AFHTO Events

Effective Governance for Quality in Primary Care Workshop

October 14, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Westin Harbour Castle, One Harbour Square, Toronto, Ontario

We are pleased to offer for FREE the Effective Governance for Quality in Primary Care workshop on Tuesday October 14 from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm (the day prior to the AFHTO conference). The later start will allow most members to arrive that morning and be ready for the conference the next day. Click here to access group rate for accommodations at the Westin Harbour Castle, and here to access discounted travel rates with Porter Airlines and VIA Rail.

Effective Governance for Quality in Primary Care is an evidence-based training program for FHTs and NPLCs, delivered by peer leaders from these organizations. Earlier this year, leaders from 52 AFHTO member organizations attended the workshops, rating them “valuable” and “extremely valuable” on all feedback forms.  In the words of one participant: “Very helpful sessions. I enjoy attending AFHTO led sessions as they guide our learning and work. I am leaving with several new ideas to bring back to the board to hopefully implement”.

This workshop was created by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI). To support the quality agenda in primary care, a year ago MOHLTC partnered with CPSI and the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO), the Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC), the Nurse Practitioner’s Association of Ontario (NPAO) to customize the program to Ontario’s primary care organizations. This year, peer leaders from FHTs and NPLCs have been trained to deliver the workshops to our members and are working with the AFHTO team to ensure that our members continue to receive the support required to develop strong governance structures and processes for quality care.

Who should attend?

The sessions are intended for board members, executive directors and quality improvement leaders in AFHTO’s member organizations.

What are the unique benefits of this workshop?

Boards are responsible for the performance of their organization, and this workshop will help board members understand how to perform their duties to the benefit of everyone involved, particularly patients.

The workshops have been customized for the primary care sector, but more importantly are delivered by FHT and NPLC peer leaders who speak about and address our specific governance issues. The fall workshop will be customized further to ensure that board members and leaders understand their role with respect to the quality and data improvement work lead by the Quality Improvement Decision Support (QIDS) program.

How do I register?

This session is FREE for board chairs/members, executive directors and lead MD/NPs of AFHTO member organizations. (Please note this is not open to other FHT/NPLC team members). It is recommended that each organization send more than one person to the program to fully benefit from the training.

The Governance for Quality workshop has now reached full capacity.

To be added to the waiting list or if you would like further information or assistance, please contact

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 2.5 Category II credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.

This program has also been accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 5 Mainpro-M1 credits.