One Size Doesn’t Fit All – Dietitians and Nutrition Managers Supporting Cultural Preferences and Nutrition

The author of the “UHN Connecting Patients with Culturally Appropriate Foods for their Health” blog highlights the importance of cultural awareness and food in healthcare. While nutrition is a science, food is personal and there are many factors that influence the way we eat. A one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition is no longer appropriate. It is important […]

UHN Connecting Patients with Culturally Appropriate Foods for their Health

Introduction written by Jessica Schierbeck, Director, Strategic Solutions, who is the lead for the People-Centred Care Leadership Program Our People-Centred Care Leadership Program includes regular opportunities for learners to compare what they have learned against experiences they have had either as healthcare professionals or as patients or family members. This kind of reflection is important […]

Patient Engagement and Zero Suicide

After launching our People-Centred Care Leadership Program in September, we are constantly on the lookout for exceptional people-centred practices and initiatives. Each year, HealthCareCAN, CPSI and HSO partner to offer the Patient Engagement in Patient Safety program which recognizes leading practices in this area. In 2019, one of the organizations and teams recognized was St. […]

CHA Learning and HealthCareCAN Member Scholarships

For many HealthCareCAN members, the annual CHA Learning Member Scholarship (used towards any CHA Learning program of a Member’s choice ) is one of the most valuable benefits of membership. More and more, members are further leveraging the value of this Scholarship by using it as part of a strategy to engage staff in their […]

Reflections on the Nourish Food for Health Symposium: “Building a future where the impact of food on health is understood and valued”

On May 15th and 16th, 2019 over 200 passionate people from across North America came together to discuss strategies, practices, and policies to build a better food culture in healthcare for patients, staff, communities and future generations. These conversations took place at the Food for Health Symposium organized and hosted by Nourish, a multi-disciplinary team […]

Student spotlight: Lindsey Page

We are immensely proud of all our CHA Learning alumni who are making a difference in healthcare. Lindsey Page graduated from our Health Information Management (HIM) Program in 2015 and then went on to complete our Patient-Centred Experience and Design Program (PaCED) in 2018. Lindsey speaks below about the impact of these educational experience on […]

The Importance of Understanding Food Allergies to a Food Service Manager

May is Food Allergy Awareness Month. Many of us know someone who has an allergy to certain foods or may be allergic ourselves. Food allergies have become more prevalent in recent years, and have gained much more attention from the public. Food Allergy Canada is focusing on several key messages for Food Allergy Awareness Month. […]

Government budgets: what they are, why they matter, and how to read them

The first thing to know about reading a government’s budget is that a government budget is not a ‘budget’ in the common sense of the word. You and I might have a personal, family, or business budget that lays out how much we can spend on food, entertainment, luxuries, etc. and still meet our savings […]