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Community Health Ontario LeaderShift Project
LEADS Canada is proud to be collaborating with Community Health Ontario (CHO) in its launch of the LeaderShift leadership development project.

The LeaderShift project is the vision of CHO. This alliance of four provincial associations believes that leaders in community and primary healthcare are well-positioned to make a critical contribution to an improved and more integrated health system.

LeaderShift is an ambitious, new cross-sector initiative that gives current and emerging leaders in community and primary healthcare the opportunity to develop their abilities, ignite collaboration, and participate in shaping the future of our healthcare system.

LEADS Community for Practice

Knowledge Generation and Exchange

The online LEADS Community for Practice enables its members to interact with other healthcare leaders across Canada who are using the LEADS in a Caring Environment leadership framework.

Membership in the LEADS Community for Practice is free and provides access to discussion forums, leadership development research articles and other LEADS resources that can help you and your organization contribute to the dialogue around the shifting of leadership culture.

Learn more about the LEADS Community for Practice and how you can participate HERE


The uptake of LEADS across Canada has been amazing. This will allow health system leaders to share a common language when leading system change for improvements.
Gregory Taylor, BSc, MD, CCFP, FRCPC
Chief Public Health Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada

Accreditation Canada has implemented the Leads framework by providing 360 feedback to management, incorporating it in its ongoing performance appraisal process and reaching out to all staff through education sessions. We have found the initiatives to support us in having a common language, setting goals, building a succession plan for the organization and increasing collaboration within the organization. It is important to recognize that it should be relevant to everyone in the organization to really build leadership at all levels.


The Summit Series
This module-based, online Advanced Leadership Program (ALP) takes a deep dive into cutting edge topics related to the capabilities within the LEADS Framework with a focus on practical application.

This program is meant to provide information, tools, reflection, and discussion around key issues in healthcare leadership (for positional or non-positional leaders). With a series of modules to choose from, each promises a unique integration of self-directed learning, guided learning, and interactive discussions.

Learn more about this unique program

Leadership Development Assessment (LDI) Toolkit
Effective leadership is essential for any healthcare organization; to promote a positive culture, enhance the quality of patient care, and ensure the success of the organization.

CHLNet Research & Evaluation Working Group and its member partners, established a project to design a leadership development impact assessment toolkit, under the auspices of a ROI steering group. The LDI toolkit is the result of that work.

LEADS in Action: Succession Management Toolkit

LEADS Canada, in partnership with Hamilton Health Sciences, is offering and delivering the LEADS in Action: Succession Management Toolkit

The Succession Management Toolkit developed by Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is based on best practice evidence, HHS experience and application. It provides leaders with approaches, tools, and templates that guide organizations to assess, evaluate, and develop their top talent; those who wish to grow their leadership potential and career within the organization. Building internal top talent retains top performers, builds leadership capacity, and preserves experiential knowledge only obtained by existing talent.

Find out if this toolkit is right for your organization

Transforming Healthcare Organizations

Connecting the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace and the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework.

Commissioned by the By Health, For Health Collaborative, the Mental Health Commission of Canada, CHLNet, and LEADS Canada, partnered to develop a crosswalk between the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace and the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework.

The report is now available online!

LEADS 360 Assessments

Does your organization need support to develop successful LEADERS?

The LEADS 360 Assessment is a feedback process primarily for development purposes. It focuses on leadership and takes the capabilities identified in the LEADS in Caring Environment capabilities framework and identifies sentinel behaviors that would be exhibited by front-line, mid-level, senior, or executive level leaders.

Visit our LEADS Services page to learn more.
To learn how to implement the LEADS 360 Assessment in your organization, contact Kate Lawrie, Administrative Coordinator, LEADS 360 Support at



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