Innovations in Rural/Remote/Aboriginal

The CHWN partnered with the Health Council of Canada to initiate and populate a health workforce (HWF) innovations portal to showcase innovative approaches to health workforce issues. This was recently expanded to include innovations presented at the Canadian Health Workforce Conference that was held in Ottawa in October 2014. We highlight these innovations within the five key HWF themes of the Canadian Health Workforce Network.


Innovation Name

Innovation Type



Aboriginal Community Health and Wellness Services: Journey to Wellness Program/Service Saskatchewan Summary (PDF)
Aboriginal Day Withdrawal Program Program/Service Ontario Summary (PDF)
Aboriginal Patient Navigator System Program/Service Ontario Summary (PDF)
Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Program/Service British Colombia Summary (PDF)
Bundles as Culturally Safe Practices  Program/Service Ontario

Summary (PDF)

Community Care Health Center- Primary Care and Mental Health Services in One Place Program/ Service Ontario

Summary (PDF)

Cultural Resource Toolkit Program/Service Manitoba

Summary (PDF)

E-mental health Program/Service National

Summary (PDF)

First Nation Cultural School Program/Service Saskatchewan

Summary (PDF)

HealthForceOntario: Practice Ontario Program/Service Ontario

Access (Link)

Summary (PDF)

Intelligent Clinical Home Monitoring- Respiratory Care Program/Service Quebec Summary (PDF)
Leveraging Resources by Groups of Small Communities Models of Care Nova Scotia Summary (PDF)
Mental Health Liaison Models/Roles/Practice Alberta Summary (PDF)
Mobile IGRA (Interferon-Gamma Release Assays) Testing Program for TB Program/Service British Colombia Summary (PDF)
Northern Ontario Dietetic Internship Program Program/Service Ontario Summary (PDF)
Nurse and Dietician Health Teams to Prevent Diabetic Complications Models/Roles/Practice Alberta Summary (PDF)
Primary Health Bus Reaches Under-served Populations Service/Program Saskatoon Summary (PDF)
Rural Road Map for Action Framework National Summary (PDF)
The Clinical Coordination Unit for Pre-hospital Emergency Services (UCCSPU) Service Quebec Summary (PDF)
The Taber Clinic Models/Roles/Practice Alberta Summary (PDF)
Use of Telemedicine to Support Care of Newborns in Rural Manitoba Service/Program Manitoba Summary (PDF)

Showcase your HWF innovations for Rural, Remote and/or Aboriginal communities!

Eligibility Criteria: 

  1. Must be HWF related
  2. Should fall into one or more of the following descriptions:

          a) Models of Care, Roles or Practices 

          b) Tools or Resources

          c) Guides or Frameworks

          d) Methods, Approaches or Strategies

          e) Programs or Services

          f) Legislation, Policies & Standards of Practice

Submit Your HWF Innovation:

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