Our Partners

Our Committees

The Canadian Hemophilia Society has national committees composed of key volunteers who develop policies and programs to meet the needs of people with bleeding disorders in Canada.

These committees are: 

Blood Safety and Supply Committee

Responsible for staying abreast of the latest research and scientific developments in blood, blood products and their alternatives, emerging pathogens and transfusion safety measures.

Research Peer Review Committee

An independent panel of Canadian medical and health care professionals responsible for evaluating applications and recommending the recipients for the CHS Research and Fellowship Programs.

Governance Committee

Responsible for insuring that the overall administrative, financial, and personnel functions of the organization are operating effectively.

National Multidisciplinary Research Advisory Committee

In 2011 the CHS established a national multidisciplinary research advisory committee to better define our research agenda in order to address pressing treatment needs. The objectives of the committee are to help the CHS establish research priorities; help the CHS run its research programs in the most effective ways;help the CHS establish strategic partnerships.

International Committee

The purpose of this committee is to provide support and guidance to CHS chapters/ regions / Canadian Hemophilia Clinics engaged or wishing to become involved in twinning projects aimed at enhancing organizational capacity and supporting hemophilia care in developing countries. The committee is also responsible for identifying and funding projects submitted by the CHS chapters/regions/hemophilia clinics.

Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee

The Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee is a standing committee established by the Board of Directors of the Canadian Hemophilia Society to advise the Board of the CHS on medical, scientific and professional matters pertaining to the health of people with bleeding disorders.

National Awards Committee

The National Awards Committee is responsible for the planning and delivery of a national awards program designed to honour and recognize volunteers, staff and organizations who have contributed towards improving the quality of life of persons with hemophilia or other inherited bleeding disorders.

National HIV-Hepatitis Committee

The purpose of this committee it to ensure that the needs of those infected / affected by HCV and / or HIV are well-represented in the planning and delivery of CHS programs and services. It makes recommendations to the CHS Board of Directors on policy issues; provides support and advice to the CHS, its chapters and its members on the functioning of the various HCV/HIV compensation programs; promotes knowledge and awareness among HCH/HIV infected community of important medical and psycho-social information; and, plays a leadership role in HCV/HIV on the national stage liaising with relevant stakeholder organizations.

National Youth Committee

The National Youth Committee consists of very excited and energetic individuals who represent almost all regions of Canada who are working together to support, promote and address youth involvement within the organization. The role of the committee is to develop and implement youth programs which will not only respond to the needs of Canadian youth with a bleeding disorder but also will contribute to their involvement within the organization.

To find out more or to reach a member of the National Youth Committee, please visit the Youth Web section of this Web site!

Program Committee

Responsible for insuring the effective planning, implementation and evaluation of programs which meet the goals of the organization.

Chapter Relations Committee

The CHS has established a volunteer development program which provides all levels of the organization with the necessary tools to plan, recruit, train, supervise and recognize its volunteers.

To know more about volunteerism and about the Chapter Relations Committee, please visit the Volunteer section of this site.