Submit your abstract for the Quality Forum by Sept 9

Sept 9: deadline to submit abstracts for the 2018 Quality Forum

Time is running out to submit an abstract for the next Quality Forum, happening February 21-23, 2018 in Vancouver! Share your big ideas, success stories, or lessons learned in a rapid-fire presentation or storyboard in one of two categories: Demonstrated Results or Novel Ideas. The deadline to submit your abstracts is September 9, 2017.

Visit for the abstract submission form, scoring and selection criteria, and details about the presentation formats. Submit as many abstracts as you like. If you have any questions, contact or (604) 668 – 8224.

Workshop: Activate Your Change Agent Powers

October 3, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Vancouver | $100 | Organized by the BC Patient Safety and Quality Council

Are you itching to be the most effective change agent ever? Do you want to learn more about applying social movement and community organizing principles to the work you do? Are you keen to learn more about the latest digital and social media tools? If so, this is the workshop for you!

This session is focused on building knowledge and skills for leading change in an organization. It will also explore how you can manage organizational energy as a change agent – and your own energy, too! By the end of the day, you’ll be able to:

  • Articulate the value in being an organizational change agent
  • Utilize framing and storytelling approaches to build alliances
  • Recognize the importance of thought diversity
  • Analyze resistance to inform strategies for change
  • Discover ways digital and social media tools can support change processes

Learn more, download the agenda, and register here.

Webinar: Cultural Safety Frameworks

September 6, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Online | Free | Organized by the BC Patient Safety and Quality Council

Leslie Bonshor, a member of Tzeachten First Nation and VCH’s Aboriginal Health Executive, is the next speaker in a year-long Cultural Safety & Humility Action Series hosted by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council and First Nations Health Authority.

Leslie’s presentation addresses the questions of how we put cultural safety and humility into practice, and how we can hardwire the Indigenous perspective into everything we do in health care. She’ll discuss the multiple levels of support and enablers for implementing a cultural safety framework and action plan, including HR recruitment, organization systems, physical spaces, and beyond.

Learn more and join the event on September 6 here.

Webinar: The Launch of Change Day 2017

September 7 | 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Online | Free | Organized by the BC Patient Safety and Quality Council

It’s back by popular demand! Change Day 2017 is coming and you’re invited to a webinar to kick things off! Find out what the campaign has in store this year, and hear from three Change Day champions who were incredible in 2015 and are planning great things for this year’s campaign. There might be a few special giveaways too!

Learn more and join the webinar on September 7 here.

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