Welcome to the Canadian Chapter Website

The Canadian Chapter of ACHE was founded in 2007 and received full Chapter Status in 2011. We are a national Chapter and represent nearly 300 members from all across Canada.

We are in the process of the redesigning this website to better serve our members. Please take a few moments to complete our website survey or nominate a Canadian healthcare leader to profile in Chapter communications over the coming year.

Canadian Chapter of ACHE Board of Directors 2019 Election Notice

This official notice serves as the beginning of the election process to select new Directors to serve on the Canadian Chapter of ACHE Board of Directors, the body that represents ACHE’s affiliates in Canada. Service as an elected official is a unique opportunity to exercise your leadership ability, share innovative ideas, and act on behalf of fellow Canadian ACHE members.

The intent of the Chapter Board of Directors is to have a balanced representation of a broad geography across Canada, based on the ability for members to actively serve on the Board of Directors and Committees. The individual is expected to reside in the region they are applying to represent. Board meetings are held monthly at the call of the Chair, and Directors are requested to perform other duties as discussed at the Executive level.
All Canadian Chapter of ACHE members who wish to run for election must submit a Letter of Intent to Danielle Swerhone, Regent & Chair Nominations Committee electronically at dswerhone@gmail.com by 5 pm MST, Friday, December 14, 2018. When submitting the letter of intent please use this form. If you have submitted your letter of intent electronically, and you have not received confirmation that it was acknowledged by December 13, 2018, please contact Danielle Swerhone at dswerhone@gmail.com.

Elections will be held in the following jurisdictions:
● Alberta – 1 position
● Manitoba/Saskatchewan/NWT/YK/Nunavut – 1 position
● Ontario – 2 positions
● Quebec – 1 position
● PEI/NB/NS/NFLD & Labrador – 1 position

Key Dates
● November 5, 2018 – December 14, 2018 Nominations Period
● December 14, 2018 1700 hours ( MST) Nominations Close
● January 4 – 20, 2019 In the event of multiple candidates in one region, an election will occur of the membership in that area. Elections in Ontario; PEI/NB/NS/NFLD & Labrador; Alberta;MB/Sask/NWT/YK/Nunavut; Quebec.
● March , 2019, Term for Elected Directors begins after the Annual Business Meeting.

Please note:
● All incumbents are eligible for re-election
● Interested individuals must be Members, Fellows or Life Fellows in good standing with ACHE to be eligible for nomination.
● Individuals may self-nominate or be nominated by any Affiliate of the Canadian Chapter of ACHE
● Individuals must be working/ living in the jurisdiction in which they are seeking nomination
● Directors will be elected by the Chapter Affiliates working in the respective jurisdictions.
● Affiliates are assigned to a jurisdiction based on their business address. Affiliates who are uncertain about their membership status, jurisdiction or would like additional information about the responsibilities of a Director may contact Danielle Swerhone, Chair, Nominations Committee, Canadian Chapter of ACHE at dswerhone@gmail.com.
● New Directors will each serve a two-year term on the Chapter Board of Directors beginning March, 2019 at the ABM.Canadian Chapter of ACHE 2019 Board of Directors Election Notice

Latest newsletter now available

Our September 2018 Chapter newsletter is now available. To view click here.

Oct 23, 2018 – BC Health Leaders Conference, Vancouver

The Canadian Chapter of ACHE is hosting an education session accredited for 1.5 Category 1 (face-to-face) credits, followed by a networking event during the BC Health Leaders Conference and you’re invited to attend! The event will take place October 23, 2018 from 1-5 PM at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, Port McNeill Room, 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC. For more information click here.

ACHE Canada: Member Spotlight, September 2018

The Membership and Advancement Committee is pleased to introduce an exciting new initiative designed to highlight the incredible leaders of the Canadian Chapter.

Member Spotlight will profile thoughtful and accomplished leaders at various stages of their career in our quarterly newsletter and on our website.

Below are the profiles of distinguished ACHE Canada members prepared by Membership and Advancement Committee Chair, Todd Stepaniuk.

James Haney, Director of Quality, Safety and Enterprise Risk Management, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.

Terry Fadelle, Certified Health Executive, President of Fadelle Consulting Services.

Steph Ouellette, VP Strategic Partnerships Middlesex Hospital Alliance

Frances Roesch, Chair, Canadian Chapter of ACHE

If you have suggestions for leaders to include in a future issue of Member Spotlight, please contact Todd.

Mar 4-7, 2019 – ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership, Chicago

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Congress offers sessions on a wide range of topics:

Career Management/Workforce Issues
Facility Design and Planning
Healthcare Finance
Healthcare Reform Strategies and Tactics
Healthcare Operations
Information and Clinical Technology
Organizational Development and Leadership
Patient and Care Management
Physician Relationships and Partnerships
Quality and Patient Safety

Share your expertise. Connect with peers. Learn from recognized healthcare leaders. To register visit www.ache.org/Congress.

