October 28 – November 1, 2019
Canadian Patient Safety Week is Canada’s only national campaign to raise awareness of patient safety and related programs and initiatives. The week started in 2005 and is now an annual event to keep the issue of patient safety foremost in the minds of Canadians. The Canadian Patient Safety Institute sponsors CPSW as part of its national mandate to build and advance a safer healthcare system for Canadians. It aims to share information about best practices in patient safety with providers, patients and their families.
Review the Resources for Canadian Patient Safety Week 2019 list to find resources and tools to promote patient safety. Many of our resources are available for downloaded or printing. Orders for the 2019 CPSW resources will be open from August 6th to September 16th, 2019.
It's Safe to Ask Public Service Announcements
It’s Safe to Ask (ISTA) brochures, posters and audio messages.
The brochures and posters are in fifteen languages.
The audio messages are in nine different languages.
Click on the language below to hear the announcement.
Question & Answer Backgrounder
Menu of Patient Safety Questions
CPSW participants may wish to review the menu of possible questions to ask when hosting a draw or providing giveaways.