BC Quality Awards

Celebrating People and Projects Improving the Quality of Care in British Columbia.

Deadline Extended to July 31, 2024

BC Quality Awards

The BC Quality Awards are presented annually by Health Quality BC to celebrate the people and projects that are improving the quality of care in our province.

Because of this work, people in BC have better quality health care.

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2024 BC Quality Award Winners & Runners-Up

Optimizing the Early Years - Winner - BC Autism Assessment Network
Optimizing the Early Years - Runner Up - Newborn Screening BC Program
Strengthening Health & Wellness - Winner - Northern Health Lab Outpatient Improvement Program
Strengthening Health & Wellness - Runner Up - Fraser Health Frail Elderly-Older Adult Network
Returning to Health & Wellness - Winner - Reducing Wait Times for BC Childrens Hospital for PICC Lines
Returning to Health & Wellness - Runner Up - Radioactive Seed for Breast Cancer Surgery

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Frequently Asked Questions

The BC Quality Awards are an annual celebration of people and projects that improved the quality of care in British Columbia. They were established in 2009

Five Excellence in Quality categories, represent the five areas of care as defined by the BC Health Quality Matrix, three individual categories that celebrate inspiring patients, caregivers and health care practitioners, as well as two transformative leadership categories.

Any project that improved the quality of health care in BC, and any person whose dedication to improvement inspires you!

Anyone, including those who work in health care, as well as patients, caregivers and family members!


As many as you wish! But each project or person can only be nominated in one category. You’ll have to choose the category that’s the best fit.

Yes, at your discretion. Judges are welcome to select team nominations from these categories if they stand out, though the category is designed for individuals.

Sure! Note that these examples are for the Phase 2 submissions.

For examples of great nominations for our project-based Excellence in Quality award categories, take a look at 2018’s Staying Healthy award winner (now Strengthening Health & Wellness) and 2014’s Living with Illness or Disability award winner.

Want an example of a great nomination for an individual? Here is the nomination for 2018’s Quality Culture Trailblazer award winner.

Want more ideas for making your nomination stand out? Check out our top tips.

A group of leaders in quality and safety, patients and HQBC team members.

Winners are awarded a $2,500 sponsorship to help support and disseminate learning from their projects or to support ongoing learning and development. The five Excellence in Quality project winners are invited to present their project at the Quality Forum.

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Nominate someone, or a project, that has made key contributions to quality and innovation in the delivery of care in BC today!