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Signature Events


Our Signature Event series brings together practice leaders, policy makers, providers, and patient representatives to solve pressing quality challenges in Ontario’s cancer system.

The one-day events are action-oriented and bring international and national expertise to Ontario to provide practical solutions and identify areas of opportunity to improve the quality of health service delivery within the Ontario context.

These events are then used as a catalyst to form strategic directions and models to implement globally recognized best practices to assist with Cancer Care Ontario’s vision of being the "best cancer system in the world."

2016: Sustainable Cancer Care

Sustainable Cancer Care: Strengthening the System for Future Generations – November 16, 2016

2015: Collaborate to Activate

Collaborate to Activate: Empowering patients and providers for improved self-management – November 18, 2015

2014: Safety in Cancer Care

Safety is Quality: Strengthening the culture of patient safety in Ontario’s cancer system for improved patient care – November 19, 2014

2013:  Equity in Cancer Care

Walk the Talk: Removing barriers to cancer care for all, November 20, 2013

2012:  Primary Care Integration

Align • Bridge • Collaborate: Strengthening primary and specialist care links for seamless patient care, November 29, 2012

2011: Chronic Disease Prevention

Align • Mobilize • Shift: A system approach to prevent chronic disease, December 5, 2011

2010: Personalized Medicine

Mapping a Way through the Double Helix: Making sense of personalized medicine for Ontario’s cancer system, December 8, 2010

2009: Innovative Models of Care

Innovative Models of Care: Why are we using 19th century medical models for 21st century patients? December 2, 2009

Using technology to improve the patient experience in cancer care, June 8, 2009

2007: Patient Experience

Patient experience: symptom to diagnosis, September 10, 2007

2006: Palliative Cancer Care

Quality improvement in palliative cancer care

2004: Access to Cancer Services

Access to cancer services and innovation

2003: Colorectal Cancer

Quality and innovation in colorectal cancer

To request presentations or information about CQCO Signature Events, send an email request to