About the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

We are a core group of dedicated staff, coaches, faculty and partners spread across the country, on a mission to collaborate with you to improve healthcare. We believe in our collective power for change.

Our vision

To be an indispensable partner in shaping better healthcare for everyone in Canada.

Our mission

We work shoulder-to-shoulder with partners to accelerate the identification, spread and scale of proven healthcare innovations.

Our impact

Lasting improvement in patient experience, health, work life of health and social service providers and value-for-money.

Our values

  • Put people first
  • Collaborate for improvement
  • Be transparent
  • Focus on results
  • Celebrate innovation

The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement is a not-for-profit organization, funded by Health Canada.

The Importance of Partnerships

Improvement is a team sport, and our strategy reaffirms our commitment to partnerships. We aspire to be an indispensable partner in shaping better healthcare, working shoulder-to-shoulder with you to identify, spread, sustain and scale innovations. Our partners include: patients, families and caregivers; health and social service providers; researchers and policy makers; and many other people and organizations – from both the public and private sectors – who share our passion for healthcare improvement.

Our Story

We have worked shoulder-to-shoulder to improve health and care for everyone in Canada since 1996. What that has looked like has changed significantly over the years. After all, when continuous improvement is at the core of who you are and what you do, the status quo is never a long-term option.

Read Our Story

Our Approach and Strategy


We work shoulder-to-shoulder with our partners to accelerate the identification, spread and scale of proven healthcare innovations. By forging genuine relationships, we not only connect the dots but create dots where none existed before.

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Join CFHI as an Employee

Our greatest resource is our people. Our team of dedicated professionals comes from a range of disciplines and is spread across the country, but we all share a passion and commitment for improving healthcare for everyone in Canada. Check out our current employment opportunities.

Read About Our Employment Opportunities

Our Executive Team


Our Executive Team come from a range of healthcare backgrounds, including in clinical settings, policy, knowledge translation and research. They support the organization to thrive and collaborate to improve healthcare for everyone in Canada.

Meet Our Executive Team

Our Board of Directors

CFHI is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors. The Board consists of highly respected professionals with diverse experience and expertise drawn from across the country and is chaired by Dr. R. Lynn Stevenson.

Meet Our Board of Directors

Corporate Reports

CFHI is committed to transparency and accountability. Here you can find our Annual Reports, Audited Financial Reports, Performance Measurement Framework Reports and accountability resources.

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Get in Touch

Although our physical office in Ottawa is currently closed, our team is available, and we look forward to hearing from you. Get in touch via email, social media, or the good old-fashioned telephone! And we promise to get back to you quickly.

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