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LEADS Canada provides LEADS-based leadership development services and partners with organizations, authorities and regions to facilitate not only the adoption of the framework, but a cultural shift required to fully imbed LEADS throughout an organization.  

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Events & Webinars

LEADS Internal Facilitator Certification Program

Have you completed a LEADS Learning Series?
Be part of the future of health leadership in Canada!

December 4,5,6, 2018 - Sarnia ON

The LEADS Internal Facilitator certification program equips candidates within community healthcare agencies, hospitals, health authorities, and regions across Canada with the skills and knowledge to deliver LEADS workshops internally, using the LEADS framework as the foundation.

To find out if this program is right for you and your organization,  click here.

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CHLNet/LEADS Webinar Series

Webinar #12 - Bridging the Generational Gap in Health Leaders 

Thursday, Setember 27, 2018

Emerging Health Leaders (EHL) Canada led an environmental scan using the LEADs framework as a foundation that engaged emerging, mid-level and senior leaders spanning 3 different generations to better understand the generational gap in health leaders, the challenges it creates, and how we can bridge the gap. 

Guest Speakers: 

Michelle Moonesar, Project Manager, Mississauga Halton LHIN and
Co-Chair of EHL's Canada's National team
Melicent Lavers-Sailly, Communications and Corporate Marketing, Medtronic Canada
and Co-Chair EHL Toronto

Moderated by: Emily Gruenwoldt, President and CEO, Canadian Association of Paediatric Health and
Executive Director of Paediatric Chairs

If you missed this webinar, you can find the link to the recording here.

Community for Practice

LEADS Community for Practice

Knowledge Generation and Exchange

The online LEADS Community for Practice enables members to interact with others across Canada who are also using LEADS in a variety of ways and settings. Membership in the LEADS Community for Practice provides access to discussion forums, leadership development research articles and LEADS resources. Members are encouraged to share their resources, experiences and learnings on the implementation and integration of LEADS to facilitate its’ use in new settings and in new ways.

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.

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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 health care 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 health care the opportunity to develop their abilities, ignite collaboration, and participate in shaping the future of our health care system

Changing Health Organizations with the LEADS Leadership Framework: Report of the 2014-2016 Leads Impact Study
Research Partners:
Canadian College of Health Leader s, Fenwick Leadership Explorations, Royal Roads University, Mitacs Elevate  

With LEADS being broadly adopted and integrated in health organizations across Canada, the 2014-2016 LEADS Impact Study explored the uptake of LEADS in five organizations to identify individual, organizational and system applications and impact.

Read the report here.

CHLNet's Top 10 Suggested LEADS Readings

Visit the LEADS Community for Practice Resources and check out CHLNet's latest “Top Ten” Suggested LEADS Readings, which provides detail on how selected leadership articles relate to the LEADS Framework components.

Top Ten Reading List – May 2016

Visit CHLNet's website for their previous Top Ten Reading lists. 

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


AVAILABLE NOW through the LEADS Bookstore

Bringing Leadership to Life in Health: LEADS in a Caring Environment

Do you have your copy?
Visit the LEADS Bookstore to order.

by Graham Dickson and Bill Tholl

This book describes what it means to be a leader in today's world and the key challenges to better leadership in our health system.

Tri-namics: Leadership Wisdom for the Health System

Now available through the LEADS Bookstore!

by Debbie Payne and Erna Hagge

Tri-namics is based on self-directed and sustained learning.  Tap into your own and the intellectual capital all around you and go beyond to access your personal and collective wisdom with this resource at your fingertips.

Visite the LEADS Bookstore here!



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