Edmonton, AB, December 11, 2019 – The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) and Health City are pleased to announce that they have entered into a working partnership.

Recognizing the ongoing need for professional development, advocacy and innovation across the health care continuum, partnership with CCHL strongly aligns with a number of Health City mandates. The partnership will aim to create opportunities of cross-pollination between Health City and CCHL, with the intent of expanding the reach, network and impact of both organizations.

A national approach is required for Canadians to address health challenges in the nation. This partnership provides a prime opportunity to share and scale learnings across provinces.

“We are so pleased to be working with Health City given that we are co-hosting the National Health Leadership Conference with HealthCareCAN in Edmonton in 2020 and that the year marks the 50th anniversary of the College. The time is right to be having health leadership and transformation conversations”, said Alain Doucet, CEO of the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

“Health City is very pleased to enter into a partnership with CCHL,” stated Health City Director of Business Development, Antonio Bruni. “Leveraging CCHL’s unique professional development programs and national network of health leaders will play a key role in driving innovation in our region. We look forward to working together on future initiatives.”

As part of this new partnership, CCHL will be featured at Health City’s first Breakfast Series event of 2020 on February 13. Health City will promote and support the National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC) in Edmonton on June 15 – 16, 2020 co-hosted by CCHL and HealthCareCAN.

About the Canadian College of Health Leaders

The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) is a national, member-driven, non-profit association. The College strives to provide the leadership development, tools, knowledge and networks that members need to become high impact leaders in Canadian healthcare. As defined by the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework, a leader is anyone with the capacity to influence others to work together constructively. Through LEADS, the CHE designation, credentialing, training, conferences, mentoring and a nationwide careers network, we support health leaders in every sector and region, from every professional background and at any stage of their career.  Located in Ottawa, the College collaborates with 21 chapters across the country and engages with its 3,700 members and 80 corporate members to promote lifelong learning and professional development while recognizing leadership excellence. More information: www.cchl-ccls.ca

About Health City

Health City is a non-profit, municipal economic development organization created to connect, promote, catalyze and accelerate innovation in the health sector in Edmonton and surrounding region. Health City works with our community to create a vibrant health industry with health and social outcomes for our citizens. Our focus is on transforming innovations from our health ecosystem into solutions that have commercial application and global relevance; adopting them for impact in Edmonton and scaling them for export to global markets. For more information, visit www.edmontonhealthcity.ca.

About the National Health Leadership Conference

Presented by HealthCareCAN and the Canadian College of Health Leaders, the National Health Leadership Conference is the largest national gathering of health system decision-makers in Canada, including health leaders, direct care providers, patients and caregivers.

The NHLC provides a forum for questions, debate and sharing strategies and solutions to the most pressing health system challenges. Themed “Adaptive leadership in complex times”, the 2020 conference will be held June 15-16, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. More information: www.nhlc-cnls.ca


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