Patients for Patient Safety Canada is a patient-led program of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. We are the voice of the patient and bring our safety experiences to help improve patient safety at all levels in the health system. Our unique and valuable perspective complements those of care providers, health leaders, policy makers, and managers of healthcare organizations and by working in partnership we help ensure that patient safety decisions and initiatives are truly patient-centred and result in safe care. Read about our independent evaluation.
We work collaboratively with others to contribute at all levels in the healthcare system by:
Resources: patient and provider videos, resources, webinars
The Children’s Healthcare Canada Family Network will help to advance the strategic priorities of Children’s Healthcare Canada while providing a virtual space for families to connect, share and advance issues and concerns that matter most to them. The Network will also act as a focus group and help support the identification of subject matter experts for Children’s Healthcare Canada, whether for policy, advocacy or knowledge mobilization activities. The Network will together identify and prioritize time limited projects of relevance to participants and members, as resources allow. The Network will help to formalize the relationship of families and caregivers with Children’s Healthcare Canada and one another.
PIPSQC is an informal, international collaborative of professionals who share a passion for patient safety and quality in paediatrics, and who interact together across organizational and geographic boundaries, to advance learning and improvements in these areas.
Patient Commando creates social impact by providing a platform that amplifies the patient voice, increases patient engagement, and affects practice change by empowering the patient and cultivating collaborative relationships between patient and healthcare providers. Patient Commando Productions is dedicated to lifting the veil of silence that so often accompanies the onset of illness. We are a platform for stories that explore the patient experience to serve as a source of inspiration and insight to all those confronted with the challenges of illness.
Resources: stories, whitepaper, patient survival guide, writing a patient narrative.
It is an independent, non-profit, advocate for safer care and more positive outcomes for patients and families in the hospital setting.
What We Do:
At the core of our mission is the belief that healthcare providers have a duty not only to prevent harm but to help heal patients and families when it occurs. Being candid in all aspects of patient and family interaction, and avoiding the typical deny and defend response that often follows errors, is vital to that healing relationship.
Resources: a comprehensive collection from around the world. Blog, trigger tool, reporting system.