CFHI’s EXTRA Symposium: Leading, Sustaining and Spreading Healthcare Innovation in Canada

September 17 -18 , 2015
Delta Saguenay, Saguenay Québec


CFHI’s EXTRA: Executive Leadership Training program (formerly called Executive Training for Research Application) is in its 11th year of working with healthcare leaders from across the country to accelerate healthcare improvements and innovations.

With the program due to re-launch on October 21, 2015 after a one-year hiatus, CFHI hosted the EXTRA Symposium to reunite past participants to celebrate over a decade of EXTRA and to focus on the future.

Almost 85 Fellows representing all 11 cohorts in the program gathered for this unique event to reconnect, share and learn how to accelerate improvements in care, value and the health of Canadians. They also learned how to stay involved in shaping the future of leadership for healthcare improvement across the country.


A special tribute was paid to Jonathan Lomas, who created the EXTRA program when CEO of CFHI (then called the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation).

EXTRA symposium

CFHI Board Chair Leslee Thompson, Jonathan Lomas and CFHI President Maureen O’Neil

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