Whether you are new to a risk role or wish to increase your knowledge, capacity, and confidence – HIROC’s Risk Management Residency Program can help.

In 2021 HIROC launched a new pan-Canadian Risk Residency Program, co-designed by healthcare risk and safety specialists. 

Participants learn from Risk Management, Patient Safety, Human Factors, Insurance, Claims, and Legal subject matter experts from across Canada on a variety of applied topics. 

This program:

  • provides an opportunity to learn from the shared experiences of others
  • brings together a knowledgeable community of experts

By the end, learners will have built a network of peers from across Canada and gain confidence around navigating the intricacies of risk management in a healthcare environment. 

Program alumni will also have the opportunity to become mentors for subsequent cohorts of learners. This ensures continued growth of knowledge and leadership skills – and creates a continuum of system capacity building and sustainability for an expert risk management community. 

The Risk Management Residency Program—offered at no cost to HIROC Subscribers—applies a blended learning approach (online educational materials and opportunities for interaction) accompanied by mentorship and coaching. 

2023/24 Risk Management Residency Program

  • Applications were open from May 15 to June 30, 2023. Thank you to all those who applied!
  • Acceptance notifications will be sent out mid-August.
  • The 2023/24 program starts September 12, 2023, and runs until June 28, 2024.

Questions? Contact us at riskresidency@hiroc.com.

What to Expect

Attendees benefit from:

  • Two-hour sessions every two weeks
  • Variety of educational formats such as panel discussions and simulation exercises
  • Peer-mentor pairing

Curriculum includes: 

  • Risk management essentials
  • Patient safety
  • Human factors
  • Privacy and cybersecurity
  • Incident investigations
  • Insurance-related topics e.g., liability, indemnity, etc.
  • Claims management
  • Legal topics e.g., consent and capacity, Mental Health Act, etc.
  • Disclosures
  • Crisis management – emergency preparedness

Should you have any questions about the program, please contact riskresidency@hiroc.com.

Call for Mentors

Mentoring is one of the cornerstones of the Risk Management Residency Program. If you’re interested in helping build a stronger risk management community to support our healthcare system; please direct your interest or questions to riskresidency@hiroc.com.