Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI)

Canada has a quality health care system that delivers safe and effective care to Canadians every day. Providing safe, quality health care to Canadians is a priority for all governments. However, even with the best systems in place, things sometimes go wrong. Improving the safety of patients is about creating a culture that is open to disclosure and committed to change.

In December 2003, Health Canada officially created and announced funding for the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. CPSI was created to provide national leadership and coordinate the work necessary to build and advance a safer health system for Canadians. It does this by fostering collaboration between governments and stakeholders, supporting the development of patient safety initiatives that will help the Canadian healthcare system become the safest and best in the world.

CPSI currently focuses on four main areas:

For more information on the strategic direction for CPSI, please refer to their Strategic Plan.

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