Program overview :
If you work on the frontlines, you probably have experienced it firsthand: Canada’s healthcare workers are facing high levels of stress and burnout leading to increased turnover, critical staffing shortages and impacts on the safety and quality care of patients, residents and clients across the care continuum.
Despite these ongoing challenges, those working in Canada’s healthcare sector have proven to be creative and resourceful. Many dedicated people, teams and organizations are working on innovative approaches that address health workforce issues head on. To support and help scale these important efforts, Healthcare Excellence Canada has launched the Health Workforce Innovation Challenge.
Win monetary awards and build your capacity
Are you and your colleagues trying—or wanting to try—new approaches to promote staff retention and support of your current health workforces? For example:
- Fostering physically safe work environments
- Enhancing sustainable staffing
- Building flexible work structures
- Providing equitable and appropriate compensation
- Ensuring supportive and inclusive workplaces
- Supporting career advancements
If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, then this challenge is for you. Win monetary awards, build your capacity and join a community with shared goals for mutual support and learning.
This outcomes-based challenge features opportunities for monetary awards over 12-months, to recognize and reward the success of teams in moving the dial on improving the retention and support of their current workforce.
In addition, the challenge will help teams go farther, together, through networking and knowledge-sharing. Specifically, it will:
- Connect your team with like-minded innovators across Canada
- Provide expert coaching supports and a wide array of resources
- Share evidence-informed tools and best practices
- Help raise the profile of your team and initiatives
- Support your team in tracking its progress
How it works
Teams can access resources and awards in order to improve retention and support of their health workforce.
How to join
Teams can register anytime up until April 30, 2024. But the sooner teams join, the more award opportunities they will have!
Over 100 teams across Canada are already participating in the challenge!
Virtual Q&A session
Did you miss the virtual Q&A sessions to learn about the challenge and explore the opportunities?
We are grateful to the following organizations for their support of the Health Workforce Innovation Challenge, with more joining soon: