Organizations complete an application and provide information that illustrates their readiness to carry out the proposed improvement project. Request an application form by sending an email to If you are requesting the application on behalf of an organization, include the name and location of the organization(s).

Applications must be submitted prior to 8:59 p.m. ET, February 14, 2018.

Pre-application informational webinar

To learn more about EXTRA, you are encouraged to join CFHI’s Linda Piazza, Senior Director, and Patty O’Connor, CFHI Faculty and EXTRA Academic Coordinator, for an introductory webinar. Linda and Patty will be joined by an EXTRA Fellow who will share insight from their experience in the program and speak to the impact it has had on their organization.

Please register for the informational webinar online before November 24. Registrants will be asked to provide preliminary information regarding their goals for EXTRA.

This webinar will be held on November 28, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET.

Register for the EXTA Cohort 14 informational webinar »

Pre-application coaching calls

A major advantage of EXTRA is the tailored coaching that your organization and Fellows will receive during the program.

CFHI strongly encourages organizations interested in applying to EXTRA to have a 30-minute call with an experienced CFHI coach prior to submitting their application. The coach will provide potential Fellows and/or CEOs with guidance on scoping and framing the improvement project, assembling the right team, and other key elements of the application. There is no fee associated with this call.

To request a pre-application coaching call please send an email to

Key dates

  • October 18, 2017: Launch of Call for Applications
  • November 24, 2017: Deadline to register for the pre-application call
  • November 28, 2017: Pre-application informational webinar (optional but highly encouraged)
  • Ongoing following November 28, 2017 webinar: Optional individual pre-application coaching calls
  • February 14, 2018: Deadline to apply for EXTRA program
  • March 2018: Applications reviewed and organizations selected
  • April 2018: Program orientation
  • May 2018: Organizational site visit
  • June 2018: Module 1 | Residency Session 1 | Ottawa, ON
  • August 2018: Module 2 | Residency Session 2 | Location TBD
  • February 2019: Module 4 | Residency Session 3 | Location TBD
  • June 2019: Final presentations | Residency Session 4 | Location TBD
  • August 2019: Final report and deliverables due

Please refer to the EXTRA Cohort 14 Prospectus for complete details regarding the application process, program fees, merit review panel, selection criteria, ethics, and conflicts of interest.