Frequently Asked Questions
The BC 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).
Five Excellence in Quality categories represent the five 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.
Yes, at your discretion. Judges are welcome to select team nominations from these categories if they stand out, though the category is designed for individuals.
Sure! Note that these examples are for the Phase 2 submissions.
For examples of great nominations for our project-based Excellence in Quality award categories, take a look at 2018’s Staying Healthy award winner (now Strengthening Health & Wellness) and 2014’s Living with Illness or Disability 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.
Winners are awarded a $2,500 sponsorship to help support and disseminate learning from their projects or to support ongoing learning and development. The five Excellence in Quality project winners are invited to present their project at the Quality Forum.
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