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Change Day Ontario is happening now. It isn’t only a day, but is a movement that runs for a few months and culminates in a day of celebration on November 17th, 2017.

What is Change Day Ontario?

Change Day is a grassroots movement that is being adopted around the world to improve quality compassionate care. In Canada, the British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan Health Councils have all championed successful Change Days over the last two years. Change Day Ontario has been designed to empower people within the health system to make positive changes through making pledges and taking actions, big or small, to improve compassionate quality care. The campaign is about people engaging with one another through their ideas and stories; sharing them online and through social media; overcoming barriers; and ultimately, helping to improve the experience of health care for patients and providers alike.

When is Change Day Ontario?

Change Day Ontario is happening now. It isn’t only a day, but is a movement that runs for a few months and culminates in a day of celebration on November 17th, 2017.

How can I get involved in Change Day Ontario?

We are looking for motivated and passionate individuals to sign up as Ambassadors to get involved in Change Day Ontario. As an ambassador, you will play a key role in encouraging others to take action and make changes that are meaningful to them and their teams to improve the experience of health care for themselves, their teams, and their patients.

AMS and HQO will provide all Change Day Ontario Ambassadors with training and starter kits to help you inspire your colleagues to participate. You and all participants will be able to make pledges on this website and also see and interact with the pledges people are making and plan to act upon around the province. You can also interact with us on social media and share your stories, ideas, and experiences.

Click here to become a Change Day Ambassador.

When will Ambassador training and events be happening?

As a Change Day Ontario Ambassador, there will be a number of training and workshop opportunities to help you spread the word and encourage others to participate. Included in the current schedule of events:

  • Wednesday, August 9, 2:00 – 2:30 EST: Ambassador Training
  • Wednesday, August 23, 2:00 – 2:30 EST: Ambassador Training
  • Thursday, September 14, 2:00 – 2:30 EST: Ambassador Training
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2:00 – 2:30 EST: Ambassador Training
  • Thursday, September 21, 2:00 – 2:30 EST: Social media workshop

Ambassadors can login to access the webinars at join.me/ChangeDayON.

What is a pledge?

A pledge is something that you commit to doing, changing, or improving for yourself, your team, or patients.

You can pledge to make a big change, or a small change. You can also join someone else’s pledge if you think they have a great idea. Pledges can be something you want to do that is meaningful for you personally, your team in your role, or for patients in some way. Below are a few examples of pledges others have made.

  • Introducing myself to patients and families when I go in to see them
  • Spending the day in a wheelchair to better understand a patient’s experience
  • Implementing an opportunity for members of the team to debrief and support one another after a loss of life
  • Organizing walking breaks with teammates

Pledging will officially begin in September but you can start thinking about your pledge any time. You can record your pledge on the Change Day Ontario website and also post updates and share your progress on social media.

How do I make a pledge for Change Day Ontario?

You will be able to make a pledge here on the Change Day Ontario website or join the pledge another person has created. If you already have a team that is doing a pledge together, one of you can create the pledge and your teammates can join that pledge on the website.

We will be launching our pledge page and gallery on September 12th. Check back soon to make your pledge online!

Who’s sponsoring Change Day Ontario?

Change Day Ontario belongs to all of us. It has come to Ontario under the sponsorship of Associated Medical Services (AMS) and Health Quality Ontario (HQO), and will involve the support and participation of our partners and ambassadors to bring the energy and engagement of the movement to life.

We invite you to join us and other partners in supporting Change Day Ontario.

How does my organization become a Change Day Partner?

We have been delighted by the number of organizations, agencies, and associations who have expressed a commitment to helping make Change Day Ontario a success. Change Day Ontario partners

  • Help mobilize participation through promotion and communication
  • Help identify Change Day Ambassadors across the province to support local efforts
  • Help create connections and celebrate successes through their communications vehicles

Message support by contributing their logo to Change Day materials as a participating partner Please email us at info@changedayontario.ca or reach out through the contact page if you are interested in joining Change Day Ontario as a partner.

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