On Call Innovation Conversation

Are you ready for a little bit EXTRA?

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Did you know?

  • The Executive Training Program (EXTRA) approach of integrated, hands-on coaching and guidance--provided by expert CFHI Faculty, Coaches, and Advisors-- helps leaders move from designing improvement to implementing real change.
  • The EXTRA curriculum has been re-engineered to deliver a cumulative learning program focused on the critical components your organization needs to design, implement, and spread innovative improvement resulting in better care, better health, and better value.
  • The EXTRA alumni network 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, break down silos, and improve patient care, population health, and value-for-money

Consider this …

EXTRA is a 14-month fully bilingual quality improvement fellowship. Organizations select a quality improvement initiative and identify a team of current and emerging health leaders from across the health policy, delivery and care continuum.

While EXTRA welcomes projects across all quality improvement domains, this year CFHI is encouraging applications from teams interested in leading improvement on the issue of integration of care closer to home.

Working in teams and guided by expert CFHI Faculty and Coaches, Fellows apply the knowledge and skills they learn to design, implement, and evaluate breakthrough innovations that result in better care, and assess readiness for sustainability and spread. The EXTRA program is highly interactive and is delivered through a combination of in-person residency sessions, interactive webinars, and exceptional quality improvement and leadership coaching.

Be part of the conversation!

Is your organization ready to make change happen? Find out how you can get started by joining us on Tuesday, November 15 at 12:00 noon ET for an informative On Call session, hosted by CFHI staff and invited guests.

Join us to learn:

  • How your organization can assess its readiness to apply for the EXTRA program.
  • EXTRA’s objectives, key activities, and deliverables.
  • About the EXTRA experience and impact from CFHI Faculty and Fellows first hand.


Terry Sullivan PhotoTerrence Sullivan, PhD, CFHI Academic Coordinator: EXTRA
Terrence Sullivan is a behavioral scientist, Professor and Senior Fellow board at the Institute for Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto. He is also adjunct professor in the Department of Oncology at McGill University.  In governance roles, he chairs the board of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, the quality committee of the Hospital for Sick Children and the governance committee for Exactis Innovation (a federal NCE). From 2001 to March 2011 he occupied leadership positions at Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), the final seven years as President and CEO during which period the provincial delivery organization transformed its business model to a cancer control organization with a strong focus on performance measurement, public reporting and improvement of cancer services. Founding president of the Institute for Work & Health (1993-2001), he previously played senior roles in the Ontario Ministries of Health, Cabinet Office and as Assistant Deputy Minister, Constitutional Affairs and Federal-Provincial Relations during the Charlottetown negotiations. He served two successive First Ministers of Ontario as Executive Director of the Premier's Council on Health Strategy. Professionally incorporated, he currently provides a range of advisory services to governments and health care organizations in Canada and internationally.

Isabelle Legault, Adm.A, Assistant to the President -Director General Assistant (APDGA), integrated health center and Social Services (CISSS), Laval, QC., Manager Executive, Directorate General of the Laval CISSS
Isabelle has extensive experience in the areas of innovation, continuous improvement and performance of healthcare facilities. Acquired during the past 23 years, including 13 as a Manager, this expertise allows her to conduct strategic projects, contributing noticeably to the great transformations of the health and social services organizations. Skillful Manager, she understands well the issues in order to anticipate and effectively support senior executives with who she is evolving. Isabelle is focused on the humanization of care, collaborative approach and customer’s experience. She made her mark as a visitor to the institutions assessment agencies and is currently hard at work in the process of revision of standards of quality, surrounding certification of the Canadian health organizations, with an expert Committee in place for this purpose. 

Stephen Samis PhotoStephen Samis, Vice-President, Programs, CFHI

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Erin Leith, Director, Education and Training, CFHI

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