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The Canadian Healthcare Council is an organization that specializes in certification of healthcare institutions and professionals. The standards for hospitals and clinics are included in Canadian federal and provincial regulations. Together with the international standards and best practices provide organizations with the information they need to pursue or maintain patient safety and high performance.
The Canadian Healthcare Council specializes in certification of doctors and healthcare providers. The requirements for certification of professionals are the international standards and current Canadian government statement for medical tourism.
Our governance and directors have over 20 years of experience in developing and implementing many quality accreditation programs in Canada and around the world.
Their work has been in more than 500 organizations in Canada and more than 100 organizations around the world.


Our program is our competitive advantage. Our program was created by Canadian healthcare professionals not general engineers. General quality dimensions cannot constitute the great majority of a program used in hospitals and clinics. A program has to be written and reviewed by healthcare professionals who work and see what hospitals and clinics need. We have technical people who understand the difference between a certification and accreditation. You are not going to find repetitive and archaic requirements in our program.

Client organizations see a return of their investment because you pay what a hospital and clinic in Canada is charged for our programs. The price you pay is not based on what competitors charge you outside of their countries but what Canadian hospitals and clinics pay here in Canada. International Accreditation bodies are blamed for milking poor countries to bring high revenues to North-America but this should not be the rule. The price is set based on what we charge in Canada to facilities and professionals without adding one or two ceros. The price for a visit could be around 14,000 CAN$ for three evaluators for a large and complex hospital. 

Our objective is that professionals and institutions have a return of their investment. As a difference with others, we take the steps to send you patients to your organization. Patients do not know nor have a reason to know about accreditation and certification companies. We have the experience to take the right steps to send you patients to your offices. We give you a superior business position than any other body after you finish our program.

A competitive advantage is our surveyors. As the difference with others, they currently work for healthcare organizations. Healthcare organizations deserve to be visited by active healthcare professionals.

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  • There are thousands of repeated standards for hospital and without value. More than 3500 standards for a complex hospital but there are too many repetitions. The standards could be reduced to the ones that are priority for an organization and have evidence.
  • The Canadian Council has removed all occurrences and identified only what has value to an organization and has evidence. The Canadian Council has learned accreditation bodies should not just add standards and unnecesary work every year.
  • It is not enough to have levels. The standards have to be consistently organized in such stages.
  • The Canadian Council have created four stages of implementation. The standards are consistently set in each stage. Organizations deserve that the benefit of having levels be consistent.
  • The benefit of having levels is irrelevant when there is no consistency.
  • The four stages have been developed by healthcare quality improvement experts as a difference to other accreditation companies.
  • There is not going to be a return of the investment. The price is set based on how much revenue and déficit an accreditation body has. For full preparation and a final visit, the price goes from a minimun of 60,000 CAN$ for a small ambulatory care office to 500,000 CAN$ for a large and complex hospital.
  • The price is set based on what we charge in Canada to facilities and professionals without adding one or two ceros. The price for a visit could be around 14,000 CAN$ for three evaluators for a large and complex hospital.


It is important to have proper preparation. Organizations deserve proper preparation.

Why Canada’s ‘best’ health-care system just got ranked last — again

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system just got ranked last — again

William Watson: In a New York Times contest of the world's top health-care systems, Canada didn't win. In fact, we were eliminated in the first round

The entrance to a Canadian emergency room.


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The national voice for an efficient healthcare system in Canada. 

 Our purpose. Benefit organizations for the first time from a Canadian program completely and exclusively developed by a team of doctors, nurses, technicians, and healthcare professionals

    Use our tool to find a CEHC certified organization and specialist


In 2004, the World Health Organization launched the World Alliance for Patient Safety. International Patient Safety Goals promoted by the World Health Organization have helped Canadian organizations and professionals to address specific evidence based areas of concern. The World Health Organization has promoted the Six Patient Safety Goals around the world as the most problematic areas and with the most evidence. Universities across Canada address such areas of concern in their courses for healthcare providers. Despite the multiple organizations in Canada and United States authorized to write healthcare standards, they all recognize the World Health Organization's top areas of risk for an accreditation award: Goal 1: Identify patients correctlyGoal 2: Improve communicationGoal 3: Improve the safety of high-alert medicationsGoal 4: Ensure safe surgeryGoal 5: Reduce the risk of health care-associated infectionsGoal 6: Reduce the risk of patient harm resulting from falls

 What sets us apart: We believe Canadians deserve no more long wait times. 

