About the Executive Training Program (EXTRA)

EXTRA is the only fully bilingual improvement fellowship of its kind in Canada. It is grounded in the complex reality of leading and managing change in today’s health and healthcare environments.

    EXTRA program objectives
  • Enhance the capacity of individuals and teams to make change happen.
  • Build the capacity of organizations to achieve and sustain improvement.
  • Create a pan-Canadian community of leaders dedicated to innovation.
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The call for applications is now closed.
CFHI will communicate directly with all applicants. A merit review will take place on March 15, 2017 and teams will be announced in mid-April.


The EXTRA experience

EXTRA builds leadership and organizational capacity to achieve breakthrough improvement that enhances patient and family experience of care, the health of populations and value-for-money, by offering:

  • EXTRA Delivery: integrated, hands-on coaching and guidance provided by expert CFHI faculty, coaches, and advisors —to help leaders design improvement and implement real change
  • EXTRA Impact: a curriculum engineered to deliver a cumulative learning experience focused on the critical capacity your organization needs to design, implement, and spread innovative improvement
  • EXTRA Experience: an alumni network that includes over 300 healthcare leaders across Canada — which you can tap into during and after your fellowship — to connect with innovators working to challenge the status quo

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The EXTRA curriculum

EXTRA is CFHI’s most intensive quality improvement program. Upon completion of the program Fellows are well versed in quality improvement methods and tools, and know how to apply it in the design, implementation and evaluation of improvement. The curriculum is underpinned by CFHI’s Six Levers for Healthcare ImprovementLearning Modules and Activities »