CPQR is a leader in quality improvement initiatives
for radiation treatment.



High quality and safe radiation treatment is our priority



Our work will improve the cancer experience for Canadians



About the CPQR

Highlights and News

  • CPQR is launching an online incident investigation course! Check out our course outline for more information!
  • CPQR Chair, Michael Milosevic and colleagues have published on the value of implementing an incident learning program from the local, national and international perspective.  Check it out! (link:
  • CPQR is partnering with the Accelerated Education Program at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and the University of Toronto, on an Incident Mystery Dinner.  Join us September 13th at the University Club in Toronto! Download the flyer for more information.
  • CPQR will be at CARO! CPQR will be involved in workshops on quality assurance in palliative radiation therapy with Kristopher Dennis and Pan-Canadian patient reported outcome collection!  Get more information!

Our Activities and Beyond


CPQR successfully achieved all key deliverables set forth in its 2010 and 2012 project plans. Moving forward it has developed a plan that capitalizes on the momentum created in these programs while continually striving to raise the bar on quality, safety and system performance initiatives in Canada.

Our new programs focus on:

  • Equitable access to radiation treatment across Canada;
  • Patterns of radiation treatment practice across Canada; and
  • Patient reported outcomes to guide clinical care and pan-Canadian performance improvement.

CPQR continues to support its existing programs, encouraging uptake and utilization across the country.

Our Steering Committee


The success of CPQR can be derived in part from the strong initial and sustained engagement of the radiation treatment community, through partnership with the professions involved in radiation treatment planning and delivery: the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology (CARO), the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) and the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT).

Recognizing that much of the work undertaken by CPQR requires support and input from provincial cancer agencies, CPQR also includes representation from the Canadian Association of Provincial Cancer Agencies.  Two patient representatives are also included to ensure that CPQR programs, and strategic priorities address the needs of patients and their families.

Full membership information is available in the About Us page of our website.

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