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 has released the fourth and newest version of the Quality Assurance Guidelines for Canadian Radiation Treatment Programs. The new version reflects advancements in quality and safety activity in Canadian radiation treatment programs and provides new progressive indicator measures and 2 new key quality indicators to support optimal staffing of radiation treatment programs and the introduction of peer review of palliative radiotherapy plans. A new audit tool is being developed to reflect these changes – stay tuned for more information.
  • The Winter 2020 NSIR-RT Bulletin is now available
  • In 2015 and 2019 CPQR audited radiation treatment programs against key indicators of program quality.  Find out how the nation scored.
  • Does your local incident reporting system align with CIHI’s National System for Incident Reporting – Radiation Treatment minimum dataset?  This valuable resource is now available online.

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:

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.

Welcome to our new CPQR Steering Committee member, MerryLee McGuffin. Learn more about MerryLee and her work!