Canadian Health Workforce Conference 2016

About the CHWC: 

The Canadian Health Workforce Conference (CHWC) brings together policy makers, academics, researchers, practitioners  and students from across the country with responsibility for and interest in health workforce issues.

The goal of the conference is to provide an opportunity to engage in knowledge exchange and meaningful discussion on a range of health workforce issues and showcase the latest research and cutting-edge technology and innovation for health workforce policy, planning and management across the country.



Optimizing the Canadian Health Workforce:

The CHWC 2016 was held at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa on October 3rd-5th 2016. The theme of this second CHWC was Optimizing the Canadian Health Workforce. The inspiration for this theme is the recently released report from the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences on Optimizing Scopes of Practice. This report set out a vision for a health workforce that was both more flexible and accountable to population and community health needs. This involves effective planning and efficient and equity deployment of health workers to meet the changing health needs of Canadians.

CHWC 2016 Video Remarks:

Hear about some of the highlights from this past CHWC 2016 from our International Guest Speaker Mr. James Campbell,  Director of the Health Workforce Department at the World Health Organization, and the Executive Director of the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA)from the WHO

CHWC 2016 Jim Video

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CHWC 2016 Supporters

The CHWC 2016 Canadian Health Workforce Planning Committee wishes to thank the following conference supporters for their generous support!

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CHWC 2016 Support Prospectus

 Read the CHWC 2016 support prospectus for details on how you and/or your organization can showcase your health workforce information, research and innovations!


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Health Canadacihr logo1This initiative has been generously funded by grants from Health Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the funders.