We are the only Canadian certification body working exclusively with the top hospitals and healthcare organizations. 

  * Other very recommended Canadian accreditation organizations: Carf Canada, Canadian Accreditation Council, Canadian Centre for Accreditation, CSA Group Testing & Certification, Bureau de normalisation du Quebec, Canadian General Standards Board, QMI-SAI Canada, LabTest certification, and Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance.

Hospital News and articles: 

St. John's surgeon warns hospital-only cataract surgery will mean longer wait times for patients

Dr. Christopher Jackman says patients facing two-year wait, leaving province for procedure

Mark Quinn · CBC News · Posted: Jun 05, 2018 6:10 PM NT | Last Updated: June 5


Strain of balancing ER demand with capacity leads to ambulance offload delays

Dartmouth General, QEII meet provincial offload standard only 17% of the time

Michael Gorman · CBC News · Posted: Oct 10, 2017 7:00 AM AT | Last Updated: October 10, 2017

Capacity issues at some hospitals, such as the Dartmouth General, can lead to a backup of ambulances as paramedics wait to be able to transfer patients into the care of hospital staff. (Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press)

Mental health system in London bracing for summer of pain

A memo sent to psychiatrists asks them to consider taking extra shifts and patients to relieve pressure

Kate Dubinski · CBC News · Posted: May 24, 2018 5:00 AM ET | Last Updated: May 24

The London Health Sciences Centre's Victoria Hospital and Children's Hospital in London, Ont. (Dave Chidley/CBC)

 London's mental health care system is so stretched, the city's largest hospital is asking psychiatrists to work extra shifts and look after more patients, a memo obtained by CBC News reveals.

Siblings sue doctors after death of mom who waited months for ‘urgent’ care


Pamela Matthews, 45, died Aug. 18, 2009 in an air ambulance on the way to a London hospital, where was being sent for an emergency liver transplant.


 Published on: May 8, 2018 | Last Updated: May 8, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

Think you've got a tough job? Try being a nurse 

Nurse at work

'We're tired, and we're stressed and we're burning out,' one Ontario nurse warns

Kas Roussy - CBC News

 May 08, 2018 

Wait gain: Canadians are waiting longer for some procedures

By Riley Denver

Let’s face it — no one likes to wait. This is especially true when you or a loved one can’t receive immediate care, whether it’s making an appointment with your family doctor or receiving more urgent life-saving surgery.

Quebec hospitals step up nurse recruitment in France


Staffing shortages widespread as province struggles to meet demand

 CBC News · Posted: May 02, 2018 9:55 nhjlAM ET | Last Updated: May 2

Ontario follows national trend on wait times for medical procedures

“People in Ontario are living longer, healthier lives, with the life expectancy rate in Ontario higher than the national average, and one of the highest in the OECD,” said Health Minister Helena Jaczek, noting that the province has the best survival rates for prostate, breast, colorectal and lung cancers in Canada.

Wait times increase for joint replacements and cataract surgery but remain stable for more urgent needs like radiation and hip fractures.

 By THERESA BOYLE. Health Reporter. Thu., April 12, 2018 





Some Canadians turning to sun-soaked foreign fertility clinics for 'procreation vacations' Staff

Published Sunday, April 8, 2018 10:35AM EDT

Some Canadian couples struggling to get pregnant are giving up on Canadian fertility clinics and heading south for vacation packages with claims of successful fertilization. 





