Recent Meetings & Events

Next Meeting

Date: November 21, 2018
Location: Sheraton Toronto Centre Hotel, Toronto, ON.
Theme: Health Innovations: Diagnostics and Treatment


To register, please contact Sylvie Blais-Tam at 613-526-3090x310 or email at

Spring 2018 Meeting

Integrating for Outcomes: Scaling Digital Solutions Across the Health and Health Care System

March 26, 2018
MaRS Discovery District, CR3 Room, 101 College Street, Toronto, Ontario

From connecting providers and patients, to enabling the collection and analysis of big data to inform programs, policy, and practice, digital health plays a key role in improving the sustainability of the health and health care system.

Building on the successful fall 2017 meetings on Transforming Health Care Through Digital Innovations and the Strategic Foresight Workshop on How will eHealth Impact Canadian Health and Health Care in 2035, we invite you to join sector stakeholders and thought-leaders from The Conference Board’s Centre for the Future of Health (CFH) and The Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care (CASHC), and invited guests, as they delve deeper into the subject of scale and spread of patient-oriented digital health solutions for integrated care and better health outcomes across the Canadian health care system.

To realize the full potential of digital health in an era of value-based health and health care, there is a need to build-on existing knowledge; learn from experiences; scale and spread best practices; actively engage patients, families, and caregivers; and support its optimization, such as through innovative funding models. Further, setting bold, aggressive goals with measurable targets and benchmarks is crucial to systemic digital health transformation—and this requires collaboration across the health ecosystem. Creating and supporting strategic partnerships across industry, government, provider, and patient networks can enable the development of innovative solutions and optimize the system-wide benefits of their scale and spread.

The overarching theme of the joint spring CASHC and CFH meeting is the enhancement of system integration for improved patient outcomes through the scale and spread of best practices and patient-oriented digital solutions, which will ultimately improve the sustainability of the health system.

This executive meeting program will include dynamic presentations from the country’s top thought-leaders, interactive discussant panels, and a roundtable working session. Fittingly taking place at one of Canada’s largest innovation hubs, MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, this meeting is not to be missed!


  • Learn about the shift to value-based care, and innovative approaches to leveraging digital technologies in Canada and abroad for improved health outcomes and better system integration.
  • Engage in discussion with thought-leaders on the opportunities to getting the most out of digital technologies in health and health care and the results we expect to see from optimal scale and spread.
  • Gain insights on approaches to, and the benefits of, engaging patients and caregivers in the design, implementation, and evaluation of innovation within the health care system.

Featured Speakers


Fred Horne
Alberta Minister of Health (2011–14)
Principal, Horne Associates, and Adjunct Professor
School of Public Health, University of Alberta

William Charnetski

William Charnetski
Chief Health Innovation Strategist
Government of Ontario

Zayna Khayat

Zayna Khayat
Future Strategist, Saint Elizabeth and Senior Advisor
Health System Innovation
Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Greg Hein

Greg Hein
Assistant Deputy Minister, Digital Health Secretariat
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Maria Judd

Maria Judd
Vice-President, Programs
Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

Jeff Ruby

Jeff Ruby
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Patti Cochrane

Patti Cochrane
Senior Vice-President, Clinical Strategy and
Chief Innovation Officer
Trillium Health Partners (2012–17)

Michael Green

Michael Green
President and Chief Executive Officer
Canada Health Infoway

Kathy Steegstra

Kathy Steegstra
Senior Provincial Executive Director, Virtual Health
Trauma Services and Mobile Medical Unit
British Columbia Provincial Health Services Authority

Julie Drury

Julie Drury
Ontario Minister’s Patient and Family Advisory Council

Puneet Seth

Dr. Puneet Seth
Chief Medical Officer

Lisa Machado

Lisa Machado
Founder and Patient Advisor
The Canadian Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Network

Joby McKenzie

Joby McKenzie
Senior Vice-President, Business Development

Sanjay Cherian

Sanjay Cherian
Vice-President, Product and Strategy
TELUS Health

Annette McKinnon

Annette McKinnon
Founding Team Member
Patient Advisors Network

Angela Morin

Angela Morin
Patient Partner
Kingston Health Sciences and Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

Centre for the Future of Health Co-Chairs

  • Patrick Dicerni
    Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Planning, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Neil D. Fraser
    President, Medtronic Canada

Sponsored by MaRS Discovery District
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Recent Event

Healthy Canada Conference 2018: Personalized Health and Wellness

Tuesday March 27 and Wednesday March 28, 2018
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, Ontario


Past Meetings


November 8–9, 2017
Meeting: Centre for the Future of Health

November 8, 2017
Meeting: Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care 

May 29–30, 2017
Conference: Value-Based Procurement and Innovation 2017: Opportunities for Improving Canada's Health Care

April 26–27, 2017
Conference: Access to Affordable Medicines

April 25, 2017
Meeting: Whole Health Innovation Collaborative Meeting and Reception

November 21, 2016
CASHC Members Meeting and Networking Dinner


May 12, 2016
Conference: Future Care for Canadian Seniors

May 11, 2016
CASHC Members Meeting and Networking Dinner

March 2, 2016
Conference: Healthy Brains Across the Lifespan


December 1, 2015
Conference: Healthy Canada: Financial Models and Fiscal Incentives in Health and Health Care

November 30, 2015
CASHC Members Meeting and Networking Dinner

October 14, 2015
Strategic Foresight Workshop—How will Health Care in Canada be Funded in 2035?

