AFHTO Events

Workshop: Effective Governance for Quality in Primary Care

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Ontario, PIER 4 & 5 | Reserve your room online by September 28, 2015.   10:30am to 4:30pm
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It’s time to take advantage of governance education opportunities available just for you as an AFHTO member. Given the Ministry’s anticipated announcement about important developments for the evolution of primary care and our health system, strong governance and leadership practices will be even more paramount for FHTs/NPLCs to successfully navigate the changes that lie ahead.

AFHTO is pleased to offer this workshop to AFHTO member board members, executive directors and lead clinicians. It will conveniently be held one day prior to AFHTO’s 2015 Conference.

Hotel group rates expire September 28, 2015 so please confirm your registration as soon as possible.

What is the focus of the workshop?

Effective Governance for Quality in Primary Care is an evidence-based training program for FHTs and NPLCs, delivered by peer leaders from these organizations. Since 2013, workshops have been offered with supporting materials/work books to provide board members and member leaders with an understanding of the skills and tools to support organizational efforts in improving quality and patient safety.

Approximately 300 leaders from AFHTO member organizations have attended the workshops;
99% found the learning session components to be “Valuable” or “Extremely Valuable” to their engagement and learning.

Who should attend?

The sessions are for board members, executive directors and lead clinicians in AFHTO’s member organizations. is recommended that each organization send more than one board member to the program to fully benefit from the training.
(Please note, due to space limitations, this is not open to other FHT/NPLC team members).

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 workshops will also be customized 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. With the help of our peer facilitators, you will learn about the following subjects among others – roles, skills and knowledge, developing and maintaining relationships, culture, quality improvement planning and information and measurement. Case studies and reviews of best practices are included.

Program Inquiries

For further information on the workshop, please contact Bryn Hamilton, Provincial Lead, Governance and Leadership Program, by e-mail or by phone (647) 234-8605 ext. 201.


  • Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) for up to 2.5 Category II credits.
  • This program has been accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 5 Mainpro-M1 credits.