Quarterly Newsletter of the Canadian Chapter of ACHE
Fall 2020
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Message from Your Board Chair
ACHE Canada Members: Stay Tuned for our Branding Survey
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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Frances C. Roesch, FACHE
Message from Your ACHE Regent- Fall 2020

With the end of this unusual summer drawing near, we begin to prepare for an equally unique fall. We are returning to routines, though without the familiarity that we expect from routines. This is especially true of the return to school, from elementary to post-secondary, where so many are entering a remote or hybrid learning environment. While this academic year holds uncertainty, there is still much promise. It is an acknowledgment of what we all know: that despite COVID-19, time still passes, and we still move forward. For those not beginning a new school year, it’s still a great time to review professional development goals. For strategies to meet them, look no further than ACHE’s industry-leading education programs. You can find all of ACHE’s education offerings in a variety of formats here

As we continue to move through the COVID-19 pandemic, new challenges continue to present themselves, including increased fatigue and burnout from the sheer duration of the pandemic. Remember that ACHE has a dedicated COVID Resources section on its website with a growing library of COVID-19 related offerings. You can quickly browse items and learn from ACHE colleagues on the topics of interest to you. Upcoming and archived sessions are both listed.

The realities of COVID-19 highlight the benefits of being prepared. ACHE continues to plan for members’ future needs through its three-year strategic plan. Be engaged in the process: take a few minutes to review the Strategic Plan and offer your feedback.

If you’re looking for more local involvement in ACHE, consider putting your name forward for the Board of Directors of the Canadian Chapter of ACHE. We have two vacancies in each of the West (British Columbia/Alberta/MB/SK/NWT/YK/Nunavut) and East (Quebec/PEI/NB/NS/NFLD & Labrador) regions. Positions are three-year terms. Nominations are currently being accepted through September 23, 2020. For information or a nomination form, please email me at froesch@gmail.com. Please note that ballots for the elections will be distributed by email. If you have not enabled your ACHE communication preferences to accept email from your chapter, you will not receive a ballot. Sign into your member account on ache.org and navigate to “My ACHE” and opt into both “local chapter emails” and “chapter newsletters”.

Over the summer, I have had the opportunity to bring together a Regent’s Advisory Council as a means of gathering representative experiences and perspectives from ACHE members in Canada. Thank you to those who have agreed to serve James Haney, FACHE, Tanya Hastings, Sarah Hutchison, Gilles LeVasseur, FACHE, Paula Rozanski, Cathy Turner, and Tony Weeks. Your participation is invaluable to me, and I look forward to all I can learn from you. 

To all of our members, please know I would like to hear from you on any aspect of ACHE. You can reach me at froesch@gmail.com

Please note: Vacancies remain in both the East and West regions. Nominations can still be emailed to froesch@gmail.com.


Frances C. Roesch, FACHE

Regent for Canada


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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. 
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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.