Saskatchewan Health Authority and CCHL Agree to New Three-Year Strategic Alliance

March 30, 2023

New partnership agreement serves as an avenue to promote excellence in the health leadership field 

Saskatchewan Health Authority has agreed to a new strategic alliance with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) to increase the leadership capabilities of health care managers in the province of Saskatchewan and Canada. 

Through this agreement, qualifying staff of the Saskatchewan Health Authority will be recognized for advanced leadership standing and the condensed path towards obtaining their Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation through their completion of their Leadership Essentials program. The CHE is the only certification program for all Canadian health leaders. This program offers individual leaders several benefits including support for lifelong learning in health services leadership; assistance with career advancement; peer recognition and serves as an essential career designation. 

Brenda Lammi, Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development at the CCHL, said: “We are thrilled with this new strategic alliance partnership to be continuing our collaboration with Saskatchewan Health Authority, who show their commitment to health leadership by committing to have the CHE as a preferred designation for their employees.” 

Kyle Matthies, Executive Director, Organizational Development and Employee Wellness at the SHA, said: “As an organization that is committed to helping leaders learn, grow and lead across the SHA, we are thrilled to be able to provide team members with opportunities to pursue CHE designation, and for the influence it will have on the healthcare experience for the patients, families, communities, employees and physicians that we serve.” 

This collaboration will also allow for both organizations to better address the constantly evolving needs of health leaders and align themselves with the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework. This framework is a foundation for Canadian health leadership development and defines the knowledge, skills and attitudes a leader must have to positively contribute to the Canadian health care system. 

About the Canadian College of Health Leaders 

The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL), a national member-driven non-profit association, is the connected community that develops, supports, and inspires health leaders across Canada. The College strives to provide the leadership development, tools, knowledge, and network that members need to become high impact leaders in Canadian healthcare. 

Through LEADS, the CHE designation, credentialing, training, conferences, mentoring and a nationwide careers network, we support health leaders in every sector and region, from every professional background and at any stage of their career. 

Located in Ottawa, the College collaborates with 20 chapters across the country and engages with its 4,000 members and 80 corporate members to promote lifelong learning and professional development while recognizing leadership excellence.  

About Saskatchewan Health Authority 
The Saskatchewan Health Authority is the largest organization in Saskatchewan, employing over 40,000 employees and physicians responsible for the delivery of high quality and timely health care for the entire province. 

We are driven by the commitment to improve front line patient care for Saskatchewan people, and we are working together to better coordinate health services across the province to ensure that patients receive high quality, timely health care, wherever they live in Saskatchewan. 

Media Enquiries 

Canadian College of Health Leaders 

Brenda Lammi 
Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development 

1-800-363-9056 ext. 215  

Saskatchewan Health Authority 

Mike Benallick 

Director, Organizational Effectiveness and Leadership