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Executive Training for Research Application (EXTRA)

EXTRA is unique in its approach in partnering teams from across Canada with experts, faculty and coaches to address real-life health system challenges by finding real-life health system solutions.

EXTRA builds leadership and organizational capacity to achieve evidence-informed improvement that enhances patient and family experience of care, the health of populations, and value-for-money, by offering:

  • EXTRA Delivery: integrated, hands-on coaching and guidance provided by expert CFHI faculty and coaches to help senior leaders design improvement and implement real change. All aspects of EXTRA are fully bilingual (French and English) to facilitate dialogue among Fellows across Canada.
  • EXTRA Impact: a curriculum engineered to deliver a customized learning experience focused on building on your organization’s capacities to design, implement and spread innovative improvement.
  • EXTRA Experience: an alumni network that includes over 350 health-care leaders across Canada — which you can tap into during and after your fellowship — to connect with health-care leaders working to challenge the status quo.

EXTRA is managed by the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) and is funded by a grant from Health Canada. CFHI has partnered with the Canadian Nurses Association, the Canadian College of Health Leaders, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council and the Canadian Health Leadership Network to support and promote the EXTRA program.

For more information on the EXTRA fellowship program, visit the CFHI website.