Children’s Healthcare Canada is building on a strong history of national collaboration and introducing our new program of Value Networks.  These Networks are a member benefit and open to employees of all Children Healthcare Canada’s member organizations.

Child Health Hubs

Child Health Hubs are a new and exclusive member benefit. Child Health Hubs are member driven. Hubs connect individuals from member-organizations with “like” peers from coast to coast to share information, ask questions, and exchange resources related to their position or role in their organization. 

Hub members drive the agenda for their own meetings, provide updates or presentations to describe their own environment, discuss challenges and solutions to common paediatric issues.  Child Health Hubs are not staffed by Children’s Healthcare Canada, though they are supported with infrastructure to meet virtually throughout the year, and face to face at the conference. 

Please contact the Health Hub leads listed below if you would like to get involved:

  • Clinical Genetics and Genomics in the Era of Precision Health

    • Ruth Kohut (Ruth.Kohut@albertahealthservices.ca)

  • Transition to Adulthood

    • Dayle McCauley (dmccaul@mcmaster.ca)

  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: Data Sharing and Quality Improvement

    • Srinivas Murthy (Srinivas.Murthy@cw.bc.ca)

  • Choosing Wisely and Resource Stewardship in Pediatrics

    • Lauren Whitney (lauren.whitney@sickkids.ca)

  • Pediatric Inpatient Research Network

    • Peter Gill (peter.gill@sickkids.ca)

Practice Networks

Building on the success of Children Healthcare Canada’s Communities of Practice, we are introducing Practice Networks to focus on our priority populations of:

  • Child and Youth Mental Health

  • Transitions for Children with Medical Complexity

Practice networks are designed to be multidisciplinary and inclusive of members across the continuum of care.

These Networks are driven by Children’s Healthcare Canada priorities and guided by a project charter that will advance our strategic goals (for example, advancing an integrated approach to delivering services for children and youth with medical complexity or mental health conditions)

Web-based meetings will connect members monthly, a private on-line forum is available on the Children’s Healthcare Canada Knowledge Exchange Network and there is an opportunity for a face to face meeting at the annual Children’s Healthcare Canada Conference. 

All Practice Networks are fully supported and facilitated by senior Children’s Healthcare Canada staff. 

Additionally, Practice Networks will build bonds and community through formal and informal knowledge exchange.

Executive Circles

Executive Circles are networks designed specifically for Executive level leaders of Children’s Healthcare Canada member organizations.   Working closely with and supported by senior staff at Children’s Healthcare Canada, Executive Circles will explore healthcare and health system challenges of highest priority; they will welcome invited guests – thought leaders -  who will provoke discussion, share trends in health systems innovation and inspire better health care for children and youth.  This is a confidential and responsive network for our most senior leaders and executives.

For more information or to become involved, please contact Lisa Stromquist (lstromquist@childrenshealthcarecanada.ca)