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Quality Improvement

Apply to join the Quality Improvement Plan Advisory Committee

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This committee plays a key role in advancing our quality improvement strategy, while also playing a broader role in Ontario’s health care system. Its goal is to provide advice and guidance on the ongoing development and delivery of the provincial Quality Improvement Plan program and to ensure that this program is an enabler of system-wide quality improvement.

This means thinking of how the Quality Improvement Plan program can be leveraged to promote quality as a strategic focus, inspire a culture of quality within organizations and providers, and set and advance both local and provincial priorities for quality improvement through an alignment with the Quality Matters framework.

To do this, the Quality Improvement Plan Advisory Committee works collaboratively with patients and the public, clinicians, organizations across Ontario’s health system, and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to achieve our goals of a health care system that is just, patient-centred, and committed to relentless improvement.

Expression of interest

Health Quality Ontario is seeking membership nominations for 7–9 individuals with various areas of expertise. The committee includes health care sector professionals and individuals with lived experience with the health system (patients, family members, or other informal caregivers).

While nominations are open to all, Health Quality Ontario is specifically interested in expressions of interest from people involved in the hospital, primary care, and long-term care sectors, as well as Local Health Integration Networks and those from academic backgrounds related to quality improvement and/or implementation science. These new members will join existing members from across the health care system to support the delivery of the committee’s mandate.

Expected commitment:

  • A two-year membership, with the possibility of renewal, beginning in April 2018.

  • Participate in bi-monthly meetings in Toronto (typically three hours in length). Please note that travel reimbursement is available, in accordance with our travel policies.

  • Review documents between meetings, and participate in occasional teleconference meetings.


Terms of Reference

If interested, please submit an expression of interest by March 1, 2018. For more information, contact:

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