Canada’s health systems over capacity, marked by job vacancies, millions of hours in overtime

System responding with innovations, collaboration through new entity Health Workforce Canada  By Health Workforce Canada Across the country, responses to health workforce challenges during and after the pandemic have included innovations in how service is delivered, expanded scopes of practice and a renewed focused on team-based care. New pan-Canadian collaborations have started to move the...
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Creating the Centre of Excellence for the Future of the Health Workforce

On November 23, 2023, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) hosted an Advisory Forum to gather input and advice regarding the development of an initial strategic framework for the Centre of Excellence for the Future of the Health Workforce – now Health Workforce Canada (HWC). Participants were drawn from a diverse group of stakeholders which...
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Health Workforce Canada’s interim CEO outlines what’s in store for 2024

A new year holds so much promise, and Health Workforce Canada is committed in 2024 to working closely with all health system stakeholders to plan, build and support a strong, healthy workforce to enhance health outcomes for all people in Canada. I began my career in health care as a Registered Nurse and spent 15...
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Four ways to improve health care in 2024

Governments of all political leanings have agreed to collaborate on system change. The new organization Health Workforce Canada will help improve data collection and sharing to support human resource planning.
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