Webinar Recordings

If you missed our sessions and would like to purchase a recording below is a listing of offerings @ $65 to view the recording any time for 1-2 hour webinars. $150 for symposiums and $350 for the CCHF 2021 Virtual Conference.  

  1. Rethinking the Design of our Healthcare Facilities in Light of COVID-19
    • Speaker:
      • Dr. Sinha, MD, DPhil, FRCPC, AGSF, Director of Geriatrics Sinai Health System and the University Health Network, Director of Health Policy Research, National Institute on Ageing at Ryerson University
    • Dr. Sinha will review the COVID-19 data in LTC across Canada and share design considerations to improve safety and wellness.
  2. Emergency Response in LTC
    • Speaker:
      • Dr. Sinha, MD, DPhil, FRCPC, AGSF, Director of Geriatrics Sinai Health System and the University Health Network, Director of Health Policy Research, National Institute on Ageing at Ryerson University
    • Highlights of evidence-based interventions that focus on improving outcomes for older adults in Long-Term Care and community settings for older Canadians living at home & key design and care considerations during emergency situations (environmental incidents, outbreaks etc…) in these settings.
  3. Leading Edge Dementia Design
    • Speakers:
      • Dr. William E. Reichman, MD, President and CEO, Baycrest,
      • Martin L. Siefering AIA, Principal, Perkins Eastman,
      • Phil Goodfellow, Partner, G Architecture
    • Learning Objectives:
      • To become familiar with the myriad ways in which the physical environment of long-term care can best meet the needs of older adults with multiple sensory, motor and cognitive deficits to foster optimal functional ability and quality of life.
      • To better appreciate how emerging technologies can complement the design of the physical environment to enhance the physical, cognitive and emotional wellbeing of residents living with dementia.
      • To learn about the role of the physical environment in contributing to the successful experience of a leading long-term care operator in meeting the unique demands of the COVID-19 pandemic.
      • To share the objectives of Baycrest’s Master Plan in meeting the physical, social and emotional needs of seniors across various types of care facilities ranging from independent living to long-term care by adapting principles of dementia care villages that promote a sense of home and neighbourhood living.
  4. LTC Panel – Where do we go from here?
    • Speakers:
      • Ed Applebaum, Director and Principal, Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc.,
      • Matt Galvin, Partner, G Architects, ON,
      • Mandy Deeves, IPAC Specialist, Public Health Ontario
      • Susan Griffin Thomas, Interim Director, Long Term Care, Health Services, Regional Municipality of Peel, ON
      • Dr. Paula Rochon, Senior Scientist Research, Women’s College Hospital
      • Dan Levitt, Executive Director, Tabor Village, BC
    • Lessons learned from COVID-19, Going beyond design guidelines
    • Designing for reducing infection risks while designing a home-like setting
    • Moving to a new paradigm of care and outcomes
  5. LTC Interiors & Renos
    • Speakers:
      • Lucinda HarpLucinda Harp Design, ON
      • Mary Chernoff, In-House Design BC
      • Meghan McBrideVice President, Strategic Accounts – Healthcare, Education & Government, Tarkett, ON
    • Interior designers share their experience in seniors and other healthcare settings to bring forward some of the most current solutions to ensure safer environments where our most vulnerable are living. 
    • The speakers will share their opinions for improving the lived environment in seniors facilities, drawing from most stringent requirements in hospitals, design guidelines and current product offerings
  6. Isolation Room Design

Nick Stark, Vice President, H.H. Angus & Associates Limited Consulting Engineers
Jessica Fullerton, Construction Lead – Infection Prevention and Control
The Ottawa Hospital

Isolation Rooms help to separate patients and residents in the healthcare infrastructure as needed to protect patents and staff.  Typically, acute care hospitals allocate isolation rooms in hospitals some simply private rooms, others with specialized engineering depending on the clinical needs of the patient and the safety requirements presented.  Given COVID, hospitals, long-term care and other healthcare facilities, are looking at increasing and potentially upgrading the design of isolation rooms in their facilities and reconsidering engineering design needs to enhance safety in the facility.

7. Isolation Room Panel

As a  follow-up to the March session on Isolation Room Design CCHF is bringing together a multi-disciplinary panel to share their insights and answer your questions, in this very special 1.15 minute session. The panel will share their experiences and will take questions from the audience to answer some issues particularly brought to light during this pandemic related to design, architecture, auditing of current rooms, maintenance and operations applicable standards considerations. Please bring your details questions to share as we want to hear about your concerns and issues.


