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February 28, 2022

HQC invites human services organizations for second wave of quality improvement program

The Saskatchewan Health Quality Council (HQC) is seeking applications for the second cohort of its unique quality improvement (QI) program aimed at community and non-profit organizations located in Saskatchewan.

The Community QI Collective is a six-month, entirely virtual program that combines QI theory and experiential learning with a community of practice. The program goal is to provide participants with the tools and skills to continuously improve their work in the non-profit sector. Teams can expect to gain a new approach to problem-solving with a focus on improving the quality of services for the individuals they serve.

Community-based organizations, while essential to creating a society where everyone enjoys optimal health, are often hindered by limited resources. A quality improvement approach can help organizations use systems thinking and measurement to make changes. These changes can result in improved performance, a more effective use of resources and a higher quality of service for clients.

The Community QI Collective is ideal for those who:

  • work in child and youth mental health and well-being,
  • have ideas to test in their organization,
  • are interested in learning about ways to engage others in ideas or changes,
  • want to measure the success of a process or service they offer,
  • want to learn how to interpret their data to make meaningful changes, and
  • want to leverage their data to demonstrate progress.

Teams can range from one person to four people. Participants can expect to spend up to four hours per month in learning sessions and collaborative workshops, with an additional four hours of applying concepts in real-world scenarios. Optional weekly coaching with a QI practitioner is also available to participating teams.  

Saskatchewan-based human services organizations are welcome to apply by March 25. Early registration is recommended to reserve space as there is limited seating. Sessions begin on April 12. The program is provided at no cost for teams.

Read more about the program, apply or contact the Community QI Collective team for more information.