Clinical Quality Improvement Program (CQIP)

What is CQIP?

The Clinical Quality Improvement Program (CQIP) is a 10-month course designed to build capability in leading improvement work in health care, with a focus on clinical quality improvement projects. The program includes a mix of theory and experiential learning, along with individual coaching and a community of practice. Saskatchewan’s Clinical Quality Improvement Program is a sister program to Intermountain Healthcare’s internationally recognized mini-Advanced Training program that has been adapted for Saskatchewan’s health care system.

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Who should participate in the Clinical Quality Improvement Program?

CQIP is designed for actively practising health care clinicians in a clinical context or setting from across Saskatchewan, including non-physicians and teams. CQIP is for all care settings — including long-term, community, acute, and primary care.

While participants do not require previous quality improvement experience to take this program, some exposure is recommended. CQIP’s focus is on clinical quality improvement, but the knowledge and skills developed through this program can be applied to a diverse range of improvement projects.

CQIP’s strong links to Appropriateness of Care

CQIP supports the Appropriateness of Care Program by providing physicians and other clinicians in Saskatchewan with the training required to lead clinical improvement projects, particularly those with clear alignment with health system strategic priorities.

Important dates and deadlines

  • Applications for cohort 6 are now open
    • The application deadline has been extended to Friday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m.
    • Once your application is reviewed by the selection committee, you will receive notice no later than Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022
  • To further discuss the program please contact the CQIP program coordinator

Apply to CQIP

Are you ready to take the next step in becoming a clinical quality improvement leader? To apply to the Clinical Quality Improvement Program, applicants must submit an Application Form, Project Sponsor Form, and Program Sponsor Form before the application deadline.

Further instructions are provided in the CQIP Application Guide.

Cohort 6 application materials

QI’ck calls: Applicant information sessions

HQC is hosting CQIP QI’ck Calls for those interested in registering for CQIP. These Q&A sessions are geared to individuals applying to CQIP cohort 6, to address specific questions about the program or application process. No formal content will be delivered; rather, attendees should plan to bring their questions to the call. If you are interested, the dates and times are listed below. Click on the link to register for the session.

Other resources

View past participant projects

View projects from past cohort participants.


Contact the CQIP program coordinator

To contact the CQIP program coordinator, please visit the contact us page for the most up-to-date contact information.

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