Wounds Canada is more than just a organization; it's a national and global wound care community.

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We have multiple stakeholders, partners, committees and communities of practices that influence our work and vision.

National Strategy Committee

The National Strategy Committee of Wounds Canada identifies, supports and advances issues of national importance related to wound prevention and management in Canada and advocates for change to improve patient outcomes.

Meet the Chairs

Crystal McCallum, MClSc-WH, BScN, RN

Crystal is the DirectCrystalor of Education at Wounds Canada. Her education includes a degree in Nursing from the University of Windsor, in 2004, and a Master of Clinical Science (MClSc) in Wound Healing degree from the Western University, in 2009. Crystal has worked in the acute, community and long-term care sectors in both a traditional nursing role and as a wound consultant. In addition to her position as Director of Education at Wounds Canada, Crystal works as a Lecturer for Western's MClSc (Wound Healing) Program.

Catherine Harley RN, eMBA, IIWCC

CatherineSession 7 Medline headshot Cathy Harley 1 Harley, a registered nurse who studied post graduate business and not for profit association management, is the Chief Executive Officer of Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada and is a member of the National Advisory Committee for the Canadian Nurses Association ( C.N.A.)  Canadian Network of Nursing Specialties.  In addition to being the current co-Chair of the Wounds Canada National Strategy Committee, she has held several leadership Board positions including serving as the Executive Director of  the Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) for five years , as a Steering Committee Member, Treasurer and Chair of Wound Care Alliance Canada (WCA), and as an advisor for the start up of the Canadian Association of Wound Care (CAWC) – now Wounds Canada, where she served as a Board Advisor and as the Associate Editor of the Wound Care Canada Publication for eight years.

Meet the Participants
  • Amanda Thambirajah 
  • Barbie Murray 
  • Mariam Botros 
  • Cathy Harley 
  • Chantal Labrecque 
  • Charlene Brosinsky
  • Chester Ho
  • Christine Murphy 
  • Crystal.Mccallum 
  • Eleanore Howard 
  • Ellen Mackay 
  • Joel Alleyene
  • Michael Stacey
  • Janet Kuhnke
  • John Hwang 
  • Kimberly Lacey
  • K Leblanc 
  • Laura Teague 
  • Martine Bar 
  • Michael Stacey 
  • Michael Ellis 
  • Linda Orourke
  • Pam Morey 
  • Rosemary Hill 
  • Shannon Handfield 
  • Sue Rosenthal 
  • Susie Jin
  • Valerie Winberg 

Diabetic Foot Task Force Committee

Th Diabetic Task task Force's mission is to reduce diabetes-related foot complications, preventable amputations and loss of life for people living with diabetes in Canada. Specific initiatives may also be conducted on a regional and provincial basis.

Meet the Chairs

Robyn Evans, BSc, MD. CCFP, FCFP

Dr. Robyn Evans 1Evans is the Medical Director of the Wound Healing Clinic at Women’s College Hospital, involved in research and teaching. She also is a full-time family physician in the community.  Dr. Evans is part of the faculty of the International Interprofessional Wound Care Course (IIWCC) through the University of Toronto. She is senior faculty for Wounds Canada to support the development of interprofessional education programs for clinicians as well as delivery and evaluation of these programs. Dr. Evans is now co-chair for the Diabetic Task Force for Wound Canada. 

 

Joel Alleyne

Joel Alleyne Joel Alleyneis a researcher, consultant, entrepreneur and educator. He has a vast array of experience in the public and private sectors across the Americas and Europe.

Meet the Participants
  • Ahmed Kayssi 
  • Amanda Thambirajah 
  • Barbie Murray 
  • Mariam Botros
  • Cathy Harley 
  • Charles de Mestral 
  • Christine Murphy 
  • Dr. Saschumacher 
  • Dr. J Hill
  • Janet Kuhnke
  • Karen Laforet 
  • Kristien Van Acker 
  • Martine Bar
  • Petra Oconnell 
  • Audrey Wall
  • Robyn Evans 
  • Sue Rosenthal 
  • Susie Jin
  • Tom Weisz 
  • Virginie Blanchette 

Corporate Liaison Committee

The Industry Committee of Wounds Canada (WC) provides representation from Wounds Canada’s corporate members to give input to Wounds Canada for the improvement of the lives of people with wounds or at risk for wounds.

Global Partnerships

Wounds Canada is an active collaborator in the global wound care community and a proud partner of the following organizations:

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