The Community QI Collective is an applied program focused on building capacity for quality improvement that provides resources, coaching, and peer support to help organizations make improvements to create a better experience for their clients and staff with an aim to ultimately make health better in Saskatchewan. Participating organizations learn tools and approaches that can help them use resources more effectively and find ways to reduce barriers to service and increase support so that Saskatchewan residents can more easily access the services they need when they need them.
How can quality improvement improve health-related services?
Community organizations are essential to creating a Saskatchewan where everyone enjoys optimal health. But often these organizations (especially community-based organizations) work with limited resources. Quality improvement is one way to improve outcomes, by getting better value out of the resources we have available. A process can be redesigned to be faster or more reliable just by changing a few steps. Helping organizations learn the science of quality improvement gives them the tools to make positive changes.
Organizations across sectors are challenged to do more with less resources. Participating in the Community QI Collective will help teams understand their organization’s current performance, map out the desired future state, and help make small, incremental improvements to reach their goals.
Who is a part of the Community QI Collective?
The Collective involves a diverse range of organizations. Some are community-based organizations that provide direct services to families in our communities. Others are governmental organizations that focus more on program development and policy infrastructure. And others are ministry-related – providing service (such as education) or granting agencies. What they all have in common is a desire to make improvements that let them do more for their clients, and a passion for enabling all communities and families to thrive.
QI Collective Cohort 1
The first cohort of the Collective included the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN), Family Service Saskatoon, Family Service Regina, SaskCulture, Interval House Saskatoon, and Northern Lights School Division.
QI Collective Cohort 2 (Program runs from April 12-Sept. 13, 2022)
Participants in the second cohort of the Collective include the Battlefords Concern for Youth, Chokecherry Studios, PARTNERS Family Services, Ranch Ehrlo Society, Saskatoon Open Door Society, Tamarack Foundation, Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), and Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.
Can my organization be involved in a future Community QI Collective cohort?
Now accepting registrations for Cohort 3 (Program date: October 4, 2022 – March 28, 2023)
If you are interested in learning how to make impactful, sustainable changes in an organization involved in improving child and youth mental health and well-being, we invite you to join the third wave of the Community QI Collective.
Applications close August 29, 2022
For more information:
The following program guide is for Wave 2, but contains more in-depth information about the program and what you could expect for participation in Wave 3.
Contact the Community QI Collective program coordinator
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