Change Day

Change Day

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Change Day is a global movement that was started in 2013 by the National Health Service (NHS) in England, which invites any person involved in health or social care to make a pledge and change one small thing to improve care. Pledges can encompass anything, from the small (learning each patient’s name) to the large (connecting 250 members of an organization in a randomized coffee trial).

The message behind Change Day is that any individual can make an impact, and that small efforts add up to huge impacts on quality of care. Countries all over the world have since launched their own change days, spreading the energy and excitement to improve care globally.

The first Change Day in BC happened on October 15, 2015, and inspired thousands of pledges – over 7,800, in fact. The actions and initiatives sparked by Change Day were so amazing that we knew we had to do it again.

On November 17, 2017, we held the second Change Day BC. This time, Alberta and Ontario joined in and held their own concurrent Change Day campaigns. More than 18,000 pledges were made across Canada, and over 7,110 in BC alone, from every corner of the province, and every area of care.

Visit the Change Day BC Website to Learn More

Change Day 2017 Resources

Change Day 2017 Report


Our final report summarizes what we learned about harnessing the power of distributed leadership, making campaigns fun and aligning Change Day with people’s values.

Read our Report

Change Day 2015 Resources

Change Day Videos

Videos & Companion

There were so many incredible stories from Change Day from every corner of BC. We captured just four of them in these short, inspiring videos. To accompany the videos and promote learning, we also created a Video Companion.

Watch our Videos


In our report on Change Day BC 2015, we celebrated the individuals across the province who made this campaign so successful, and the 7877 pledges that were made to improve health care.

Read our Report
Change Day Stories

Stories from Change Day

In addition to the wonderful stories in our videos and report, we followed up with a number of Change Day participants across BC, whose stories are featured on Click the image to view them!

Read Change Day Stories

Give your team a little bit of #MondayMotivation! Share the stories from our Change Day 2017 report with your team and networks:

Want to learn more about the Randomized Coffee Trials that Xela used to spark culture change at @VanIslandHealth? Read her story ( and learn more about RCTs are being used:

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Sabrina Khan
Project Coordinator, Health System Improvement