Quarterly Newsletter of the Canadian Chapter of ACHE
Fall 2020
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New & Noteworthy in Canadian Healthcare
ACHE Canada Member Spotlight: Gilles Lanteigne
Message from Your ACHE Regent- Fall 2020
What Seniors Can Expect as Their New Normal in a Post-Vaccine World
ACHE Canada Member Spotlight: Tony Weeks
ACHE News | Q3 2020
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2020 Chapter Officers

Todd Stepaniuk

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Vice Chair

Guy Bourbonnière 

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Leslie Benecki, FACHE 

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Chair, Audit Committee

Guy Bourbonnière

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Chair, Communications 

Francisco Grajales

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Chair, Membership & Advancement

Allan Katz 

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Chair, Programs

Shawn Drake

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Regent &

Chair, Nominations

Frances Roesch, FACHE 

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Todd Stepanuik
Message from Your Board Chair

Dear Fellow Canadian Chapter Members,

As we enter yet another month of the challenges of this pandemic, the board and I cannot help but be proud of the resiliency of our healthcare leaders across our ACHE Chapter. Change has always been a part of what we traverse as healthcare leaders, but never at this frequency or pace. It seems that throughout this pandemic change has come to us daily at times, if not hourly. As leaders in our respective healthcare organizations we must adapt to this change, communicate this change, and own this change. And in this change, we become stronger leaders and stronger spokespersons for our industry.

Like many of you, my last six months have been filled with many emotions – worry and concern for the economy; fear for family, friends and colleagues; prayers for our political leaders to make the right decisions regarding COVID; and genuine gratitude for those who have displayed genuine caring, selfless action and leadership.  

Just as individuals and organizations have adapted to change, so has the Canadian Chapter of American College of Healthcare Executives. As healthcare leaders move forward and adapt to the changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering the opportunity to receive ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits from your home or office. Virtual Face-to-Face Courses are being offered on a variety of timely healthcare leadership topics and consist of pre-course surveys and assessments, discussion board conversations and scheduled virtual live sessions.  Further information will be shared as this is being led by our Program Committee.

The Chapter board has been working diligently in reviewing the Chapter statement (policy) regarding Diversity and Inclusion.  One of my goals for the board this year was to refresh the 2014 document.  The Policy and Procedure Working Group was tasked with performing a stern to stern review of the document.  As a result, the Board has recently ratified an updated Inclusion and Diversity Policy.  It may be found on the chapter website.  We embrace inclusion and diversity within the healthcare management field and recognizes that priority as both an ethical and business imperative.  As we know our Canadian population, labour market and workforce demographics have changed substantially over the years. We are a more diverse, vibrant and heterogeneous country than ever before.  I encourage you to check out the new policy which can be found on the Chapter website at  http://canada.ache.org/

Thank you for everything you are doing in your organizations and communities to improve and maintain the health of those you serve.

Stay safe. Stay Healthy. 

Todd Stepanuik

Chapter Chair

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Upcoming Events
Oct 29-30, 2020 - 2020 BC Health Leaders Conference
Attend the Canadian College of Health Leaders Virtual 2020 BC Health Leaders Conference, themed “Finding your compass: Leading through uncertainty,” October 29-30 to discover how leadership through innovation, creativity, and flexibility can help you find and trust your leadership compass.
Innovative leaders inspire their teams to be creative in finding and navigating effective solutions to today’s complex challenges in healthcare. Each session will help you create an environment where everyone’s voice can be heard, and everyone’s perspective can contribute to effective solutions.
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Nov 16-18, 2020 - Institute of Public Administration of Canada’s 2020 Annual Conference: Building the New Normal 
This year’s conference theme, Building the New Normal, will be held virtually and will tackle the public sectors latest challenges and unique opportunities in the wake of COVID-19, including the rise of technology and digital services, pandemic responses and best practices at all levels of Government, the future of work, economic recovery, governance and leadership and much more. This year’s conference will also feature workshops and networking opportunities designed to help job seekers in a changing employment landscape. 
ACHE is co-hosting the Plenary session on Monday Nov. 16 and there are 1.5 ACHE credit hours authorized. 
Nov 24-Dec 18, 2020 - Virtual Board of Governors Exam Review Course
The Board of Governors Examination in Healthcare Management (BoG Exam) is a comprehensive multiple-choice exam testing 10 core healthcare management knowledge areas. This multi-week virtual  review course provides the opportunity to gain insight and information into all 10 core knowledge areas; explore effective test-taking strategies; review sample test questions; and gain a better understanding of the exam’s content, structure and scoring.

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The Canadian Chapter of ACHE is an independent chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Vision: To be the professional association of choice for Canada's health leaders.

Mission: To promote exceptional professional development through partnerships, networks and access to national and international resources enabling health care leadership excellence.