A National Consultation on health services and policy issues

The Listening for Direction process is designed to identify the important and pressing issues in the management and organization of health service delivery that would benefit from an investment in research. These issues are then “translated” into certain broad theme areas with examples of researchable questions in terms of synthesis and new research.

Listening for Direction III

In 2007, eight national organizations partnered for the third round of Listening for Direction to identify short-term (one to two years) and longer-term (three to 10 years) health system priorities. With additional financial support from Health Canada, the consultations were extended for the first time to include the northern territories - the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Final Report 2008

This report summarizes the 10 themes which are priority areas for research funding and policy development by numerous organizations throughout Canada.

Co-strategic Leads:

Canadian Health Services Research Foundation

Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Institute of Health Services and Policy Research


Health Canada

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health

Canadian Healthcare Association

Canadian Patient Safety Institute

Statistics Canada

Listening for Direction II

Listening for Direction