Established in 1995, Wounds Canada (Canadian Association of Wound Care), is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of wound prevention and management by being the leading knowledge mobilization organization relating to wounds in Canada. Wounds Canada’s efforts are focused on four key areas:
Professional education to enhance health professionals’ knowledge, skills and attitudes is delivered through online modules, onsite workshops, peer-reviewed publications and annual spring and fall conferences.
Public information and education is available to patients and their caregivers on how to prevent and manage wounds through workshops, online programs and information on the Wounds Canada website.
Research to measure the burden of wounds in Canada and to enhance understanding of effective wound prevention and management is ongoing. This research is usually carried out through collaborations with universities, health ministries, agencies/institutions and industry.
Advocacy and Awareness
Wounds Canada is dedicated to giving a voice to patients living with wounds or at risk for wounds in order to ensure that people living with wounds receive improved care and face fewer barriers to a healthier life.
The goals of advocacy at Wounds Canada include:
Raising the profile of the issues surrounding wounds in Canada
Presenting a unified voice for approaching governments when seeking policy change and resource allocation
Leveraging opportunities and relationships to achieve positive policy change at all levels
Wounds Canada creates partnerships with individuals, governments, industry, institutions and other non-profit organizations. We share information, resources and combine to produce programs to support improve patient outcomes.