Models of Care Funding Initiative Information Page

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The rising burden of cancer in Canada, along with increasing expectations for culturally safe person-centred care closer to home, limited health human resources, and the COVID-19 pandemic have placed increasing pressure on cancer care provider capacity and deepened inequities in access to care. Now with many jurisdictions focusing on the road to pandemic recovery, there is an opportunity to enhance the efficiency, quality, and equity of cancer care delivery.

As part of advancing Priorities 2, 3, 5 and 7 of the refreshed Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control (the Strategy), and in response to a request from partners, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (the Partnership) will support jurisdictions to design, implement and evaluate innovative models of care as part of the 2022-2027 business cycle.

The Partnership has launched the Models of Care pan-Canadian funding initiative. This online space provides partners with information and resources to support the completion of the Models of Care Planning Survey and as a space to support partners through the summer/fall consultation period. Please continue to monitor this site for the most up to date information on the Models of Care funding initiative. If you have any questions, please contact


clipart of people sitting at a tablePartnership Council (May 2, 2022)

  • The purpose of this agenda item was to launch the models of care pan-Canadian funding initiative and provide an overview of the planning phase intended to support partners in readying for implementation.
  • Access the briefing note and presentation.

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case study iconCase Study

  • The purpose of the case study is to provide jurisdictional partners with an illustrative example of how partners could design an equity-focused model of care project. The case study is fictitious and does not represent the only approach that partners could take. Nor does the case study represent a comprehensive or exhaustive list of equity considerations.
  • Attachment to follow.

clipart hands coming together on top of one anotherCPAC’s Focus on Health Equity

  • An equitable cancer system is fundamental to improving cancer care in Canada and around the world. Equity is embedded in the ultimate outcomes of the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control (the Strategy) – all people in Canada have access to high quality cancer care – and anchors CPAC’s 2022 to 2027 Business Plan. CPAC’s specific role is grounded in improving health equity in cancer care.
  • View CPAC’s Focus on Health Equity

clip art of a computer screenModels of Care Toolkit Webinar

The Models of Care Toolkit webinar provided an overview of the toolkit and how it can be used to support jurisdictions’ implementation of models of care.

clipart of a house with a calendar behind itVirtual Open House

  • The purpose of the open house is to provide an overview of the Models of Care funding initiative and to answer questions related to the Models of Care Planning Survey and funding initiative.
  • Please share the Open House invite details with co-development partners.
  • We encourage you to submit questions to in advance of the Open House so that we can better assist you.

Event details:

  • Dates: June 1, 2022 and June 9, 2022; feel free to attend only one of the open house dates
  • Time: 1:00 – 2:30 P.M. EST

Download the June 1 or June 9 calendar invites.

Models of Care Toolkit

The toolkit provides detailed information on innovative, evidence-informed models of care, with examples of care models used in Canada and internationally. View the toolkit