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 by taking actions and making pledges, 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.
Change Day Ontario happens annually, in the fall.
It isn’t just a day, but a movement that runs for a few months and culminates in a day of celebration. The province-wide celebration for Change Day Ontario 2018 took place on November 22, 2018.
While Change Day Ontario has ended for this year, we encourage you to check back and find out how you can get involved in Change Day Ontario 2019.
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. Check back soon for details!
A pledge is a promise or commitment you make to change something in your daily routine that will improve compassionate quality care in the health care system. It can be big or small, involve only you or a team. While this might not seem like a lot, when we have thousands of pledges, the change can be dramatic.
Posting pledges to the website has now closed for the Change Day 2018 campaign. You can still commit to making a change that will improve compassionate quality care, and we encourage you to post updates and share your progress on social media using #ChangeDayON.
Change Day Ontario belongs to all of us. It has come to Ontario under the sponsorship of AMS Healthcare and Health Quality Ontario, and involves the support and participation of our partners and ambassadors to bring the energy of the movement to life.