IFIC Canada Virtual Community Session – Collaborative Governance: Towards the Next Level of Integrated Care

IFIC Canada Virtual Community Session - Collaborative Governance: Towards the Next Level of Integrated Care


5:00 pm

Event Type

The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), IFIC Canada at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and its co-founders, Walter Wodchis and Jodeme Goldhar, invite you to join our next Virtual Community Session on January 24, 2023 from 12:00-1:30 PM EST.

Join us for a deep dive on collaborative governance and how integrated care is enabled by high performing integrated governance.

In this session, you will have the opportunity to engage about the critical role of collaborative governance in integrated health systems from the perspective of policy-makers, members of collective governance models, researchers and people with lived experience. This session will discuss evidence, roles of policy and practical examples of collective governance.

This is a session you won’t want to miss as collaborative governance advances in North America and across the world.

Session Goals

  1. Discuss the evidence and research that supports collective governance as an enabler to population health;
  2. Identify the role that collective governance plays in policy and program delivery.
  3. Highlight successful approaches to collective governance and the potential for impact.
  4. Describe how collective governance approaches are built and sustained to life through practical examples.


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Prof. Dr. Mirella Minkman

Chair of the Board of Directors Vilans; National Center of Expertise in long-term care


Endowed Professor of Innovation of Organization and Governance of Integrated Care, Tilburg University/TIAS Business school, The Netherlands.

Mirella is also CEO at Vilans, the National Knowledge Organization for care and support (Utrecht, the Netherlands). In addition, she is Professor by special appointment at Tilburg University/TIAS and holds the chair ‘Innovation of organization and governance of integrated care’. Her expertise is focused on how to organize person-oriented integrated care between people and organizations in networks and (chain) alliances and what other governance structures are needed, and how to develop and implement them.

This governance includes leadership, supervision (internal and external) and accountability. She also has broad experience in the field of change management, implementation, building knowledge infrastructures and large-scale implementation processes in healthcare and beyond. She is the chair of the National Governance Innovation Advisory Committee of the BoZ  and she is also the chair of the Scientific Advisory board of the NVTZ (national association of supervisors in health care). She is a Supervisory Board member of the RIBW Brabant (mental health care) and of the Rivierenland Hospital in Tiel in the Netherlands.

Regarding international work Mirella is a board member of the International Foundation for Integrated Care and board editor of the International Journal for Integrated Care. She is a also Expert Panel member of INTEGRATE (Norwegian Research group) and recently, she joined IMPACT (UK center for Evidence) as a member of the Critical Friends group.

Paul Wankah

Health System Performance Network and University of Toronto President’s Post-doctoral Fellow


Dr. Paul Wankah is based at the Health System Performance Network and is the University of Toronto President’s Post-doctoral Fellow. He originally hails from Cameroon, where he trained as a general practitioner and worked as a clinical researcher looking at blood abnormalities in people with HIV. He immigrated to Canada in 2014 and began a master’s degree in public health at the University of Sherbrooke in Montreal.

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Mellissa McCallum

Director, Greater Hamilton Health Network OHT


Melissa McCallum is the first Executive Director of the Greater Hamilton Health Network having been appointed to the role in October of 2021.  She is a registered nurse with 16 years of leadership experience in healthcare. Melissa was previously a Director with the HNHBB LHIN. Melissa brings to the role her experience as a front line emergency nurse, health system planner, mother and wife.  She has a passion for working with partners to create an integrated, equitable health system.

Donald Carty

Patient /Caregiver Partner


Donald Carty plays an active role and offers a diverse voice at many Health and Wellness planning tables at city, municipal and provincial levels in Ontario and throughout Canada. He is currently Co-chair of the Barrie and Area Ontario Health team and also serves as a patient family and caregiver advisor.

His experience with the multiple health concerns surrounding family and many others as a paid and un-paid homecare worker allows him depth of experience and observation with each of the individual health journeys including his own.