June 3–4, 2015
Network Meeting, Chronic Diseases and Team-Based Approaches

May 20–21, 2015
Conference: Strategic Procurement and Innovation: Opportunities for Improving Canada’s Health Care Systems

May 20–21, 2015


May 11–12, 2015
Western Health Summit 2015

April 30–May 1, 2015
Network Meeting, Transportation and Healthy Aging: Issues and Ideas for an Aging Society


November 28, 2014
Members’ Meeting, Toronto

October 23–24, 2014
Health Summit 2014: Aging, Chronic Disease, and Wellness

May 6–7, 2014
“Nudging” Toward a Culture of Wellness



October 29, 2013
Employees, Employers and Service Providers: Collaboration for Maximum Impact on Health System Sustainability, Toronto, ON


May 10, 2013
Core Research for 2013–14, Toronto, Ontario



October 29, 2012
Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care (Members’ Meeting), Toronto, ON

October 30–31, 2012
Summit on Sustainable Health and Health Care, Toronto, ON

April 16, 2012
Health and Health Care Systems in Canada: Paving the Way for Higher Performance—Collaborative Meeting of The Conference Board of Canada’s Health-Related Executive Networks, Toronto, ON



October 28, 2011 
Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care (Members’ Meeting), Toronto, ON

May 13, 2011
Inaugural meeting of the Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care

  • Agenda
  • Summary Notes
  • The Credit Valley Hospital—Sustainability Slide

    This slide, prepared by the Credit Valley Hospital, shows the relative performance of Canadian provinces and selected countries in terms of health spending (as a per cent of GDP) and life expectancy. It illustrates that greater spending on health does not necessarily lead to better health outcomes. It also shows that when it comes to spending and results, significant differences exist—not only among countries, but also among Canadian provinces.


Past webinars

August 2, 2017
Stretched Too Thin: The Demand for Physiotherapy Services in Canada

July 19, 2017
Innovation in Cardiovascular Disease Management: The Impact of PSCK9 Inhibitors

July 12, 2017
Expanding Pharmacy Services in Canada: Measuring the Opportunity

July 5, 2017
Future Care for Canadian Seniors: A Primer on Nursing Supply and Demand

June 27, 2017
Improving Home Care Standards: An Innovative Approach to a National Challenge

May 31, 2017
Palliative Care Matters: Fostering Change in Canadian Health Care

May 31, 2017
Navigating Health Care for Children: The NaviCare Solution

May 30, 2017
Placemaking & Urban Mobility: Creating Healthy & Sustainable Communities

March 28, 2017
Big Data Projects in Canadian Health Care – The GEMINI Experience

March 23, 2017
Placemaking & Urban Mobility: Creating Healthy and Sustainable Communities

January 19, 2017
Managing Mobility in an Aging Society: Addressing Transportation Needs of Canadian Seniors

December 8, 2016
Stopping Sedentary School Kids: Getting Kids to Move More and Sit Less

October 25, 2016
Bending the Cost Curve in Canadian Health Care: The Economics of Health

September 27, 2016
Are Canadian Kids too Tired to Move? Results from the 2016 ParticipACTION Report on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

July 14, 2016
Dollars and Sense: Using Health Economics to Inform Public Policy (Part 2)

July 12, 2016 
Dollars and Sense: Using Health Economics to Inform Public Policy (Part 1)

June 21, 2016
Canadian Health Care in 2035: Four Scenarios on the Future of Health Care Funding

June 14, 2016
The Path to Better: Improving Quality in our Health Care Systems

May 30, 2016
Multiple Sclerosis in the Workplace: Achieving Successful Employment Experiences

May 18, 2016
More than Prescribed: A Review of Pharmacy Services and Skills in Canada

March 24, 2016
Improving Health Care Access Through Fiscal Policy

February 3, 2016
Investing in Children’s Health—Pedianomics & the Tiny Tidal Wave

January 28, 2016
Building Superior Health Policy: The Inclusive Growth Framework

January 27, 2016
The link between physical activity and productivity—Fit at work

November 24, 2015
Habitudes de vie plus saines : des avantages considérables pour l'économie du Québec et la santé de ses citoyens

November 19, 2015
The Future Supply and Demand of Care for Canadian Seniors

November 17, 2015
Building a Healthier, Safer Workplace: Recognizing and Managing Health Hazards at Work

October 29, 2015
LEANing Towards Success—Achieving Greater Efficiency Through Transformational Change

October 22, 2015
Healthy Brains at Work: How Top Employers are Improving Mental Health

September 17, 2015
Seniors Residential Care in Canada: Can We Afford It?

September 15, 2015
Seeing the Light: How to Minimize the Health Impacts of Shiftwork

August 11, 2015
Wellness in the Workplace: Focusing on Mental Fitness

July 29, 2015
Promoting Outdoor Activity to Increase Employee Health and Wellness

July 9, 2015
Getting people Moving: Understanding Behaviour to Increase Physical Activity

July 9, 2015
Ontario Gets a Healthy Check-Up: How Canada Performs Health Report Card

July 9, 2015
Health is a Way of Life in British Columbia: How Canada Performs Health Report Card

June 24, 2015
Are the Kids Alright? A 24-hour Movement Guideline for Healthier Children and Youth

May 26, 2015
Health and Home: An Overview of Senior Care in Canada

May 21, 2015
Healthcare for a Vulnerable Population: The Ottawa Inner City Health Project

May 5, 2015
Medical Tourism: An Opportunity for Canada?

March 25, 2015
Exercise is Medicine: A Way to Promote Physical Activity in Canada