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Effective partnerships with patients/ families to accelerate patient safety, quality and health service planning are being recognized as a best practice and in response to this, new initiatives, standards, policies, evidence and resources are being routinely developed across Canada and internationally. However, this is still an evolving field within healthcare, requiring much learning and collaboration to advance.

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) is acutely aware of both the needs and challenges because of the decade-long partnership with patients/families, through Patients for Patient Safety Canada (PFPSC).

A Canadian Patient Engagement Guide (PE Guide)

A deep belief in the power of partnership inspired the Engaging Patients in Patient Safety - a Canadian Guide. Written by patients and providers for patients and providers, the information demonstrates our joint commitment to achieving safe and quality healthcare in Canada.

Contact us at to tell us what you would like to see in a guide like this or to share  resources, evidence or best practices.

The Canadian Patient Engagement Network (PE Network): 

A public, open, and safe space for anyone passionate about patient engagement or patient-centred care to learn, help and get help. Patients, families, patient advisors as well as healthcare providers and leaders can participate in this moderated network.

Click on the following links to join the LinkedIn or Facebook network.

The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement's Patient Engagement Resource Hub (CFHI's PE Hub)

CFHI's growing collection of over 200 open source tools has been expanded to better support patients, families, caregivers and patient advisors as well as healthcare providers to advance patient engagement and patient safety. The Canadian Patient Safety Institute is one of several organizations that support CFHI's PE Hub through financial and ongoing in‑kind support.

Click on the following link to access the Patient Engagement Resource Hub.