Risk Management Educational Opportunities

Overview of Issue

There are a number of educational opportunities for risk managers to learn about risk management and patient safety at introductory and more advanced levels. Some courses include quality improvement as well. The audiences for these offerings include quality and risk management professionals, managers, senior leaders, and board members. This Risk Note outlines available courses across Canada and in the US.

Key Points

  • Educational opportunities exist across Canada and the US for risk managers to learn more about risk management and the links to patient safety and quality.

Canadian Patient Safety Institute


Ontario Hospital Association

Governance Centre of Excellence (a program of the Ontario Hospital Association)

Alberta Health Services

BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

RIMS – The Risk Management Society and Global Risk Management Institute, Inc.

University of Toronto

Queen’s University

American Society for Healthcare Risk Management

National Patient Safety Foundation

  • Certified Professional in Patient Safety

Institute for Healthcare Improvement