Gratitude in a time of change: A holiday message from HEC

December 13, 2022

Gratitude in a time of change: A holiday message from HEC

As 2022 comes to a close, we want to express our gratitude to partners like you who continue to respond to the evolving phases of the pandemic and strains facing health systems across the country. At Healthcare Excellence Canada, we believe that together with partners, we can build safer, more resilient and equitable ways of delivering care in the future. Looking ahead, we’re excited to continue building meaningful partnerships with people and organizations across the country in pursuit of our shared goal of safer, higher-quality care for all.

Here are some resources you may find valuable as you continue your work from this year to the next:

Care of older adults with health and social needs

Care closer to home and community with safe transitions

Pandemic recovery and resilience

  • Engagement-Capable Environments Organizational Self-Assessment Tool
    • This practice-based tool harnesses characteristics of healthcare organizations that support purposeful and meaningful engagement at an organizational level to help people in healthcare improve in their engagement work.
  • Enhanced Recovery Canada Surgical Pathways
    • Enhanced Recovery Canada surgical pathways reduce complications, and support shorter hospital stays and safer transitions after surgery.
  • Mental Health and Resiliency Resources for Healthcare Providers, Staff and Leaders
    • The resources include varied approaches to assist care providers in providing support, guidance and tools for individuals, teams, leaders, and educators.
  • Pandemic Recovery and Resilience Self-Assessment and Toolkit
    • This toolkit helps guide healthcare leaders and policymakers to renew health systems strained by the pandemic and better prepare for future health emergencies. It helps you and your team assess your progress in nine priority areas and identifies options for moving ahead, highlighting innovative approaches that provide patient-focused solutions.
  • Promising Practices for Supporting Long-Term Care Provider Resilience
    • This report commissioned by Healthcare Excellence Canada identifies promising practices that support the mental health and well-being of long-term care providers, as well as opportunities for organizational learning. The Translating Research in Elder Care Group at the University of Alberta researched and produced the report.
  • Wellness Together Canada
    • Wellness Together Canada is a free, national online mental health and substance use support service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is supported by Kids Help Phone, Homewood Health and Stepped Care Solutions.

Quality and Safety Perspectives