Committees

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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: 

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

The purpose of the committee is to promote optimal standards- and evidence‐based comprehensive care for all people with inherited bleeding disorders throughout their lifespans.

The National Chapter Relations Committee is responsible for guiding chapters in the following two main areas:

Volunteer Development
The committee will develop tools to help chapters recruit, train, supervise and recognize their volunteers. As well, the goal will be to improve governance practices at all levels of the organization.

Membership recruitment/engagement
The committee will develop strategies to increase membership and develop a case for support to help chapters to engage members at the local level. The goal will be not only to understand the importance of the CHS, but also to motivate individuals to fundraise for the CHS and its chapters under an overarching campaign or initiative.

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

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.

The purpose of the National Program Committee is to ensure the effective planning and delivery of national activities to meet the goals and desired outcomes of the 2016-2020 strategic plan in the areas of:

–        care and treatment (with the exception of the safety and supply of therapeutic products which is the mandate of the Blood Safety and Supply Committee)

–        education and support.

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.
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