i4 Quality Summit 2020 Patient Scholarships

The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement supports and is a sponsor of the i4 Quality Summit 2020. i4 2020 is a newly branded annual conference led by Alberta Health Services that aims to explore the future of health and care through ideation, incubation, invigoration and implementation on October 6 and 7. 

The two-day virtual event includes keynote addresses from Jason Leitch (Scottish Government), Kate Hilton (Institute for Healthcare Improvement) Zayna Khayat (SE Health), Crystal Phillips (Thin Air Labs) and Julie Drury (CFHI). There are 30 workshops to attend and at the end of each day, attendees can relax and network with a social meetup. In addition, you can hear about top ideas in tackling health and care problems as part of the i4 Launchpad Pitch Competition on October 6.  

As part of our commitment to support the advancement of partnerships across the system, and continued capacity development and learning, CFHI is offering an opportunity for 10 patient partners to attend the virtual event. ‘Patient partner’ refers to any individual with lived experience of the healthcare system, which includes both formal and informal caregivers, and/or family or friends of a patient. 

Who can apply

Patient partners who reside in Canada are eligible to apply. We are seeking to support new and experienced patient partners, those with different and varying perspectives who are not traditionally represented in engagement and healthcare conferences/events. We strongly encourage applications from First Nations, Inuit, Métis people, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities. We are not looking for applications from those employed in healthcare in a paid role, at this time.

How to apply

Please apply using our online platform.

Apply for i4 Patient Scholarship 

Deadline for applications

The application is short and can be completed in French or English by August 17, 8.00am ET. 

Review of applications

Applications will be reviewed using an equity and diversity lens, by a committee which includes patient partners. If the number of applications exceeds our capacity to assess them in a purposeful and intentional way, we will reassess our process and Inform applicants.

Notification of outcome

All applicants will be notified by email as to the outcome of their application by an anticipated date of September 8, 2020.


Please contact the Haley Warren from the Patient and Family Engagement team via info@cfhi-fcass.ca

We look forward to hearing from and learning from you.

Please note, this event is taking place in English only.