Category Archives: Announcements

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.

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

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, 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.

Sep 24-27, 2018 – 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
• New Directors will each serve a two-year term on the Chapter Board of Directors beginning 5 March 2018

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Canada Regent’s Breakfast

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Room 705, MTCC, South Building

Keynote presentation by David Olson, Chairman-Elect 2017-2018 American College of Healthcare Executives

ACHE Members – $40.00
Non-Members – $46.00
Student ACHE Members – $30.00

Registration deadline is Friday, October 20, 2017. Please return the registration form below along with confirmation of payment prior to the deadline. To download form click here .

For more information, please contact Danielle Swerhone at or 403-209-2344.


Join the Canadian Chapter on Friday, September 22, 2017, 8 AM to 12 noon EDT, at The Change Foundation, Suite 2501, 200 Front Street West in Toronto for an information-packed education session. Directions

8:00 – 8:30 am Networking and Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 am Applying Lean, Six Sigma and Blue Ocean Thinking to Your Reform Strategy

Sandra Ketchen, Senior Vice President of Operation, St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Glen Gale, Regional Vice President-Medical Imaging, IBM Company

Developing a culture of continuous improvement in health care setting allows healthcare leaders to reform the functions and systems of their care environment to attain performance improvement (PI) and respond effectively to changes in the healthcare landscape. This session will assist participants in establishing baseline understanding of contemporary methods in PI. The presenters will share their experiences and discuss criteria used to choose performance improvement methods, applications of various methods and results of their use.

10:00 – 10:30 am Coffee Break and Networking

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Driving Accountability and Transformational Change: The Secret Weapon in a Value-Based World

Kate Wilkinson, Vice President- Quality and Clinical Programs, Sinai Health System
Raj Sewda, Vice President- Patient Care, Chief Nursing Executive and Chief Privacy Officer, Runnymede Healthcare Centre

Value based care is an emerging concept adopted by many healthcare organizations to promote clinical efficiency, control rising health care costs, and ensure patients receive the right care at the right time. However, many healthcare leaders are fearful to self-initiate the level of care required to succeed in an era in which innovation and speed of change must become their ultimate competitive advantage. This session assists participants in understanding evolution of healthcare organizations from a volume-based world to a value-based world. It offers participants insight on limits of contemporary methods to successfully attain the required level of transformational change and the characteristics of a top performer.

12 Noon Adjournment

This program has been developed and is presented locally by the Canadian Chapter of ACHE. The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 3.0 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program.

Registration is $53.60. To register click here.

If you have questions, please contact Frederick Go on behalf of the Programs Committee-ACHE Canadian Chapter.

ACHE’s 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership

Mark Your Calendar Now!

Convene at the 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, March 26-29, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, and benefit from endless possibilities and countless opportunities to collaborate and “think outside of the box.”

Convene at Congress to:

  • Access more than 150 cutting-edge professional development sessions
  • Network with more than 4,200 peers and colleagues from around the globe
  • Learn innovative solutions from the nation’s top thought leaders
  • Tap into the latest tools and techniques designed to enhance your career

Here are just a few of the important topics that will be presented at Congress:

  • Keeping patients safer
  • Understanding your options under MACRA
  • Healthcare’s response to violence
  • Developing physician leaders
  • Overcoming the social determinants of poor health
  • Cultivating and delivering innovation
  • And many, many more!

For more information click here.