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Partnerships With External Committees

Infection Prevention and Control Canada builds relationships with individuals, committees and institutions that influence and relate to infection prevention and control in Canada and globally. Below is a growing list of partnerships that reflect our involvement.

Reporting To Board through Executive Director
Committee/Task Group Representative
Accreditation Canada Director(MD)
Canadian Antimicrobial (AMR) Resistance Innovation Coalition (CAIC) Zahir Hirji and Executive Director
Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program (CNISP) Victoria Williams
Canadian Nurses Association Network of Nursing Specialties Madeleine Ashcroft
Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) President, IPAC Canada and Executive Director
CPSI Safety Improvement (Quality Assurance/ Knowledge Transfer) Projects Anne Bialachowski
Canadian Standards Association  
- CSA Perioperative Committee Anne Bialachowski
- CSA Sterilization Technical Committee TC-Z262 Merlee Steele-Rodway
- CSA Strategic Steering Committee on Healthcare Technologies and Systems Murtuza Diwan
- CSA Z8000 Health Care Design Barb Shea
Kathryn Wyndham
- CSA Z317.2 – HVAC Systems in HCFs
- CSA Plumbing Committee
- CSA, The Healthcare Engineering and Physical Plant Technical Committee
Sharon Wilson

- CSA Z317.13 Infection Control During Construction, Renovation and Maintenance of HCFs 

Jessica Fullerton
CSA Z317.10 Handling of Health Care Waste Materials Sandra Dunford
-CSA Cleaning and Disinfection Standard Ramona Rodrigues
Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) President, IPAC Canada
Chief Public Health Officer Health Professions Forum President IPAC Canada and Executive Director
CPHO Subcommittee: Substance Use and Stigma Jacqueline Hlagi
CPHO Subcommittee: Indigenous Health Amanda Brizard
CPHO Subcommittee: Antibiotic Resistant Organisms Molly Blake and Executive Director
Health Standards Association, IPC Recognition Program Executive Director (interim)
Immunize Canada Alice Silva
International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC) (Board) Donna Moralejo and President, IPAC Canada
National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases /Antibiotic Awareness Week Barbara Catt
National Patient Safety Roundtable President, IPAC Canada
Pan-Canadian Surveillance Advisory Group Jennifer Happe, Anne MacLaurin (CPSI)
Public Health Agency of Canada - AMR IPAC Task Group Tara Donovan
Sinai Health System/UHN Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, National Practice Guidelines for Community- acquired Pneumonia and Cellulitis Madeleine Ashcroft