in coordination with our #CCHLDifferneceMaker campaign, and will help remove membership cost as a potential barrier to membership, especially for students completing their programs and leaders early in their career.

The decision recognizes the importance of growing the College’s Active membership base to offset declines in Active Membership levels associated with retirements of long-standing Active Members. Offering a graduated entry fee is new for the College but reflects a practice used by other associations, such as the American College of Healthcare Executives, to promote membership growth.

Why belong: The value of College membership redefined / Les raisons d’appartenir : la redéfinition de la valeur du Collège

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We know that mentorship, professional development and knowledge exchange are a few of the most valued benefits of College membership. However, articulating the intangible benefits of College membership has been a struggle. Until now.

We are pleased to introduce our new value proposition. We look forward to sharing the College’s value more broadly starting this fall as part of our #CCHLDifferenceMaker campaign.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Good-bye Communiqué–introducing Views and News from the Board / Adieu Communiqué, bonjour Opinions et informations du Conseil

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Starting this fall Communiqué will be replaced by Views and News from the Board.

Views and News from the Board will provide members with a progress report on the College including an update on each of our strategic directions. Readers will have the opportunity to leave comments and share articles through e-mail and social media accounts.

Views and news from the Board / Opinions et informations du Conseil

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Looking forward: May 2017

“Views and news from the Board” was originally published in English this past May.

It’s good to be back! After a brief hiatus, we have resumed the new and improved director’s report for our membership.

We weren’t sure if this was adding value or just another e-mail filling  your inbox, but our absence was noticed. By popular demand we are re-instituting our regular director’s report in a mobile friendly format that allows for commenting and social sharing.

Edition highlights include (click the links below):

We hope you enjoy this edition and we look forward to hearing from you.

To leave feedback or share this report on your favorite social network see the "Post a Comment" and social sharing buttons at the bottom.

Congratulations Pamela Winsor, CHE / Félicitations à Pamela Winsor, CHE

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The College would like to congratulate member Pamela Winsor, CHE on recently receiving the 25th Anniversary Alumni Impact Award from Saint Mary’s University (Halifax).

Pamela Winsor, CHE accepts the 25th Anniversary Alumni Impact Award
from Karen Oldfield, President and CEO,  Halifax Port Authority (left)
and Robert Summers, President, Saint 
Mary’s University, Halifax (right).

According to Saint Mary’s University (2017), “As a way of extending her impact as an EMBA ambassador, and thanking the Sobey School of Business for giving her a competitive edge, Ms. Winsor established The Dwyer-Winsor Family Scholarship in 2015. The first named EMBA award at the Sobey School, it is given annually to a student who shares her passion for positive restlessness and new challenges.” (Retrieved from:

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

College members on-the-move: June 2017 / Membres du Collège à l'affiche : juin 2017

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Period of May 15, 2017 to June 30, 2017—listed by chapters:

BC Lower Mainland

Joanne Y.S. Shum, CHE
FROM: Director, Child & Youth Services, Fraser Health Authority (Westminster, BC)
TO: Principal Consultant, Joanne Shum Consulting Inc. (Vancouver, BC)


Dr. Thomas Dorran
FROM: Medical Director, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Health PEI (Charlottetown, PEI)
TO: Executive Director, Medical Affairs, Health PEI (Charlottetown, PEI)

New members: Juin 2017 / Nouveaux membres : juin 2017

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Period of May 15, 2017 to June 30, 2017—listed by chapters:

New College Active Members

BC Interior

Russ Ballance
Mental Health and Substance Use Manager, Interior Health Authority (Vernon, BC)

BC Lower Mainland

Victor Davis
Account Executive, Philips Healthcare (Markham, ON)

Thursday, July 13, 2017

July Healthcare Management Forum: All about access - Numéro de juillet du Forum Gestion des soins de santé : tout sur l’accès

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The July edition of Healthcare Management Forum is all about access. It addresses when care is rationed to the point where access to medically necessary care, service and products is denied, and how to turn the tide. The Guest Editor is D. Wayne Taylor, founding Executive Director of The Cameron Institute, a not-for-profit think tank specializing in economic, health and social policy issues.

Log into the College web site to read the July edition of Healthcare Management Forum.

Bilingual content includes the ethics column by Elizabeth Fistein (Cambridge) and David Malloy (University of Regina) about the risks and benefits of using goals and metrics to improve healthcare. They introduce tools to help health leaders develop processes and cultures that help, not harm, patients.


Chapter events / Événements des chapitres

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Chapters across Canada organize meetings and sponsor professional activities at the local level, making membership a more personal and rewarding experience. Involvement in a local chapter provides members with additional opportunities to develop leadership skills and make important professional contacts.

A listing of upcoming chapter events can be found below.

The chapter determines what language the event will take place in.

Partner events / Événements des partenaires

Special invitations from our partners (displayed in the language of the event) / Des invitations spéciales de nos partenaires (affichées dans la langue qui sera utilisée lors de l’événement) :


Enterprise Risk Management in Health Care Settings Conference
September 14-15, 2017
Toronto, ON
Use discount code "CCHL" and save $99.00 on registration.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

2017 Honouring Health Leadership Event (Gala) / La soirée Hommage aux leaders en santé 2017 (Gala)

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2017 Honouring Health Leadership Event
June 11, 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia

Register now - Limited spaces remain! 

The College’s Honouring Health Leadership event, a hallmark of excellence in healthcare and professionalism, will be held at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, British Columbia on Sunday evening, June 11, 2017. We invite you to join our evening emcee, Dawn Chubai, at this black tie optional evening and celebrate the accomplishments of the 2017 National Awards Program recipients.

Individual registrations and corporate tables are available while spaces remain. Don't delay, registration closes next week on June 1, 2017

2017 National Health Leadership Conference / Conférence nationale sur le leadership en santé 2017

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2017 National Health Leadership Conference
June 12-13, 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia

Click on the video for highlights of the conference!

The Canadian College of Health Leaders and HealthCareCAN are pleased to present the National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC). Themed “Value-based healthcare: Embracing a patient and family-centered approach”, the conference will be held in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia on June 12-13, 2017.
Don't delay, register today.

LEADS Exchange Day 2017 / Journée d’échange sur le Cadre LEADS de 2017

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June 14, 2017
Vancouver, BC


Come join the LEADS Collaborative team in scenic Vancouver, British Columbia for a full day of sharing leadership journeys as well as the exchange of LEADS-based initiatives and tools. Come together with other Canadian health leaders who use or are interested in using the LEADS framework for leadership capacity development in their organization.