Canada’s Health Workforce: Pathways Forward - An Assessment by the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
16 March 2023
In the midst of these significant challenges, Health Canada funded the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences to lead an Assessment on Canada’s Health Human Resources.4 The purpose of this assessment was to provide an evidence synthesis of academic literature and policy, and a pan-Canadian engagement process with health organizations, leaders, and healthcare practitioners in order to identify solutio. [...] The complexity of the challenges, and the broad scope, required transdisciplinary and intersectoral knowledge, skill, and collaboration – drawing upon literature from the health and social sciences, and health policy and management. [...] Despite the limitations of the academic evidence, we recognized the need to illustrate the wide range and complexity of issues and opportunities in our assessment of Canada’s health workforce. [...] 1.6.4 Structure of the assessment report This assessment report is a distillation of the analysis of the literature and review of engagement participant input by the working groups and Indigenous Health Workforce Committee. [...] Canada’s Health Workforce: Pathways Forward - Chapter 1 26 The second section of the report is organized according to the original themes identified by the initial clustering of the questions: • Support and retention, • Deployment and service delivery, and • Planning and development.