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CQuIPS Improvement Fellowship
Fellowship Length:

12-18 months in duration, scheduled to begin in January 2021

Application details:

To apply, please submit the following:

  • A letter of interest outlining your past education in QIPS, your current professional QI roles and activities, and your potential areas of interest for the QIPS Fellowship.
  • Abbreviated CV (5 pages max)
  • A letter of recommendation from your Executive Sponsor (e.g., Department head, Program Director etc.,)
Submission deadline:

Applications are now closed.

If you have any questions about the fellowship, please email

For more information:
What are the aims of the Improvement Fellowship?
  1. Provide individuals who have completed formal advanced training in QIPS the opportunity to further develop their experience, expertise and leadership in the QIPS field.
  2. Integrate Improvement Fellows on improvement, education or research initiatives led by CQuIPS leaders and/or core members who will provide guidance and mentorship.
  3. Foster a community of Improvement Fellows to learn with and from each other.
  4. Prepare Improvement Fellows to become active members of CQuIPS that contribute to advancing the Centre’s overall mission and strategic priorities.
What does the CQuIPS Improvement Fellowship offer?
  • The Fellowship provides an immersive experience where Fellows become integrated in QIPS work and activities that are priorities for both CQuIPS and its partner healthcare organizations.
  • We have partnered with Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) to make one of the Fellowship positions a joint CQuIPS-CWC Improvement Fellowship. The selected Fellow will be embedded within the national CWC campaign and align their initiative with campaign priorities/national implementation activities.
  • Improvement Fellows will participate in monthly ‘Fellow meetings’ where they will have opportunities to learn with and from CQuIPS staff and other Fellows.
  • CQuIPS will strive to provide Fellows with in-kind support for their QIPS work (i.e., administrative support, access to data, QI statistical support).
  • There is no financial support for the Fellowship as Fellows are expected to be working in one of the CQuIPS partner organizations and to already have dedicated time for QIPS work.
Who is eligible to be an Improvement Fellow?
  • Recent graduate of a CQuIPS education program (i.e., Certificate Course, EQUIP, VAQS, IHPME MSc in QIPS) or another university-based QIPS education program.
  • We encourage clinicians from any healthcare professional training background and/or relevant graduate school training background, administrators, quality and safety professionals and researchers to apply.
  • Priority will be given to applicants working at one of our three partner organizations (Sunnybrook, Women’s College, SickKids).
  • Applicants must attest to having protected time to carry out QIPS work.
  • Improvement Fellows’ work will focus on one or more of the following areas: QIPS implementation, QIPS education and training, QIPS research and dissemination, QIPS systematic reviews, Health system leadership.
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