Ottawa hospital monitoring outbreak of superbug MRSA


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Published on: March 28, 2018 | Last Updated: March 28, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

 The Ottawa Hospital is reporting outbreaks of the superbug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in two units at its General campus.

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Hidden camera reveals security breach at Hull Hospital lab

Professional Order of Medical Technologists warned about need for tighter security in 2017

CBC News Posted: Mar 20, 2018 7:02 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 20, 2018 7:25 AM ET

 A hidden camera investigation by Radio-Canada has revealed lax security at the hematology and biochemistry lab of the Hull Hospital, despite a 2017 warning from Quebec's professional order of medical technologists calling for the institution to restrict access. (....) 


Delirium 'a dreaded scourge' underdiagnosed in hospitals

Former patient's hallucinations included a swarm of fruit flies

Kas Roussy · CBC News · Posted: Mar 20, 2018 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: March 20

Robert Van Herpt was 53 when he decided to overhaul his life. A heavy drinker and smoker, he quit both at once cold turkey. He started a new antidepressant. It was, in many ways, a new beginning.

But it didn't go according to plan. Before long, Van Herpt stopped sleeping. And that's when he started seeing things.  The fruit flies came first.

Lindsey Hubley

  New mother who lost limbs to flesh-eating disease sues Halifax hospital

Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017 3:37PM EDT

HALIFAX -- Lindsey Hubley was diagnosed with flesh-eating disease four days after giving birth and is now a quadruple amputee, has undergone a total hysterectomy and has been forced to spend the first seven months of her son's life in hospital.

Many Quebec Doctors Don't Want More Money, They Want Their Health-Care System Fixed


They say continual pay increases are "shocking" in light of the working conditions that nurses face.

One Quebec doctor says she does not want any more raises — she just wants the province's health-care system to improve.

"We want to serve the patient, and having more money will not do that, because we work in a system that has problems," Dr. Elisa Pucella told HuffPost Canada.

Why should physicians give up pay raises to subsidize government waste?

It's noble that some Quebec doctors want to forgo pay bumps. But all that does is let government off the hook

Until our elected officials prove that they will invest taxpayer dollars wisely and demonstrate robust returns, the suggestion that individual citizens should give up even more is a tall ask. (Goodluz/Shutterstock)

 Adam Kassam · for CBC News · Posted: Mar 14, 2018 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: March 14


Cari Kirkness playing cards FIXED

Invasive Group A strep cases rising, but the reason is a medical mystery

A year after losing both legs and an arm, a Winnipeg mom has no idea why infection struck
Nicole Ireland · CBC NewsMarch 10, 2018Despite losing both legs and one arm to flesh-eating disease caused by an invasive Group A streptococcal infection, Cari Kirkness tries to live as normally as possible with her 12-year-old son Chaz (left), her three-year-old son Andrew, and her parents. (Tyson Koschik/CBC)

Amelia Spiers and 3-yr-old twins Kael and Hayes.

 Ottawa parents paying $7000/month in private therapy, waiting for public funding for autismJoanne Schnurr, CTV Ottawa 

Published Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:54PM EST 

The new Ontario Autism Program (OAP) was intended to improve wait times to get kids with Autism Spectrum Disorderthe intensive therapy they need to thrive.  

Ayesha Riaz, right, and Ahmad Saleem met seven years ago, marrying in 2013. They'd just had their first child when Riaz's life was cut short after she acquired streptococcus in the childbirth unit at Markham Stouffville Hospital.

Days after giving birth to a baby boy, mom dies of strep A in hospital

Hospital wouldn't comment specifically on Ayesha Riaz's case, but confirms 3 cases of infection in February

They'd just had their first child when Riaz's life was cut short after she acquired streptococcus in the childbirth unit at Markham Stouffville Hospital. (Submitted by AhmShanifa Nasser · CBC News · Posted: Mar 08, 2018 5:00 AM ET | Last Updated: March 8

Ayesha Riaz, right, and Ahmad Saleem met seven years ago, marrying in 2013.


