Wound Care Champion Program for Regulated Health-Care Providers
- An Innovation in Wound Education -

Attention Regulated Health-Care Providers!

Are you ready to turn knowledge into action, build a community of practice, collaborate with interprofessional colleagues, and lead practice change?

Then the Wound Care Champion Program for regulated health-care providers is right for you! 


Program Details

The goal of the Wound Care Champion Program (WCCP) for regulated health-care providers is to provide frontline health-care clinicians with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify persons at risk for wounds and to implement appropriate preventative and treatment measures, using a systematic, interprofessional, person-centred approach. 

This self-paced, multifaceted program (that takes an average of 80 hours to complete) will produce health-care clinicians proficient in wound prevention and care who are prepared to lead change in the health community.

Structure of the Program

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  • 43 highly interactive online modules
  • 10 synchronous webinars and post-discussion board
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  • RNAO Best Practice Champions Blended Learning Series(2 online modules & 2 virtual workshops) 
  • 3 in-person skills labs (completed over two days)
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  • 4 robust assignments/outcomes measures (including an objective structured clinical exam [OSCE])
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  • Discussion boards, forums, articles and resources focused on skin and wounds in clinical practice


Program Topics

  • Skin and Wound Anatomy and Physiology
  • Wound Prevention and Management
  • Leading Practice Change
  • Research Utilization
  • Interprofessional Communications and Collaboration
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Self-Management and Communication
  • Use of Technology to Enhance Practice

Who can register?

Regulated health professionals are eligible to register in this program.

The program was designed by Wounds Canada in collaboration with the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario for regulated health-care providers who self-identify as advanced-beginners in their skin health and wound care knowledge and skills.


Why register?

Registering for the Wound Care Champion Program (WCCP) is a pivotal step for regulated health professionals looking to enhance their expertise in wound prevention and management.

Designed to empower frontline health-care clinicians, this program equips participants with the essential knowledge and skills needed to identify individuals at risk for wounds and to implement effective preventative and treatment strategies. By embracing a systematic, interprofessional and person-centred approach, the WCCP offers a comprehensive learning experience.

This self-paced, multifaceted program, requiring an average of 80 hours to complete, not only prepares clinicians to become proficient in wound prevention and care but also positions them to be leaders of change within the health community.

Upon completion, participants will receive an advanced certificate from the University of Toronto, marking their commitment to excellence in wound care and their readiness to make a significant impact in the lives of those they serve.

Expected Outcomes for Participants

  • Letter of Accreditation from Wounds Canada and the RNAO and, if a minimum of 80.0 hours has been completed:
  • An advanced Certificate of Completion in Continuing Professional Development from Wounds Canada and Continuing Professional Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Wounds Canada and the RNAO
  • A Best Practice Champions Certificate from the RNAO


▹ Now accredited by the Canadian Nurses Association & the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development


Thank you for your interest in the Wound Care Champion Program. Please know that we have received an overwhelming number of applications for the 200 registrations funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and will not be accepting any further applications at this time. If your organization or health region is interested and would like to be considered for future offerings, please reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you again for your interest,

The Wound Care Champion Program Team

The Wound Care Champion Program (WCCP) for regulated health-care providers is delivered in partnership with the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO), our sincere thanks to them for their collaboration, and we gratefully acknowledge the support and funding for the development of this program by the Ontario Ministry of Health (MOH).