Thank you to the CAPHC Community!

“Our strengthlies in the expertise, leadership, participation and commitment of the professionals and families from within our member organizations.”

From October 28 – November 1, 2012 approximately 400 colleagues, leaders and advocates gathered in the beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, to take part in CAPHC’s 2012 Annual Conference. I would like to thank all our delegates for making CAPHC’s annual conference a priority, in spite of very challenging and demanding workloads and budgetary constraints. A very special thank you to our BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre conference hosts!

In 2010, Dr. Dave Williams spoke to us about the importance and impact of “Followership” which he defined as “Upward Leadership” and its ability to impact practice change and a culture of safety of the highest quality.  The most striking observation at the 2012 annual conference was the collective commitment of all delegates, regardless of one’s professional role and responsibilities, to continuously improve system performance to achieve the best possible healthcare outcomes for all Canada’s children and youth.

Saluting our Child and Youth Healthcare Leaders:

In recognition of two outstanding leaders who have dedicated their careers to making a difference to the lives and well-being of children, youth and families in Canada, CAPHC was honoured to recognize Tracy Wrong, Director of Quality at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern in Ottawa, and Darlene Bolívar, Director of Quality at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, as CAPHC’s 2012 Contribution to Child Health Award recipients!

Tracy Wrong (CHEO) and Darlene Boliver (IWK Health Centre), winners of the 2012 CAPHC Contribution to Child Health Award.  In this picture:  Elaine Orrbine, Tracy Wrong, Darlene Boliver, Larry Gold

Cathy Davis (CIHI) (centre) receiving the 2012 CAPHC Corporate Citizenship Award, for the Canadian Institute  for Health Information (CIHI).

CAPHC was also honoured to recognize the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) as the recipient of CAPHC’s 2012 Citizenship Award, which was presented to Ms Cathy Davis, Director, Acute & Ambulatory Care Information Services, CIHI. CIHI was recognized for it’s long-standing commitment and leadership in the development and maintenance of a comprehensive and integrated national health information system. CIHI’s support and belief in CAPHC’s work has enabled exceptional national opportunities that has had a direct impact on all children’s hospitals in Canada, as well as many more healthcare organizations spanning the continuum of care.

Congratulations to all 2012 award winners!

For more pictures and other informations from the 2012 CAPHC Conference please go to the CAPHC Conference archive at:

Elaine Orrbine

President and CEO, CAPHC

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