Collaborative Care is when several health providers work together with patients/residents/clients, their families, caregivers and communities to provide high quality care. It involves engaging any health provider whose expertise can help improve the patient/resident/client's health. When health providers collaborate, new possibilities exist that were not there before.

Research shows that Collaborative Care creates better health outcomes for patients/clients/residents and positively impacts experience and satisfaction with care. Health providers also benefit through healthier work environments and increased job satisfaction.

The Region is committed to providing information, resources and support to help individuals, managers, teams and facilities to integrate Collaborative Care into their daily work.

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Transform Conference

Leadership event for healthcare providers
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Victoria Inn & Convention Centre, Winnipeg, MB

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After January 15, 2017 - $149

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Accessibility survey
If you’re one of the nearly 200 people who has already taken 10 minutes to complete the accessibility survey, thank you. Some interesting themes are emerging around accessibility issues in the Region.

If you haven’t taken the survey yet, there’s still time. Please share your thoughts on how we can improve accessibility in the Region. Click here to take the survey

Celebrate national mental health week (May 2nd – 8th)
The Region’s Mental Health Promotion team would like to encourage you to take a moment and recognize the importance of mental health and well-being in our daily lives at: work, school, and home.

There are many health benefits when we take care of our mental health and well-being such as, better sleep, improved ability to manage everyday pressures, and more life satisfaction. Want some ideas of how to support your mental health and well-being? Check out these 21 Ways to Enjoy Life More

Click here to find out more about the Region’s mental health promotion

What elements make up a collaborative team?

How do you know when you’re truly delivering Collaborative Care as a team? It's a question that Susan Bowman, Kathleen Klaasen and Paul Komenda set out to determine with the EXTRA project (the executive training for healthcare improvement program through the Canadian Foundation for HealthCare Improvement). Over the past two years, the trio have scoured the available literature to determine what elements make up a high-functioning team. They've surveyed health care providers. They've looked at the six core competencies (person-centered care, role clarification, team functioning, collaborative leadership, interprofessional communication and interprofessional conflict resolution identified by the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative. And ultimately, they've identified eight indicators of a high-functioning, collaborative team

Click here to read the resources the Advancing Collaborative Care Teams Program created. 

Tools and inspiration to further the collaboration
Collaborative Care in healthcare occurs when multiple health providers from different professions provide comprehensive services by working with people, their families, care providers, and communities to deliver the highest quality of care across settings. 

Person Centred Care, Team Functioning, Communication are all key components of collaborative care and were all showcased by this year’s First Line Manager’s Day speakers. 

Click below to read their stories and learn more about how collaboration is the way we need to do business.

How to create a winning team with Paul LaPolice
How to create engaged workplaces with Sylvia
The importance of listening with Kristan Millar

Click here to access the six team competencies for Collaborative Care

Click here for what the competencies look like in action

Burnt out? Resources to de-stress

Find out how to sit with tough moments, acknowledge challenging emotions, have greater compassion for yourself and others, and take better care of yourself. Click here for science based practices

Trauma resources

A traumatic event can be a single experience, or enduring repeated events that completely overwhelm an individual’s ability to cope or integrate the ideas and emotions involved in that experience.

It’s common to feel emotionally overwhelmed after a trauma, so be gentle with yourself and go slow.

Click here for more information about trauma, and helpful resources for recovering from trauma

Click here for more information about trauma recovery

Palliative care educational Telehealth rounds
Topic:  Living with Advanced Cancer:  Transition Initiatives at CancerCare Manitoba
Featuring:  Tara Carpenter-Kellett, HSM, HRM, Transition Manger, CancerCare Manitoba

When: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Time:  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where:  Riverview Health Centre Day Hospital Classroom A/B

For information regarding a MB Telehealth link to your site please e-mail

Compassion Project spring programming

Alumni support gatherings
When: May 11th ~ June 8th
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Parlour, 431 Taché
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When: Mondays, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Where: Parlour, 431 Taché
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Finding clarity & balance in the midst of chaos: mindfulness based stress reduction
When: Tuesdays, May 10th – June 28th
Time: 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
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World beat
When: Mondays, April 4th – June 27th
Time: 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
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Music & memory online certification program
When: May 17th, 18th & 19th
Time: noon – 1:30 pm
Where: N5061, 431 Taché

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Read more about the program

Mindful self-compassion teacher training
When: May 22nd – 28th
Where: St. Benedict’s Retreat Centre
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Pleine conscience au quotidian
When: Mardis, 24 mai au 21 juin
Time: 12h à 13 h
Where: Salle académique, Université de Saint-Boniface
Click here for more info

Self-compassion and emotional resilience
Featuring: Dr. Kristin Neff
When: September 16th
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Where: Niakwa Country Club
Click here for more info

Cultivating leadership presence through mindfulness
When: October 19th – 23rd
Where: Lakeview Resort, Hecla, Manitoba
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Click here for more info about the Compassion Project
Click here for more info about the Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba

Pathways to health equity levelling the playing field
The PATHS Equity for Children team of researchers at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy is set to host a dynamic scientific gathering aimed at bringing together leading researchers, trainees, and policy makers in the field of health equity

When: May 30th – June 1st
Click here to visit the conference website

Have you used the EXTRA toolkit?
Have you used this resource? We want to know about it - and hear about your experience. Contact Tracy Thiele at 204-926-8029. 

Send us your favourite Collaborative Care resources
Everyone has them…videos they like to use in presentations, videos that inspire them or videos that just plain help demonstrate a complex concept. We keep adding to our online video resource library and need your help. Email your favourite video demonstrating Collaborative Care principles to Tracy Thiele at

Do you have articles, success stories or videos that will help us build our Collaborative Care resources to share with our community of practice? If so, email Tracy Thiele at

Collaborative Care videos
I need you to… (public)
It’s important for people to know that they are an essential part of the health care team and have an important voice in their health and health care.

The Winnipeg Health Region is committed to ensuring Collaborative Care is a Regional priority. The first step of education and support for this initiative was a comprehensive web resource. Further education and support at the working level have helped further the collaboration – and health outcomes.

The video offers a different perspective of the six core competencies of Collaborative Care, one of which is person-centred care, and how these impact the care people expect. Click here to watch it

Ineed you to… (health care providers) 
Full of powerful statements about what people need from us, the videos will hopefully inspire you to think about what you can do to improve the collaboration with not only the people you work with, but also the people you care for.

The video offers a different perspective of the six core competencies of Collaborative Care, and how these impact the care people expect.Click here to watch it

This page was last updated in May, 2016

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