Quality Awards

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Quality Awards are an annual celebration of people and projects that improved the quality of care in British Columbia. They were established in 2009 (check out past winners here).

The award categories represent the four areas of care as well as four inspiring individuals: an outstanding Leader in Quality, an Everyday Champion, a Quality Culture Trailblazer, and a Leader in Advancing the Patient Voice.

Four Excellence in Quality categories represent the four areas of care as defined by the BC Health Quality Matrix, and four individual categories celebrate inspiring patients, caregivers and health care practitioners. Here’s a full list.

Any project that improved the quality of health care in BC, and any person whose dedication to improvement inspires you! Check out past winners for examples.

Anyone, including those who work in health care, as well as patients, caregivers and family members!

As many as you wish! But each project or person can only be nominated in one category. You’ll have to choose the category that’s the best fit.

Sure! For examples of great nominations for our project-based Excellence in Quality award categories, take a look at 2018’s Staying Healthy award winner and 2014’s Living with Illness award winner.

Want an example of a great nomination for an individual? Here is the nomination for 2018’s Quality Culture Trailblazer award winner.

Want more ideas for making your nomination stand out? Check out our top tips.

A group of leaders in quality and safety, patients and BCPSQC team members. Here’s the list.

Winners will be awarded a $2,500 sponsorship to help support and disseminate learning from their projects or to support ongoing learning and development, and will be recognized at an awards ceremony at Health Talks.

Winners will also receive complimentary registration for the Quality Forum, and winners of the four project-based awards will be invited to present at the Forum.

We’re sorry you didn’t find what you were looking for! Contact us at 604.668.8210 or awards@bcpsqc.ca and we’ll be happy to help.