Sandra Dunford, Infection Prevention and Control Consultant for the Cowichan District Hospital Replace, Vancouver Island, BC

Craig Doerksen, Divisional Director, Facility Management, Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, MAN

Scott Patterson, Senior Director, Facilities Planning and Development, Sinai Health System, Toronto, ON

Robin Snell, Principal, Parkin  Architects Limited, ON

Nick Stark, Vice-President Knowledge Management, H.H. Angus & Associates Limited Consulting Engineers, ON

Jessica FullertonInfection Prevention and Control, The Ottawa Hospital, ON

Gordon Burrill, President Teegor Consulting & CCHF Board of Director’s President, NB

Moderator: Rita Mezei, Founding Director and Executive Director, CCHF

8.  COVID Response and Key learnings in Facilities Real Time


Mary Flesher, BSN, RD, MA, PMP, Director, Clinical Planning and Capital Projects, Burnaby Hospital Redevelopment, BC

Tom Alston, Senior Project Director, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton Hospital Project Lead AB

Lori Marshall, CEO, Chatham Kent Health Alliance, ON

Michael Keen, Vice-President, Planning & Facilities, Chief Planning Officer at Unity Health Toronto, ON

Pierre Marc Legris, Director, Technical Services, McGill Health University Health Centre, QC

Debbie Walsh, Vice President, Clinical Services, Eastern Health, NFLD

Paul E. Frank, Senior Healthcare Architect, Nova Scotia Lands, Cape Breton Redevelopment Project NS

Moderator, Gordon Burrill, President Teegor Consulting & CCHF Board of Director’s President, NB

9. Planning for Climate Resilience Video

Enhanced resiliency for healthcare facilities to meet clinical care needs in an energy efficient and environmentally sustainable manner is critical to the planning of the future of healthcare facilities.  BC is a leader in incorporating climate change resiliency requirements into their design.  This session will overview the newly released BC Guidelines for Healthcare facilities, which applies to hospitals, LTC and social housing was built on lessons from global projects and local project including St. Paul’s, Royal Columbian Hospital and others.

Following the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the key climate risks facing health care facilities
  • Explain how the Resilience Guidelines guide the planning, procurement and implementation phases of the health facility lifecycle
  • Identify how design teams might integrate climate resilience into architectural and engineering components of facility design

Gordon McDonald, P. Eng, CEng, CPHC, LEED AP BD+C – Principal, Director Engineering Integral Group BC

Doug McLachlan Associate Director with IBI Group

Lisa Westerhoff, PhD, MA, BA, EcoDistricts AP – Principal, Integral

Robert Bradley, Director, Energy & Environmental Sustainability, Vancouver Coastal Health, BC

10. Simulation Video Presentation

Jonas Shultz, MSc EDAC. Human Factors Specialist, HQCA -and- Adjunct Lecturer, Anesthesia, University of Calgary

Learn about recently released, award winning strategy from the Health Quality Council of Alberta which make recommendations to optimize ROI when evaluating healthcare facility designs for quality and patient safety. Specifically, the guidelines describe how to choose between simple, detailed, and virtual reality mock-ups for a simulation-based mock-up evaluation. These guidelines can help decision makers determine the costs for projects that best meet their needs.

Aspects of these human factors guidelines will be included in a document being developed by the World Health Organization on Patient Safety.

If you would like to hyperlink to the guidelines:


  1. LTC Design Guidelines in BC and Alberta – Changes resulting COVID and Design Progress

Ralph Hubele, Senior Manager of Health and Housing Initiatives, Continuing Care Capital Programs, Health Facilities Planning Branch, with Alberta Health
Keith McBain, Executive Director – Long Term Care, Residential Care &Seniors, Coastal / Lions Gate Hospital Redevelopment at Vancouver Coastal Health, BC
Jo-Ann Tait, MScN, BHSc, RPN – Executive Director, Regional Long Term Care, Assisted Living and Supported Housing, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)

12. Leaning Into Integrated Project Delivery: A Panel Discussion

Learning Objectives:

· Define what is Integrated Project Delivery from a concept to contractual agreement

· Understand Lean Principles & IPD processes through project stages and how they are applied

· Share validated and measurable healthcare facility project outcomes achieved using Lean / IPD approach case studies with respect to cost, sustainability, facility quality, improvements to the delivery of healthcare services

· Discuss how Lean / IPD is being applied in Canadian healthcare facilities and some of the barriers and opportunities for healthcare

13. Conference Recording $499 (4 hours)
Silver Linings from COVID from Selected Hospitals and Thought Leaders

The CCHF Summit will share:

  • Case studies in pandemic responses from major hospitals and health authorities, highlighting collaborative and innovative approaches used, intended outcomes and their impact on patient care and operations
  • How health infrastructure played a pivotal role through the COVID response
  • Key planning design principles for future surge resilient healthcare facilities
  • The intersection between virtual and on-site care in serving patients how the infrastructure supports specialized regional care
  • Identify innovations in project development teams and operational readiness that considerably reduced project timelines
  • Thought leadership from across disciplines on how the COVID experience shapes future healthcare infrastructure considerations

    14. Cross Country COVID Facilities Leaders Conversation
    Facilities leaders share their real-time perspectives in addressing COVID from a clinical, design and facilities preparedness and response perspectives. 


