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Canadian Quality and Patient Safety Framework for Health and Social Services Do you want to shape the future of safe healthcare and social services?

Then we need to hear from you!

This Spring, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) and Health Standards Organization (HSO) launched a national consultation on a draft quality and patient safety framework to inspire and accelerate the improvement of health and social services across Canada. 

The draft Canadian Quality and Patient Safety Framework for Health and Social Services has been developed through a partnership between CPSI and HSO and supported by an advisory committee including providers, patients and family members, researchers and policy makers, indigenous and non-indigenous members, from Coast to Coast to Coast.

The draft framework reflects and builds on the perspectives developed through significant investments and contributions from several federal, national and provincial and territorial organizations, as well as recent work from the OECD, World Bank and WHO. 

Over the next five years, the framework aims to support national and jurisdictional stakeholders to:

  • Describe overarching principles and goals for safe, high quality health and social services in Canada;
  • Focus policy, action and resources that improve experience and outcomes from health and social services offered; 
  • Enhance collaboration of stakeholders around common goals;
  • Reduce care variations across different communities. 

A copy of the draft Framework can be found here.

As someone who has a vested interest in quality and patient safety, we are looking for your input on how we move forward with a bold national framework to put patients first and have improved health outcomes. We invite you to participate in our online consultation here. More information can be found on the consultation website at, where you can find the draft framework for review. Your voice is integral to making this framework a success. We also encourage you to share the consultation within your networks. The consultation period ends on June 30, 2019.