10 people dead after strep infections in 2017, Toronto Public Health confirms

Evolving Strep



Deadly form of strep infection primarily strikes homeless people in shelters, experts sayAdrian Cheung

Group A Streptococcus is a strain of bacteria that lives in many people's noses, mouths and skin but can become dangerous and cause severe illness if it enters a person's bloodstream (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/Associated Press)


Canadian stranded in Mexico for lack of hospital bed in Canada dies after return home: ‘I failed him’

"The question that haunts me is whether Stuart would still be with his family if he had been transferred to Ontario last Saturday, when he was cleared for travel"

Stuart Cline, 71 in Mexico before he collapsed last week.Handout


Tessa McAllister and Cody Hay believe their daughter Blayke could have been saved had she been admitted to the Miramichi Regional Hospital.

5-week-old girl dies at home in mother's arms while hospital over capacity

New Brunswick mom seeking answers after infant daughter dies with respiratory virus

By Gabrielle Fahmy, CBC News Posted: Mar 06, 2018 4:00 AM AT Last Updated: Mar 06, 2018 1:10 PM AT

Tessa McAllister and Cody Hay believe their daughter Blayke could have been saved had she been admitted to the Miramichi Regional Hospital. (Gabrielle Fahmy/CBC)

 Some staff at Hull Hospital took part in a sit-in Monday to protest a staff shortage.

 Hull Hospital staff stage sit-in to protest workload

'There's a big shortage of staff and we have no time to take care of people like we want to'

CBC News Posted: Feb 19, 2018 2:04 PM ET Last Updated: Feb 20, 2018 11:10 AM ET


How healthy is the Canadian health care system?


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Our rapidly aging society will place even greater pressure on the already expensive and mediocre Canadian health-care system. (Shutterstock)
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Canada ranks 9th out of 11 countries in The Commonwealth Fund ‘Mirror, Mirror 2017’ report.

And it’s not just accessibility that is the problem. Against measures of effectiveness, safety, coordination, equity, efficiency and patient-centredness, the Canadian system is ranked by the Commonwealth Fund as mediocre at best. We have an expensive system of health care that is clearly under-performing.

Chris Simpson, Professor of Medicine and Vice-Dean (Clinical), School of Medicine; David Walker, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Executive Director of the School of Policy Studies; Don Drummond, Stauffer-Dunning Fellow in Global Public Policy and Adjunct Professor at the School of Policy Studies; Duncan Sinclair, Professor of Health Services and Policy Research; and Ruth Wilson, Professor of Family Medicine.

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.



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 Registered in five countries, the Canadian Healthcare Council and its partners are part of an association of Canadian organizations that specializes in certification of healthcare organizations and professionals. 

The Canadian Healthcare Council provides organizations with the information they need to pursue and maintain high standards of patient safety, based on World Health Organization and international standards, and best practices. 

The Canadian Healthcare Council specializes in certification of doctors and healthcare providers outside of Canada. In Canada, it was ratified the UNESCO Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees concerning Higher Education in the States belonging to the Europe Region. We provide information and referral services to individuals and organizations on the recognition of academic and occupational credentials for working and studying in Canada and abroad. The requirements for certification of professionals are up to current international and Canadian regulations. 




The unique programs of the Canadian Healthcare Council are our competitive advantage. All of our programs are designed, created, and reviewed by Canadian healthcare professionals and international consultants who currently work in the field and can effectively identify the needs of hospitals and clinics.

The Canadian Healthcare Council has streamlined the process of accreditation in order to eliminate archaic and repetitive requirements. 

Client organizations see returns on their investments because they pay the going rate for hospitals and clinics in Canada, rather than the price of competitors outside the country. For a large hospital, the rate for 3 evaluators per cycle is generally around CAN$18,000.

 Finally, the Canadian Healthcare Council supports clients by referring new patients to their organizations. Rather than simply adding your organization’s name to a website, we take proactive steps to get patients into your offices.




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