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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

2018 LEADS Community for Practice Exchange Day

Integrating LEADS for Healthy Systems

The annual LEADS Community for Practice Exchange Day will take place on June 6th, 2018 in St. John's, ND, following the National Health Leadership Conference.

Registration Now Open

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Resources shared at our previous Exchange Days are now available in our Community for Practice.

Our Silver Sponsors


2018 Sponsorship opportunities available here.

2018 National Health Leadership Conference
Creating the winning conditions for change

This conference is the largest national gathering of health system decision-makers in Canada. Join us in beautiful St. John's, Newfoundland on June 4 - 5, 2018.

Registration Now Open

For more information please visit the conference website:

CHLNet/LEADS Webinar Series

Did you miss it? 
Webinar #10 : Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast: Effective Practices and Tools to Change Culture
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Register for this free webinar that explores the links between leadership and culture. Two Ontario health care organizations will provide practical approaches and tools to changing culture deliberately at both the visible and under the surface level.

Guest Speakers:
Ellen Melis, Theresa Humphrys, and Charles Leveque

To view this free webinar and all other recordings and presentations, visit our Webinars page    

Community for Practice

LEADS Community for Practice Forum

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.

Contact us to learn how you can be part of the LEADS Community for Practice.


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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LEADS Learning Series Workshops 
Sarnia, Ontario - June / September, 2018

Don't miss this opportunity!

5 workshops
    5 LEADS domains
    5 days

These public workshops are being offered in collaboration with



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 Leaders, 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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