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Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations

Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Website: www.acaho.org
Tel.: 613-730-5818
Organization Leadership: Glenn Brimacombe, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mandate

The ACAHO “is the national voice of Teaching Hospitals, Academic Regional Health Authorities (RHAs) and their Research Institutes. The Association represents over 45 organizations, with members ranging from single hospitals to multi-site, multidimensional regional facilities (also known as ‘Research Hospitals’).”

Activities

The ACAHO provides “national leadership, advocacy, and policy representation in the following three related areas: funding, organization, management, and delivery of highly specialized tertiary and quaternary, as well as primary, health care services; education and training of the next generation of Canada’s health care professionals; and infrastructure to support basic and applied health research, medical discovery, innovation, and commercialization.”

Primary Focus

Operations management

Research Capacity

In-house

Research Interest

Health Economics
Research and Modelling
Operations
Management
Health Human
Resources
No Yes No

Relevant Research

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Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research

Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Website: www.cahspr.ca
Tel.: 613-288-9239
Organization Leadership: Steve Morgan, President

Mandate

The Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR) is a multidisciplinary association dedicated to improving health and health care by advancing the quality, relevance, and application of research on health services and health policy. As the largest and most diverse association of its kind in Canada, CAHSPR provides members with unique opportunities for networking, research collaboration, and career advancement.”

Activities

This is a multi-sectoral professional association “fostering and supporting linkages between researchers and decision-makers; knowledge translation and exchange; education and training; and advocacy for research and its more effective use in planning, practice, and policy-making.”

Primary Focus

Health human resources

Research Capacity

In-house

Research Interest

Health Economics
Research and Modelling
Operations
Management
Health Human
Resources
No Yes Yes

Relevant Research

Two periodicals, Healthcare Policy Journal and the CAHSPR Newsletter, are available free to members. No research appears on the website; instead, the focus is on protected dialogue among members.

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Canadian Cardiovascular Society

Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Website: www.ccs.ca
Tel.: 613-569-3407
Organization Leadership: Anne Ferguson, Chief Executive Officer

Mandate

The Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) “is the national voice for cardiovascular physicians and scientists. The CCS mission is to promote cardiovascular health and care through knowledge translation, including dissemination of research and encouragement of best practices; and professional development and leadership in health policy.”

Activities

The CCS advocates for quality cardiovascular care by working to shape health care policy in Canada to improve standards of care and patient outcomes.”

Primary Focus

Scientific research and health human resources

Research Capacity

Outsourced

Research Interest

Health Economics
Research and Modelling
Operations
Management
Health Human
Resources
No Yes Yes

Relevant Research

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Canadian Healthcare Association

Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Website: www.cha.ca
Tel.: 613-241-8005
Organization Leadership: Pamela Fralick, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mandate

The Canadian Healthcare Association (CHA) “is a leader in developing and advocating health policy solutions that meet the needs of Canadians. CHA is the federation of provincial and territorial hospital and health organizations across Canada. Through its members, CHA represents a broad continuum of care, including acute care, home and community care, long-term care, public health, mental health, palliative care, addiction services, children, youth and family services, and housing services.”

Activities

“CHA’s policy and communications team develops policy positions on pan-Canadian health issues and disseminates these positions to government, the public, and the media. CHA partners with several national organizations to produce high-quality and informative professional development opportunities,” such as the National Healthcare Leadership Conference.

Primary Focus

Public policy reform and health information

Research Capacity

In-house

Research Interest

Health Economics
Research and Modelling
Operations
Management
Health Human
Resources
Yes Yes Yes

Relevant Research

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Canadian Home Care Association

Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Website: www.cdnhomecare.ca
Tel.: 905-361-3277
Organization Leadership: Nadine Henningsen, Executive Director

Mandate

“The Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA), as a national voice, promotes excellence in home care through leadership, awareness, advocacy, and knowledge to shape strategic directions.” The goal is provide “accessible, responsive home care and community supports [that] enable people to stay in their homes with safety, dignity, and quality of life.”

Activities

The CHCA is “a national framework for home care that supports accessible, quality services that are publicly [administered] and responsive to local community needs.” It “is working with stakeholders across the country to build awareness of the role and importance of home care within our health system and bring value to [its] membership across Canada.”

Primary Focus

Operations management

Research Capacity

In-house

Research Interest

Health Economics
Research and Modelling
Operations
Management
Health Human
Resources
No Yes Yes

Relevant Research

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Canadian Medical Association

Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Website: www.cma.ca
Tel.: 1-800-663-7336
Organization Leadership: Paul-Émile Cloutier, Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer

Mandate

“The Canadian Medical Association is a national, voluntary association of physicians that advocates on behalf of its members and the public for access to high-quality health care, and provides leadership and guidance to physicians.”

Activities

Its research is focused on professional development of Canadian physicians and transformation of the health care system.

Primary Focus

Health human resources

Research Capacity

In-house

Research Interest

Health Economics
Research and Modelling
Operations
Management
Health Human
Resources
No Yes Yes

Relevant Research

Most research is published in journals and magazines.