2018 Regent’s Award Nominations due Sep 14, 2018

The Regent’s Awards for Canada recognize ACHE members in healthcare leadership positions who demonstrate commitment to excellence in service to their healthcare organizations, community volunteer groups, or the Canadian Chapter of ACHE. Members of the Canadian Chapter are eligible for the award.

To apply or nominate another ACHE member, please email your submission package in confidence to Danielle Swerhone, ACHE Regent for Canada, dswerhone@gmail.com by September 14, 2018.

The package should include a nomination letter describing how the nominee has made a substantial and unique impact in their healthcare organization, community group or the Canadian Chapter. Please cite specific examples. Nomination packages should also include a minimum of two (2) and up to five (5) letters of support.

The 2018 Regent’s Award will be presented at a special reception at the ACHE Vancouver Cluster to be held on Monday, September 24, 2018 at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver, BC.

The Regent’s Awards for Canada are presented in partnership with Roche Diagnostics, a Premier Corporate Partner of ACHE.

For more information, download the document below.

Vancouver Cluster

Join us September 24-27, 2018 in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia for four energizing days of professional development, networking and more. Those who attend the Vancouver Cluster meeting will earn up to 12 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits. For more information click here..

Current members of the Canadian Chapter who were also members in 2017, and who attend at least one Vancouver Cluster 2018 seminar, are eligible for a rebate of up to $325 CAD depending on their paid membership category. Members and Fellows on a dues waiver are also encouraged to apply.

Rebate applications will be accepted until cluster registration closes.

Applications will be reviewed and rebates will be awarded to eligible applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. Reimbursement will be processed with proof of attendance post-event. To apply or for more information, click here.

2018 Annual Business Meeting: March 8, 2018

Our annual business meeting (ABM) will be held on Thursday March 8, 2018 beginning at 0900 Pacific/1000 Mountain/1100 Central/1200 Eastern/1300 Atlantic/1330 Newfoundland time. The main purpose of our Business Meeting will be to review the annual activities of the Canadian Chapter and present the slate of Officers and Committee Chairs for 2017-2018. We have reserved 60 minutes for this meeting. After the Board Members present their reports we will have time for Questions and Answers.

To download the 2-part meeting package click here and here.

Call for Nominations to ACHE Canada Board Extended to Dec 15, 2017

All Canadian Chapter of ACHE members who wish to run for election are invited to submit a Letter of Intent to Danielle Swerhone, Regent & Chair Nominations Committee, by 5 pm MST, December 15, 2017.

Elections will be held in the following jurisdictions:
• Ontario – 2 positions
• PEI/NB/NS/NFLD & Labrador – 1 position
• MB/SK/NWT/YK/Nunavut – 1 position
• Quebec – 1 position
• Alberta – 1 position

Key Dates
• November 16, 2017 – Nominations Open
• December 15, 2017, 1700 hours (MST) – Nominations Close
• January 4 – 20, 2018 – Elections
• March 5, 2018 – Term for Elected Directors begins

To download Letter of Intent, click here.

ACHE Canada Annual Business Meeting, March 8, 2018

The annual business meeting of the Canadian Chapter will be held by teleconference on Thursday March 8, 2018, beginning at 0900 Pacific/1000 Mountain/1100 Central/1200 Eastern/1300 Atlantic/1330 Newfoundland time. Call details will be provided closer to the meeting date.

The purpose of the Business Meeting will be to review the annual activities of the Canadian Chapter and present the slate of Officers and Committee Chairs for 2018-2019. The following vacancies will be filled in 2018:
• Ontario – 2 positions
• PEI/NB/NS/NFLD & Labrador – 1 position
• MB/SK/NWT/YK/Nunavut – 1 position
• Quebec – 1 position
• Alberta – 1 position

If you are interested in serving on a Canadian Chapter committee or board, please submit a Letter of Intent to Danielle Swerhone, by 5 pm MST, December 15, 2017.

Please note:
• All incumbents are eligible for re-election
• Interested individuals must be Members, Fellows or Life Fellows in good standing with ACHE to be eligible for nomination.
• Individuals may self-nominate or be nominated by any Affiliate of the Canadian Chapter of ACHE
• Individuals must be working in the jurisdiction in which they are seeking nomination
• Directors will be elected by the Chapter Affiliates working in the respective jurisdictions.
• Affiliates are assigned to a jurisdiction based on their business address. Affiliates who are uncertain about their membership status, jurisdiction or would like additional information about the responsibilities of a Director may contact Danielle Swerhone, Chair, Nominations Committee, Canadian Chapter of ACHE at dswerhone@gmail.com.
• New Directors will each serve a two-year term on the Chapter Board of Directors beginning 5 March 2018