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Waypoint and CCHL Enter into Strategic Alliance
Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care and CCHL Enter into a Three-Year Strategic Alliance
Posted on 02/21/2024

Partnership agreement serves as an avenue to promote excellence in the health leadership field

Waypoint has entered into a strategic alliance with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) to increase the leadership capabilities of health care managers in Canada.

Through this agreement, eligible employees of Waypoint will work towards obtaining their Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation, the only certification program for all Canadian health leaders. This strategic alliance offers individual leaders several benefits including support for lifelong learning in health services leadership; assistance with career advancement; peer recognition and also serves as an essential career designation.

Brenda Lammi, Senior Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development at the CCHL, said: “We are excited about this collaboration with Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, who show their commitment to health leadership by committing to have the CHE as a preferred designation for their leaders.”

Demetrios Kalantzis, Vice President of People and Chief Human Resource Officer at Waypoint shares that “Waypoint is committed to leadership, and we strive to grow our role as a system and sector leader by building our servant leadership approach. We aim to cultivate high-performing, compassionate leaders with a focus on recognition, culture and improved employee experience.”

This collaboration will also allow for both organizations to better address the constantly evolving needs of health leaders and align themselves with the LEADS in a Caring Environment (opens in a new tab)framework. This framework is a foundation for Canadian health leadership development and defines the knowledge, skills and attitudes a leader must have to positively contribute to the Canadian health care system. 

About the College 

The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL), a national member-driven non-profit association, is the connected community that develops, supports, and inspires health leaders across Canada. The College strives to provide the leadership development, tools, knowledge and networks that members need to become high impact leaders in Canadian healthcare. 

Through LEADS, the CHE designation, credentialing, training, conferences, mentoring and a nationwide careers network, we support health leaders in every sector and region, from every professional background and at any stage of their career. 

Located in Ottawa, the College collaborates with 20 chapters across the country and engages with its 4,300 members and 80 corporate members to promote lifelong learning and professional development while recognizing leadership excellence. 

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