Wounds Canada informs the public and stakeholders about key issues related to skin and wound care. The media is one communication vehicle used to raise awareness of current matters:
October 12, 2022
To help address an increase in acute and hard-to-heal wounds, Wounds Canada and the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) are launching a program designed to deliver evidence-informed, interdisciplinary proficient-level wound education for front-line clinicians. The Wound Care Champion Program (WCCP) will train regulated health professionals in Ontario as wound care champions, with 200 spots to be funded by the provincial Ministry of Health. Click here to view.
April 11, 2022
Wounds Canada is thrilled to announce we have partnered with Lakehead University's School of Nursing and School of Social Work to host the first-ever virtual Patient Journey Conference on Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10. Called Our Voices, Our Stories, the conference will bring individuals, families and caregivers affected by complex wounds together with researchers, health and social service providers, educators, community leaders, and policymakers. The even is funded through a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and Dr. Ide Costa from the School of Nursing is the conference’s chair. Click here to view.
April 11, 2022
We're excited to announce Wounds Canada and Health Espresso have partnered on a digital solution that enables front-line clinicians, patients, policymakers, and researchers to digitize a patient’s journey and connect members of allied health teams at the right time to decrease acute and hard-to-heal wounds, reduce hospitalizations and improve patient outcomes. Leveraging this technology will enable Wounds Canada to establish a Canadian national registry that can inform further research in wound care and provide quick and easy access to Wounds Canada’s validated tools and resources for immediate bedside action by clinicians and help support wound management by patients, especially those living in outlying communities. Click here to view.
May 19, 2021
We're excited to announce that Diabetes Canada and Wounds Canada have partnered to address the gaps in care related to foot care and amputation prevention that have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A special webinar event for patients living with diabetes and their caregivers will be presented on Facebook Live, Thursday, May 20 at 2 p.m. EDT. Click here to view.
April 18, 2016
A Positive Response from the Quebec Health Minister
On February 13th, Wounds Canada, in collaboration with CAET and RQSP, sent a letter to the Minister of Health of Quebec (click to view). Together, we raised concern for the potential closing of the clinique des plaies complexes de l'hôtel-Dieu de Lévis. This interprofessional wound care clinic provides essential, cost-effective patient care and an effective net cost-savings to the healthcare system. On April 18th, the Minister’s office replied requesting a face-to-face meeting with Wounds Canada and one of the Minister’s staff members.
April 12, 2016
Wounds Canada and RNAO are advocating for policy change to prevent diabetes-related foot ulcers and amputations. Click here to view
October 31, 2014:
New awareness campaign aims to close the care gap, reduce limb amputations for Canadian peripheral arterial disease (PAD) patients. Click here to view
September 19, 2013
RNAO and Wounds Canada join forces to produce quarterly Diabetic Foot Canada Journal, helping to aid in the national eradication of diabetic foot ulcers. Click here to view
May 2, 2012
New survey reveals Canadians living with diabetes aren’t putting their best foot forward when it comes to proper foot care. Click here to view
November 8, 2010
Wounds Canada identifies ways to strengthen wound care delivery, reallocate health care dollars. Click here to view
June 28, 2010
To reduce the prevalence of amputations due to complications of the diabetic foot, Wounds Canada is stepping up their awareness and public education campaign. Through funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Wounds Canada developed a new website that is easy for those with diabetes and health care providers to navigate. It contains steps to take for healthy feet, contacts for foot care professionals, questionnaires and a wealth of other invaluable information every person living with diabetes should know. Click here to view