TeamSTEPPS Canada Essentials Course

Learn to use teamwork and communication tools to help you and your healthcare team function better.

Seventy percent of all preventable harm events experienced by patients are linked to a breakdown in communication. The TeamSTEPPS Canada Essentials Course helps healthcare organizations optimize patient care by improving communication and teamwork skills among healthcare professionals, including point-of-care staff.  

TeamSTEPPS Canada is based on a program jointly developed by the United States Department of Defense and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and has been contextualized for use in the Canadian healthcare context. 

The TeamSTEPPS Canada Essentials course is built on an evidence-based framework to optimize team performance across the healthcare delivery system. It consists of five key principles: team structure, communication, leading teams, situation monitoring and mutual support. 

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Links to other TeamSTEPPS courses and resources



Courses and resources offered 



Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

United States

Visit AHRQ website for the online TeamSTEPPS curriculum including instructor-led and self-paced trainings as well as other resources. 

TeamSTEPPS® | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ( 


American Hospital Association (AHA)

United States

Offers virtual and in-person Master trainer courses and other resources 


Getting Started with TeamSTEPPS | Team Training | Center | AHA 


Federation of Vaud Hospitals (FVH)  

La Fédération des hôpitaux Vaudois 


Offers select resources  



Platform for Continuous Improvement of Quality of Care and Patient Safety


Offers select resources