The CIHI-FPT Work Group for Performance Measurement of FPT Shared Health Priorities related to Home and Community Care is comprised of one executive lead from each federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) jurisdiction, nominated by their Deputy Minister of Health, and one executive lead from CIHI. Members act as their Deputy’s representative to work with CIHI and FPT representatives to achieve consensus on a recommended set of common indicators to measure improvements in access to Home and Community Care. The work group has been asked to make final indicator recommendations to the FPT Health Ministers, for decision. Membership includes:

Home and Community Care (list current as of February 21, 2018)

  • Jodi-Anne Brzozowski, Health Canada
  • Lisa Cardinal, Northwest Territories
  • Jill Casey, Nova Scotia
  • Michael Corman, Prince Edward Island
  • Michael Harvey, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Ross Hayward, British Columbia
  • Jocelyn LeBlond, Saskatchewan
  • Stephen Jackson, Nunavut
  • Bidénam Kambia-Chopin, (Observer), Québec
  • Deborah Malazdrewicz, Manitoba
  • Joan McGowan, New Brunswick
  • Kathleen Morris, Canadian Institute for Health Information
  • Amy Olmstead, Ontario
  • Amy Riske, Yukon
  • Larry Svenson, Alberta

The CIHI-FPT Work Group for Performance Measurement of FPT Shared Health Priorities related to Mental Health and Addictions is comprised of one executive lead from each federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) jurisdiction, nominated by their Deputy Minister of Health, and one executive lead from CIHI. Members act as their Deputy’s representative to work with CIHI and FPT representatives to achieve consensus on a recommended set of common indicators to measure improvements in access to Mental Health and Addictions. The work group has been asked to make final indicator recommendations to the FPT Health Ministers, for decision. Membership includes:

Mental Health and Addictions (list current as of February 21, 2018)

  • Kevin Barnes, Prince Edward Island
  • Geneviève Boucher, (Observer), Québec
  • Jodi-Anne Brzozowski, Health Canada
  • Lisa Cardinal, Northwest Territories
  • Jill Casey, Nova Scotia
  • Michael Harvey, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Ross Hayward, British Columbia
  • Kathy Willerth, Saskatchewan
  • Deborah Malazdrewicz, Manitoba
  • Opal McInnis, Nunavut
  • Patrick Mitchell, Ontario
  • Kathleen Morris, Canadian Institute for Health Information
  • Debbie Peters, New Brunswick
  • Larry Svenson, Alberta
  • Mary VanStone, Yukon

Terms of Membership

Terms of Membership

The terms of reference and work group membership will be renewed on an annual basis. Members of the work groups are asked to serve until common indicators are selected.

Preliminary Work Plan

  • Project initiation and clarification of scope and deliverables
  • Identification of key information needs and priorities
  • Environmental scan of existing indicator and data infrastructure
  • Stakeholder and expert consultation
  • Indicator selection
  • Progress reporting (March 2018)
  • Indicator development, as required

The end goal is recommending to the FPT Health Ministers a focused set of common indicators to measure pan-Canadian progress on the agreed priorities of mental health and addictions, and home and community care, to be reported on annually to Canadians.

Roles and Responsibilities (CIHI)

  • Develop and circulate terms of reference for consultation and approval by executive leads
  • Provide secretariat support for the CIHI-FPT work groups including: organizing meetings, circulating meeting materials and chairing work group meetings; distributing meeting notes; soliciting meeting agenda items for discussion
  • Support the development of an external engagement strategy and invite, on the advice of FPT executive leads, relevant external stakeholders and subject matter experts to inform and assist in indicator selection and development processes
  • Develop and circulate preliminary environmental scans for discussion and validation by FPT executive leads
  • Provide decision-making tools and facilitate the process of indicator selection and development
  • As requested, provide periodic updates on behalf of the CIHI-FPT work groups to the Health Ministers Meeting, the Conference of Deputy Ministers, and its sub-committee, the Canadian Health Information Forum (CHIF).

CIHI is:

  • Accountable jointly to federal, provincial and territorial governments
  • Accountable, as a group with FPT executive leads, to the FPT Health Ministers through the Conference of Deputy Ministers
  • Accountable to the CIHI Board of Directors

Roles and responsibilities (FPT Executive Leads)

  • Speak knowledgeably about your jurisdictions’ data sources and measurement activities
  • Lead and coordinate relevant work within your jurisdiction
  • Act as your jurisdiction’s representative to work with CIHI and other executive leads to achieve consensus on indicator selection
  • Meet regularly and actively participate in the activities of the work group
  • Inform and validate environmental scans of existing data sources and indicators
  • Identify and support the outreach to sector-specific subject matter experts in your jurisdiction
  • Provide insight and advice on the development of the Interim Progress Report to be delivered to Canadians in March 2018
  • Provide insight and advice on communication activities

FPT executive leads are:

  • Accountable to their Deputy Ministers of Health
  • As a group, and with CIHI, accountable to the Health Ministers through the Conference of Deputy Ministers

Meetings

  • The CIHI-FPT work groups will meet at minimum once monthly. Meetings will usually be hosted by teleconference and may include face-to-face meetings. Ad hoc meetings will be scheduled as required.
  • CIHI will be responsible for reimbursing the costs associated with travel and accommodations for participating in any face-to-face meetings of the committee. Work group members will submit expense claim forms to the CIHI-FPT work group secretariat as per CIHI’s Travel Claim policy.
  • The 2 CIHI-FPT work groups will meet jointly when the objectives are common (e.g. level setting, definition of scope, progress reporting) but will meet separately to support the selection and development of indicators for their specific sector.
  • On the advice of FPT executive leads, CIHI will invite relevant external stakeholders and subject matter experts to participate in select CIHI-FPT work group meetings to inform and assist in indicator selection and development processes.

Communications

The CIHI-FPT work groups secretariat will guide its activities according to the principles of respect, transparency, collaboration, and consensus-based decision making. All decisions made by the CIHI-FPT work groups will be communicated to work group members as follows:

  • Meeting minutes and action items will be circulated by the secretariat for review and approval
  • Bi-annual progress reporting will be delivered to the Conference of Deputy Ministers on behalf of the CIHI-FPT work groups and will include key messages previously shared with work group members
  • Executive leads and the CIHI secretariat may update members of their senior leadership teams as required.