What We Do

Healthcare Excellence Canada works with partners to spread innovations, build capability and catalyze policy changes so that everyone in Canada has safe and high-quality healthcare.

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Our programs help turn proven innovations into lasting improvements in healthcare quality and safety.

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Programs directory

Our programs help turn proven innovations into lasting improvements in healthcare quality and safety.

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Our focus areas

Our three focus areas reflect some of the most pressing quality and safety issues in Canada.

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Care closer to home and community with safe transitions

Spreading innovations that equitably deliver care where people live and when they need it.

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Care of older adults with health and social needs

Reimagining care with – and for – an aging population with diverse needs.

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Pandemic recovery and health system resilience

Together, we can learn from the pandemic and build safer, more resilient and equitable ways of delivering care.  

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Quality and safety perspectives

Five key perspectives guide our work to ensure we’re fostering meaningful, equitable care.

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Lived experience of patients, caregivers, and communities

Supporting patient partnerships for safer, high-quality healthcare that is guided by the people who receive it.

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People in the workforce

Ensuring those who provide care shape how we improve care, for everyone's benefit.

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Value

Maximizing benefits for patients, families, caregivers and the health system by linking resources with outcomes that matter to patients.

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Culturally safe and equitable care

Promoting safe, appropriate and high-quality healthcare for everyone in Canada.

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First Nations, Inuit and Métis priorities

First Nations, Inuit, and Metis priorities

Engaging with First Nations, Inuit and Métis to ensure their priorities drive reconciliation, quality and safety in healthcare.

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Our approach 

Identify innovations 

Drive adoption 

Build capability 

Catalyze policy change