Want to learn more about surgical site infections and their impact on health care? Here are some resources to get you started:

Safer Healthcare Now!, the flagship program of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, invests in frontline providers and the delivery system to improve the safety of patient care throughout Canada by implementing interventions known to reduce avoidable harm.


Ontario Hospital Association has a vision to achieve a high performing health system by supporting the for-profit and not-for-profit organizations involved in Ontario health care delivery, including approximately 150 Ontario hospitals, by giving them high-quality products and services, by championing innovation and performance improvement, and by advancing and influencing health system policy in Ontario. 

The Canadian Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons strives to be a leading authority in education, research and provision of patient care related to diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. Their mission is to promote optimal management of colorectal diseases through education and research.

The Canadian Orthopaedic Association is involved in organizing orthopaedic training centers across Canada and collaborating with the Royal College / College of Physicians of Quebec on issues involving orthopaedic surgeons. Their website includes patient educational resources and a Find an Orthopaedist database that provides up-to-date details to assist patients in finding an appropriate orthopaedic surgeon in Canada.


The Canadian Association of General Surgeons promotes the training, education, continuing professional development, thoughtful practice and research essential to provision of the exemplary surgical care Canadians expect and deserve. 


The Canadian Journal of Surgery (CJS) is an open access journal. All articles published are available free of charge. The mission of CJS is to contribute to the effective continuing medical education of Canadian surgical specialists, using innovative techniques when feasible, and to provide surgeons with an effective vehicle for the dissemination of observations in the areas of clinical and basic science research.