Promising Practices That Support Retention of the Health Care Workforce in Northern, Rural and Remote Communities

Date: March 30, 2023

Time: 12 noon to 1 p.m. ET

There is a pressing need to support the health care workforce in order to strengthen and restore high-quality, safe health care for everyone in Canada. Providers who work in northern, rural and remote communities have unique challenges and associated support needs, related to factors such as fewer onsite team members; geographic remoteness and associated weather and travel challenges; access to fewer providers, specialists and facilities, and to less equipment; a broader scope of practice compared with their urban counterparts; and a patient population that is — on average — more complex compared with patient populations in urban centres. 

In this webinar, presented by Healthcare Excellence Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information, you will have an opportunity to learn about and discuss

  • Promising practices that other communities have implemented to increase the retention of their health care workforce
  • Key success factors to embed community, staff and Indigenous partnerships into retention approaches
  • Practices that promote improved work–life balance and wellness, which contribute to retention of the health care workforce
  • Strategies that health care leaders are using to engage staff to develop solutions geared at retaining people in the health care workforce


Canadian Institute for Health Information / Institut canadien d'information sur la santéHealthcare Excellence Canada / Excellence en santé Canada