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COVID-19 Update for CCHL

March 11, 2020

Latest update from CCHL (October 8, 2020)

The safety and security of our members, event attendees, staff, volunteers and partners are a top priority. The Canadian College of Health Leaders is actively monitoring the advice of public health authorities. Our College events are being assessed, cancelled or postponed on a daily basis as we continue to monitor developments. Participants are being notified as decisions are being made on specific events. Please note that the staff of CCHL's national office will be working from home indefinitely.

Our conferences

Announcement regarding COVID-19 and the CCHL June events

The College has made decisions on the status of our June events, initially planned in Edmonton, Alberta from June 12 to June 17,  2020. We have been actively monitoring the situation and following guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Chief Medical Officer of Health from Alberta, and we have adjusted our events and programming accordingly. Click here to read the full CCHL announcement.

Relevant Content

Subscribe to CCHL's COVID19_HealthLeaders Twitter list for up to date COVID-19 information and stories shared by health workers, leaders and organizations:

BMJ Leader blog: Leadership Lessons and Hope for a Post-Crisis World, by Jaason Geerts, PhD (LEADS Canada, CCHL)

The Globe and Mail - Opinion (May 25, 2020): "Our current approach to COVID-19 won’t work as well for a second wave. We must prepare now." by Jaason Geerts, PhD (LEADS Canada, CCHL) 


The March 19 Webinar with Dr. Michael Gardam, "Leading in turbulent times – how to guide your teams through the Coronavirus pandemic", is now available. View the video here. You can also read Brenda Lammi’s reflections from the March 19 webinar with Dr. Michael Gardam on the College website. 

The April 8 Webinar, " Coping with COVID-19 - Key Workplace FAQs Employers Need to Know" is now available. In this webinar, Brad Proctor and David Fraser from McInnes Cooper provide some insight into the various human resource related issues that are facing employers across Canada, including those in the health care sector. 

The April 9 Webinar with Dr. Christine Korol, " Supporting the Well-Being of Healthcare Workers on the Front Line of the COVID-19 Crisis Webinar", is now available. In this webinar, Dr. Christine Korol reviews the many ways health leaders can support the well-being of the healthcare workforce, ranging from addressing basic physical needs, mental health initiatives and communication planning to ensure a rapid response to a quickly changing situation. You can also read Brenda Lammi’s summary from the April 9 webinar.

The April 23 webinar " Virtual Health: Adapting Care Delivery in Changing Times", hosted in partnership with Health Standards Organization is now available. A recap is available here.

For the complete list of our special webinar recordings, please visit our “Supporting Health Leaders during COVID-19 Pandemic” youTube playlist.

Healthcare Management Forum

The April 30 HMF webinar, " Plagues, pestilence and pandemics: Nowhere to hide" hosted by Dr. David Butler-Jones, former Chief Public Health Officer of Canada and former Deputy Minister for the Public Health Agency of Canada is now available.

HMF Blog: Bonnie Adamson, FCCHL, talks about SARS and what we can learn from it right now. Read the HMF Blog here

Listen to the HMF University of Saskatchewan Podcast: The challenges of incorporating ecological criteria into pandemic planning. Dr. Craig Stephen talks about the link between the social and biophysical determinants of infectious disease outbreaks and the concept of ecosystem stewardship.

HMF article: " Preparing for uncertainty during public health emergencies: What Canadian health leaders can do now to optimize future emergency response" by Theresa W. S. Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada.

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