Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

CQUIPS+ is a virtual learning platform designed for quality improvement and patient safety professionals, researchers and learners. 

Membership provides access to:

  • Seats at virtual talks and Q&As with local and international QI experts 
  • Discounts to unique QI training opportunities including our QI fundamentals course, primers on topics like PDSA cycles and statistical process control, and masterclasses taught by local experts that provide a deeper dive into their areas of expertise 
  • Customizable profile page that is part of a searchable directory of CQUIPS+ members to help find others working in similar areas of interest to enable collaboration
  • Opportunity to share and view academic work through virtual poster competitions

CQUIPS+ is designed for quality improvement and patient safety professionals, researchers and learners. 

A lifetime CQUIPS+ membership is $50. If you have concerns about affordability, please connect with us at

There is such incredible talent and expertise locally when it comes to QI skill building. CQUIPS+ leverages this expertise to provide a range of training opportunities to build greater capacity for QI in our health system. Available to everyone, CQUIPS+ members get discounts to these courses. They include:

QI Fundamentals Workshops
CQuIPS has delivered the QI Fundamentals workshop to hundreds of healthcare professionals as part of our commitment to organizational QI development. This training opportunity is delivered over two half-day sessions separated by several weeks to allow participants to apply concepts and receive feedback. It provides attendees with an overview of the core quality improvement (QI) knowledge and skills needed to lead small-scale improvement projects and contribute to teams leading organizational QI initiatives.

Cost: $500 ($375 for CQUIPS+ members)

These 90-minute interactive sessions are focused on a topic relevant to individuals and teams doing QI work. Primers are an ideal refresher for people familiar with QI concepts and can also serve as a bite-sized introduction to core QI topics for those new to the field. 

Cost: $150 ($75 for CQUIPS+ members)

These half-day sessions are intended for graduates of QI training programs seeking to build on their knowledge in specific areas. Taught by experts in the field, masterclasses have a maximum of 15 participants to allow for in-depth and advanced exploration of the topic and a more personalized experience.

Cost: $400 ($300 for CQUIPS+ members)

The CQUIPS+ Speaker Series features conversations on timely topics with local and international quality improvement experts. Exclusive to CQUIPS+ members, these talks are about 30 minutes in length followed by a 30-minute Q&A. All attendees have the ability to turn their cameras on and connect directly with our speaker and other members of the CQUIPS+ community.

Our CQUIPS+ member directory is meant as a resource for all members to search for professionals by institution, areas of interest, specialty and more. Members have the option to add contact details such as email and LinkedIn profile to their profile if they are open to other members reaching out to them for collaboration opportunities. 

The Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (CQuIPS) is a joint partnership between the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine and three of its major teaching hospitals: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, the Hospital for Sick Children (‘SickKids’) and Women’s College Hospital. The University constituted CQuIPS as an extra- departmental unit (‘EDU’), defined as a flexible, multidisciplinary entity organized around emerging areas of research and teaching that span traditional disciplines.

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