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10/4/2016 4:00 AM

​For everyone at the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, this flurry of activity culminated in Ottawa with a pair of important events all driving the patient safety agenda forward.

On September 22, representatives of the Leads Groups for the Integrated Patient Safety Action Plan met face to face for the first time.  The Leads Groups are made up of the key individuals and organizations that are taking a leadership role in the areas of focus of the Integrated Patient Safety Action Plan.

At the conclusion of the meeting, each of the Leads Groups had a recommended action that they brought to the attention of the National Patient Safety Consortium the next day. With the Leads Groups representatives joining the Consortium meeting, almost 100 organizations participated, including national organizations, provincial and territorial quality and patient safety councils, government representatives, professional associations and patient groups.  This group has done so much since its launch in 2014 and it's always great when we have a chance to come together again. I invite you to keep tabs on their progress here.

We are thrilled that many participants were re-energized by the meeting and the impact we are making for safer healthcare in Canada.  This video highlights some of the key work, all achieved in the spirit of collaboration and system improvement.

On top of that, we are happy to see that our collective efforts are being noticed at the highest levels of government and are excited about what this could mean for future patient safety improvement.


Thank you to all attendees for your passion for patient safety. None of this would be possible without you.

Finally, our 2015-16 Annual Report, titled "Making the Shift," is hot off the presses and it captures, not just a busy, but an incredibly busy year at the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. You can read all about it here.


Chris Power

CEO, Canadian Patient Safety Institute