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Advisory Groups

Our leadership team receives advice from several groups and committees.

Citizens’ Advisory Committee

This committee provides guidance and input from patients and service users. Members advise on:

  • the overall design and implementation of the quality management programs
  • patient engagement
  • patient experience measurement
  • public reporting
  • knowledge transfer, exchange and communication


Provincial Quality Committees

Each of our 3 provincial quality committees focuses on a health service area – colonoscopy, mammography and pathology.


The provincial quality committees advise on the priorities and activities for each quality management program. They are responsible for:

  • recommending quality improvement opportunities in their specific health service area
  • championing us and our initiatives
  • supporting change management, and knowledge translation and exchange across the province
  • reviewing provincial and regional reports
  • providing recommendations on improvement opportunities




  • Quality management program regional leads
  • Other relevant provincial clinical and scientific leads
  • Patients and service users
  • Other relevant healthcare professionals and organizational representatives, as required
  • Cancer Care Ontario Regional Vice Presidents
  • Relevant facility administrative representatives

Health System Reference Group

This group includes a diverse range of experts in healthcare quality. Their advice and insight inform the quality management programs. They also help us understand and respond to stakeholder issues and concerns.


  • President and CEO, Health Quality Ontario (Chair)
  • Senior leaders from organizations such as the Ontario Hospital Association, the Ontario Medical Association and Health Quality Ontario
  • Academics
  • Chair of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee