Why hold a national conference for health navigation?

Navigation services have emerged in almost every province and territory across Canada to support individuals and families by helping them find their way through health, education, and social systems.

In April 2021, we hosted the inaugural Canadian Healthcare Navigation Conference (CHNC). This was followed by the second annual conference in April of 2022.

We recognize the timeliness and importance of navigation services and want to create an opportunity to connect stakeholders in an interdisciplinary setting for information-sharing and networking, with the aim to advance the field of patient navigation across Canada. Want to make new connections within the healthcare navigation field? Check out our News & Updates page!

This conference is hosted in partnership between the Centre for Research in Integrated Care at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John and the Family Navigation Project at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. To learn more about these centres, click below to visit their web pages.

The Centre for Research in Integrated Care (CRIC)


The Family Navigation Project (Sunnybrook)

CHNC brings together researchers, decision-makers, administrators, clinicians, trainees, and families with lived experience who are involved with navigation services.

Attendees learn about existing models of navigation across Canada; explore various methods of implementation and evaluation; and ongoing research in the field of navigation.