CHWC 2018

Canadian Health Workforce Conference 2018

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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.   

Building momentum created by our first and second CHWC held in 2014 and 2016, the third Canadian Health Workforce Conference (CHWC) will continue the critically important discussions of how best to optimize our system's most important resource- our health workforce 

Ensuring a Fit-For-Purpose Health Workforce:

The theme for our third CHWC conference is, “Ensuring a Fit-For-Purpose Health Workforce.” This theme aligns with the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030, which calls for ministries of health and partners to identify “medium and long-term health workforce priorities for increasing reliance of health systems.” We will continue to work in close partnership with the WHO and the Global Health Workforce Network towards advancing the recommendations from the Global Strategy as well as the High-Level Commission for Health Employment and Economic Growth. We aim to deliver a program that meets the information needs of a wide range of audiences and to bring together key players towards the advancement of ensuring a fit-for-purpose health workforce that meets the needs of all Canadians. 

The CHWC hosts participants and presenters from across the country and internationally from such countries as Finland, United States,  United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Iran! 

 Canadian Health Workforce Conference 2018

Date: October 4th-5th 2018

Location: Palais des Congrès, Gatineau, Québec 

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Keynote Address:

The Honourable Ginette C. Petipas Taylor    Canada's Minister of Health 


 Come and take part in vibrant discussions showcasing cutting-edge research and innovation!


CHWC 2018 Planning Committee Members

Student Activities

Conference Program


Guest Speakers