Are you a Canadian health leader?
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Who are Canada’s health leaders and what drives them to make a difference?
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What is a health leader?

A health leader can be anyone in a health organization, at any level or career stage. More than a specific title, what defines a leader is the capacity to motivate others to work together toward a common purpose. It is about having a vision for how to overcome healthcare challenges, and promoting collaboration and cooperation to achieve that vision. 

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Meet more Difference Makers

“Leadership is about having a vision to meet a need and doing something differently. That is what Bruyère Village is all about. I have so many stories of lives that have been changed as a result of the Village. What is has really been able to do is keep people in their homes and keep couples together.”
— Amy Porteous, Vice-President of Public Affairs, Planning and Family Medicine Bruyère

“Being a health leader is a different fingerprint. It’s not leadership based on position, it’s leadership based on initiative. It’s seeing an issue, seeing an opportunity, and walking through that door and trying to make things better for the next person.”
— Dr. Roger A. Boyer II, CHE, Primary Health Care Manager, Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services Inc.

“When our members sign up to join the military, they understand the risks and hardships involved. They are willing to do so when they know that there is a robust, effective and responsive health system behind them.”
— Colonel Stephan Plourde, CHE, Commander, 4 Health Services Group, Canadian Armed Forces

“My passion is trying to raise the bar for the performance of the Canadian health system.”
— Donald J.  Philippon, PhD, FCCHL, Professor Emeritus and Program Director, Fellowship in Health System Improvement, School of Public Health, University of Alberta

“The difference that I am most proud
 of is.”
— Your Name, Your Position, Your Organization

“The future of healthcare is community driven. It’s not driven by what we think the system needs. It’s driven by our patients and families and what the population needs in terms of care and service.”
— Jen Duff, CHE, Corporate Director Clinical Integration & Transformation, Providence Health Care

“As individual nurses, we have the opportunity to influence care at the bedside. By coming together, we have the opportunity to influence healthcare for 8 million people across Québec.”
— Lucie Tremblay, CHE, Présidente, Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec

“The possibilities are endless. When you bring together these intergenerational populations something magic happens. It’s palpable and contagious. To be able to deliver these moments on a daily basis is transformational.”
— Andrew MacDougall, Provincial Director for Long-Term Care, Health PEI

“I feel very grateful to get to work in this industry. That at the end of the day, the work I do improves the healthcare system and patient care. That I can make a difference in other people’s lives.”
— Goldie Luong, Director, Special Projects, Vancouver Coastal Health

Canadian College of Health Leaders