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Canadian Nurses Association

Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Website: www.cna-nurses.ca
Tel.: 613-237-2133 or 1-800-361-8404
Email: info@cna-aiic.ca
Organization Leadership: Judith Shamian, President (also President and Chief Executive Officer of VON Canada)

Mandate

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) “is the national professional voice of registered nurses, advancing the practice of nursing and the profession to improve health outcomes in a publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.”

Activities

CNA activities aim “to promote and enhance the role of registered nurses to strengthen nursing and the Canadian health system; to shape and advocate for healthy public policy, provincially/territorially, nationally, and internationally; to advance nursing leadership for nursing and for health; to broadly engage nurses in advancing nursing and health; and to transform CNA governance structure and processes.”

Primary Focus

Health human resources

Research Capacity

In-house

Research Interest

Health Economics
Research and Modelling
Operations
Management
Health Human
Resources
No Yes Yes

Relevant Research

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College of Family Physicians of Canada

Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Website: www.cfpc.ca
Tel.: 905-629-0900 or 1-800-387-6197
Organization Leadership: Sandy Buchman, President, 2011–12

Mandate

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is a national voluntary organization of family physicians that makes continuing medical education of its members mandatory. It is the professional organization responsible for establishing standards for the training, certification and lifelong education of family physicians and for advocating on behalf of the specialty of family medicine, family physicians and their patients. The CFPC accredits post-graduate family medicine training in Canada’s 17 medical schools.” 

Activities

“The [CFPC] strives to improve the health of Canadians by promoting high standards of medical education and care in family practice, by contributing to public understanding of healthful living, by supporting ready access to family physician services, and by encouraging research and disseminating knowledge about family medicine.”

Primary Focus

Health human resources and public policy reform

Research Capacity

In-house

Research Interest

Health Economics
Research and Modelling
Operations
Management
Health Human
Resources
No Yes Yes

Relevant Research

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Ontario Hospital Association

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Website: www.oha.com
Tel.: 416-205-1300
Organization Leadership: Tom Closson, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mandate

The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) has a mandate to achieve “a high-performing health system; to deliver high-quality products and services; to advance and influence health system policy in Ontario; and to champion innovation and performance improvement.”

Activities

The OHA’s activities encompass new strategic directions: realizing quality and efficiency to improve system performance, advancing an integrated health system to achieve better connected care, optimizing health human resources to advance the best use of health care staff, and leading governance excellence to strengthen governance in health care.

Its website contains tools, reports, and studies to give citizens and health care professionals a better understanding of the current issues facing Ontario’s health care system.

Primary Focus

Operations management

Research Capacity

In-house

Research Interest

Health Economics
Research and Modelling
Operations
Management
Health Human
Resources
Yes Yes Yes

Relevant Research

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Quality Worklife—Quality Healthcare Collaborative (QWQHC)

Location: Ottawa, Ontario (housed at Accreditation Canada)
Website: www.qwqhc.ca
Tel.: 1-800-814-7769 ext. 448
Organization Leadership: Kelly Grimes (613-738-3800 ext. 448), Director

Mandate

“The Quality Worklife - Quality Healthcare Collaborative (QWQHC) is a coalition of 12 national health care organizations working together to create healthier workplaces and to ultimately improve patient/client and system outcomes.”

Activities

“The QWQHC aspires to drive improvements in the quality of worklife by building system-wide sustainable engagement, action, accountability, and knowledge exchange....Given its pan-Canadian placement, the Collaborative sees its role as a facilitator of change, with activities largely focused on knowledge exchange and network development, and ultimately building system-wide capacity at a local level.”

Primary Focus

Operations management

Research Capacity

Outsourced

Research Interest

Health Economics
Research and Modelling
Operations
Management
Health Human
Resources
No Yes Yes

Relevant Research

The website features a knowledge exchange comprising a resource centre and case studies of innovations in the workplace.

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Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Website: www.royalcollege.ca
Tel.: 613-730-8177 or 1-800-668-3740
Email: info@royalcollege.ca
Organization Leadership: Andrew Padmos (613-730-6205), Chief Executive Officer

Mandate

“The Royal College is the national professional association that oversees the medical education of specialists in Canada.” It is dedicated to setting the highest standards in postgraduate medical education—through national certification examinations and lifelong learning programs—and to promoting sound health policy.

Activities

The Royal College accredits “the university programs that train resident physicians for their specialty practices, and [it writes and administers the demanding examinations that residents must pass to become certified as specialists.”

“The Centre for Learning in Practice (CLIP) is a unit within the Office of Professional Affairs (OPA) that is dedicated to studying, promoting, and participating in scholarly discussion about the theory, strategies, and interventions that enhance physician learning, both as individuals or members of a health care team. CLIP works with individuals and organizations, both internal and external to the Royal College, who have an interest in physician lifelong learning, multidisciplinary education, and learning within the health service sector, and health-related research and development.”

Primary Focus

Health human resources

Research Capacity

In-house

Research Interest

Health Economics
Research and Modelling
Operations
Management
Health Human
Resources
No No Yes

Relevant Research

The website features a knowledge exchange comprising a resource centre and case studies of innovations in the workplace.

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