 15 Climate Change Symposiums

Getting to Net Zero

Richard Darch, CEO, Archus, UK
Doug Webber, Principal, Purpose Building, ON
Ryan Galloway, Energy Manager, Provincial Health Services Authority – BC Sonja Janousek, Environmental Sustainability Manager, Facilities Management, Vancouver Coastal Health
Kurt Monteiro, Principal, Smith + Andersen
Lyle Scott, Managing Partner, Footprint
Robin Snell, Director, Parkin Architects Limited (Moderator)

Decarbonizing Healthcare – Making it Real 

11:00 am Welcome & Introductions
Rita Mezei, Executive Director, Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities
11:05 Platinum Sponsor Spotlight and Introduction by Robin Snell, Director, Parkin Architects Limited
11:10 am Delivering a Net Zero Health System – A Holistic Approach and the Circular Economy
Panel Chair: Richard Darch, CEO, Archus, UK
Greg Chant-Hall, Director & Lead Advisor, Square Gain, UK
Mott Mac, UK
12:00 pm
Procurement Approaches and Innovative Collaborative Models
Joshua Ogier, Vice-President, Infrastructure Advisory, Mott Mac, Vancouver
Stephen Lidington, Managing Director, Infrastructure Advisory, Colliers Project Leaders, Ottawa
12:40 pm Sponsor spotlight Perkins & Will
12:45 Case Studies
Carbon Emission Reductions – 3 Hospitals in Denmark
Soren Daugbjerg, Architect, MBA, Denmark

Palo Alto Hospital Design Innovation in Carbon Reductions and Future Carbon Reduced Design Strategies
Robin Guenther, FAI, LEED AP, Principal, Health, Perkins & Will, New York
1:45 pm Sponsor Spotlight, Colliers Project Leaders
1:45 pm Reducing Carbon by Example: Engineering and Design Inspirations for Healthcare
Kim Osborne Rodriguez, Manager, HH Angus, Toronto
Rebecca MacDonald, Associate, Parkin Architects Limited, Toronto
2:14 PwC Sponsor Spotlight
2:15 pm Panel Discussion: Towards Decarbonization Standards in Canada
Richard Darch, CEO, Archus, UK

Strategies for Decarbonizing Healthcare – September 2022

Infrastructure Ontario’s Project review for sustainable options and progress (40 min)

Alice Dixon, MSc. Planning and Environment, Energy Specialist, Environmental Management, Infrastructure Ontario
David Steiner, OAA, Director, Healthcare Portfolio – Project Delivery, Infrastructure Ontario
Alice and David will share how IO is progressing to incorporate sustainability in projects through the delivery process.

Design of Swedish Health, Washington, for New and Retrofit Facilities to drive to zero carbon by 2030 (40 min)

Marie Henson, EDAC, LEAN Black Belt, LEED AP ID+C, Associate Principal, Perkin&Will, Seattle
Brad Hinthorne, AIA, Principal, Perkins&Will, Seattle
Diego Mandelbaum, Vice President, Development, Creative Energy, Toronto
Swedish Health is modernizing every building system and implementing a district energy strategy to meet strategic, operational and clinical goals, creating the first carbon negative healthcare campus in the US by 2030. Learn from representatives of key groups involved in delivering on the project the key goals and targets being met.

Retrofits to decarbonize and meet your facilities budget for the biggest impact (40 min)

Mike Durtnall, MSc., Senior Project Manager, Associate, ARUP, United Kingdom
Tom Randall, MEng(Hons) MSc MProf CEng FCIBSE CIWFM CMVP , Associate Director, Building Performance, ARUP, United Kingdom
Katie Wood, Director, ARUP, Peru
Case studies in the context of existing healthcare estates for building envelopes and building services efficiency and controls, in the UK will help to illuminate practical advice to the health sector in the short, medium and longer term.

The Design and Operations of the First Passive House Hospital Neubau Klinikum Frankfurt Höchst (40 min)

Bjoern Bischoff, Managing Partner, wörner traxler richter, Germany
Michael Mertens, Consultant – Construction Project, Fankfurt Hoechst
When it comes to implementing the Passive House concept, a few special aspects of hospitals must be taken into consideration, including areas with sensitive hygiene requirements, elevated comfort requirements for recovering patients and the elderly, the wide range of various energy applications, and processes that give off great amounts of waste heat within the given area. Completed in June 2022, Bjorn and leader builder, Michael will share how the passive house hospital in Frankfurt design challenges were met in addition to operations and costs.

Michael will discuss the structural condition of the existing building, the difficult thermal simulation for planning and the information required from the users, as well as the challenges for operation (complexity of the installations, training of the operating team, etc.). Rounded off with the expectations for comfort and energy costs for the operator.

PanelRapid fire Q&A (20 min)
Selected Presenters hosted by Robin Snell, Director, Parkin Architects Limited