The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) was established as the result of a rallying cry. Dedicated individuals working within the healthcare system simply couldn’t experience one more incident of a patient getting harmed. This year, we are seeking prospective Board Members from across Canada to join us in this mission!
In terms of mortality, patient safety incidents rank third in Canada behind cancer and heart disease with just under 28,000 deaths every year. This is equivalent to an incident occurring every 1 minute and 18 seconds, and a resulting death every 13 minutes and 14 seconds. This level of harm is simply unacceptable, and we need your help.
On behalf of the Nominating Committee of CPSI Board of Directors, we are recruiting the next Board Member who can help us achieve the changes our healthcare system so desperately requires. Are you impassioned by the idea of being champions for patient safety across the country? Do you yearn to connect with the industry leaders serving on the CPSI Board? Will you feel rewarded by the kind of progress we have enjoyed in making our healthcare system safer for all Canadians?
Of course, we always welcome Directors with experience in raising awareness, growing stakeholder connections, and building grass-roots campaigns. The CPSI Board would be well served by those with skills in entrepreneurship, technological innovation, business development, and both political outreach experience or political connections.
Previous experience in organizational governance would be an asset. CPSI values the diversity of the population we serve, and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of perspectives, beliefs and backgrounds. The CPSI Board meets quarterly across Canada, and CPSI pays travel costs and an honorarium for meeting attendance. Interested applicants, please complete your application at
We still have work to do! Today in Canada, every 17 minutes someone dies in a hospital from an adverse event. The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) was established as the result of a rallying cry led by dedicated individuals working within the healthcare system that couldn’t experience one more incident of a patient getting harmed. In December 2003, Health Canada officially created and announced funding for CPSI with a mandate to provide national leadership on developing evidence based tools and resources to educate and inspire safer care. CPSI the only national organization solely dedicated to reducing preventable harm and improving the safety of healthcare. This is accomplished by a focus on preventing harm from happening, responding to harm when it does happen and learning from harm so that it doesn’t happen again. CPSI has a Patient Safety Improvement Lead position available for someone passionate about improving our healthcare system.