Public Notice of Intent

Leadership for Health Services


Designation Number: CAN/HSO 2001

Standards notification on a: New Development

Type of Standard: Organizational Competency

Standard Number: TBD – New Standard

Status: Open for comment (15 days)

Responsible Technical Committee: TC002 – Leadership and Governance

Scope:The Leadership for Health Services Standard aims to provide an updated approach to leadership and management responsibilities in health and social services organizations to enable the delivery of safe and quality care.

Project Need: Leadership plays a fundamental role in driving excellence in healthcare and social services, and in influencing organizational culture. The purpose of this proposed standard is to examine the present-day leadership needs and priorities of health and social services organizations. HSO aims to develop standards that are relevant, and based on updated evidence and best practices to best guide leaders in advancing the delivery of high quality care services within their unique contexts.


  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement. (2018). Leadership. Retrieved from Institute for Healthcare Improvement:
  • West, M. A. (2015). Leadership and Leadership Development in Healthcare: The Evidence Base. London: The Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.

Proposed Timeline: April 2020

Posted on: March 18, 2019

Contact Information: Organizations interested to support the development of this standard or wanting to be consulted as a stakeholder during the development process may contact us at Individuals, including patients, providers, health leaders and the members of the public are encouraged to provide comments through stakeholder organizations.

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