Community Advisory Networks


What is a Community Advisory Network?

A network can be described as a “group or system of interconnected cooperating individuals.”  The Regional Health Services Act states that a regional health authority shall establish one or more Community Advisory Networks (CANs) to help facilitate consultation with and input from local communities. CANs advise the Authority on broad issues related to the health of the community and assist the Authority to understand the needs and priorities of communities and their residents.

Heartland Regional Health Authority’s policy on Community Advisory Networks (Reference GP5-9) policy reflects the diverse nature of CANs in Heartland Health Region.  The policy recognizes and supports existing organizations as CANs or accepts new groups created by communities themselves, within the Community Advisory Network framework, rather than focusing solely on creation of CANs by the Region.

What is the purpose of a Community Advisory Network?

The Networks will contribute to Heartland Health Region’s planning process as follows:

  • Advise the Authority on broad issues with respect to the provision of health services and the allocation of resources of the communities.
  • Assist the Authority to understand the needs, preferences and priorities of people and communities.

Guidelines of the Community Advisory Network

Networks and Advisory Groups shall:

  • Be representative of the general public as well as of specific interest groups. Heartland Regional Health Authority will endeavour to achieve a broad representation from the community and will solicit input from all sectors. Age groups (youth, adult and seniors), Gender (male/female parity), Socio-economic backgrounds (culture, social situation and financial circumstances), Community knowledge and experience.
  • Be encouraged to communicate community needs to the Authority and provide advice on the relevance of programs and services.
  • Communicating of information to the general public using a variety of forums and mediums.
  • Participate in and provide input to planning discussions.
  • Foster and contribute to an open, supportive and collaborative climate.
  • Consider the broad regional implications of issues and potential solutions.
  • Be structured, led, facilitated, monitored, evaluated and reported on by Authority Members, the President/CEO or others as assigned.

For more information on Community Advisory Networks contact our Corporate Office at 306-882-4111.

Community Advisory Networks – Information Sheet

CAN Terms of Engagement Example

CAN Terms of Reference Example

Privacy Policy

Protecting the privacy of your personal health information is important to the Cypress Health Region (the “Region”).


The Region will only collect, use and disclose your personal health information:

1. When:

2. As required or authorized by law.

The Region will not otherwise collect, use or disclose your personal health information unless we have your consent.


The Region strives to keep its’ employees, physicians and affiliates aware of your privacy rights by offering education and having in place policies and procedures designed to protect the integrity, security and confidentiality of your personal health information. This includes a policy restricting access to your personal health information by only those who have a need to know for an authorized purpose.


If you wish to obtain further information about the Region’s privacy policies and your privacy rights, we encourage you to visit our privacy page or contact our Privacy Officer at (306) 778-5169 or 1-888-461-7443.  You may also wish to contact the provincial Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner at 1-877-748-2298 or visit them at their website.


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Links to the websites below are provided for the information and convenience of visitors to this site.

The Cypress Health Region does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of content of other sites, which are linked here. We strongly suggest that the best source of medical information is your personal or family physician.

3S Health

Accreditation Canada

Asbestos Registry

The Arthritis Society

Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Diabetes Association

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Choose Wisely Canada

Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation Inc.

Health Canada

Health Canada Kids

Health Card Application

Health Quality Council (HQC)

Heart and Stroke Foundation


Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan

Parent Mentoring Program of Saskatchewan

Patient Safety Institute

Resources for Nurses

Saskatchewan Health

Society for Progressive Supranuclear Paisy

Saskatchewan Surigcal Care Network

Sites of Professional Associations:

Physician Recruitment Agency of Saskatchewan

Canadian Dietetic Association

Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Service

Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses

Saskatchewan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

Saskatchewan Association of Speech/Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers

Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapy

Saskatchewan Dental Therapists Association

Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association

Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists

Swift Current Newcomer Welcome Centre

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