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Quality and Innovation Awards

Call for Nominations

We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Quality and Innovation Awards.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 13, 2019

For application forms and instructions, see Call for Nominations

The Quality and Innovation Awards recognize significant contributions to quality and innovation in the delivery of cancer care. They encourage and reward initiatives that improve the performance of cancer care in Ontario.

First held in 2006, the awards are hosted by the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario and Cancer Care Ontario, and co-sponsored by the Canadian Cancer Society – Ontario Division.

Eligibility Criteria

We welcome applications from any institution, practice or organization that provides cancer prevention activities or cares for people being treated for or living with cancer in Ontario.

Selection Criteria

Quality Award

The Quality Award is presented to a program or initiative that best demonstrates these criteria:

  • Improved outcomes
  • Sustainability
  • Economic benefits
  • Meaningful impact on patients, families, resources and processes

The application must show measurable evidence of how the quality initiative improved outcomes.

We define and measure quality by these dimensions and outcomes:

  • Increases safety
  • Improves effectiveness
  • Improves accessibility
  • Improves responsiveness to patients, families and person-centredness
  • Addresses an equity imbalance
  • Improves integration or transitions of care
  • Increases efficiency

Innovation Award

The Innovation Award is presented to a program or initiative that best demonstrates these criteria:

  • Originality and boldness
  • Improved outcomes
  • Sustainability
  • Economic benefits
  • Meaningful impact on patients, families, resources and processes

The application must show a plan for evaluation or measurable evidence for how the innovative initiative improved outcomes.

We define innovation as new and unique processes, products or organizations that are bold, experimental and far-reaching. The goal of innovation should be to improve the process, organization or product.