Safe healthcare for all Canadians.
To inspire extraordinary improvement in patient safety and quality.
Established by Health Canada in 2003, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) works with governments, health organizations, leaders, and healthcare providers to inspire extraordinary improvement in patient safety and quality.
What We Do
We develop evidence-informed products, provide excellent stewardship of resources, ensure clear and open communication, deliver measurable results, celebrate the successes of our partners, nurture successful partnerships, and are passionate about safe healthcare for all Canadians. We:
Help your patient safety and quality initiatives grow
Work with your agenda to coordinate efforts
Listen to the system, catalyze change, launch new ideas, and invest in promising developments
Spotlight patient safety issues
Annual Report to learn more about the amazing working happening across the country.
You can also browse some of our tools and resource.
Our Strategic Goals
The National Integrated Patient Safety Strategy, is the overarching strategic goal of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, and will provide a framework and leadership for identifying priorities. Learn more about
Patient Safety Forward with Four which aims to align patient safety in Canada and focuses on four goals and four areas of focus.
Our four goals to move us forward are:
- The Canadian Patient Safety Institute will provide leadership on the establishment of a National Integrated Patient Safety Strategy.
- The Canadian Patient Safety Institute will inspire and sustain patient safety knowledge within the system, and through innovation, enable transformational change.
- The Canadian Patient Safety Institute will build and influence patient safety capability (knowledge and skills) at organizational and system levels.
- The Canadian Patient Safety Institute will engage all audiences across the health system in the national patient safety agenda.
In 2002 the National Steering Committee on Patient Safety published the report Building a Safer System. The report outlined a national, integrated strategy for improving patient safety in the Canadian healthcare system which named establishing the Canadian Patient Safety Institute as its number one recommendation. As a result of this work, Health Canada supported the creation and the funding of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. Read the report,
Building a Safer System, to see where CPSI’s journey to create a safer healthcare system began.