Introducing our 2021 Annual Report!
A national blueprint for safer medication use
Since 2016, the Canadian Deprescribing Network has been working to make medication use safer for older Canadians. Our initiatives span public awareness, health care provider education, and province-wide policy interventions. Recently, we drew from all we’ve learned to build a plan for what Canada needs to do next. Our 2021 Annual Report: Towards a National Strategy for Appropriate Medication Use, presents our vision for this plan. The report expands on each component of the strategy highlighting some of the initiatives and interventions led by our members. We invite you to take a look!
2021 was a year to reflect on all we have learned and accomplished. We invite you to check out our achievement timeline for a bird’s eye view of what we’ve been working on since our inauguration in 2016. Each bubble is a testament to our members’ commitment to effect change in medication use in Canada.
We would like to sincerely thank our volunteer members and community champions, our collaborators and all those who have followed our work or found our resources helpful over the years. Together, we have made significant strides towards reducing medication harm in Canada. To continue progressing toward our goal, we need your help! We invite you to contact us to explore ways we could collaborate. We look forward to working with you in 2022.
Dr. James Silvius and Dr. Justin Turner
Co-Directors, Canadian Deprescribing Network