The LEADS in a Caring Environment Capabilities Framework (also referenced as the LEADS Framework) is a foundational element for health leadership development in Canada. The LEADS Framework defines the knowledge, skills, and behaviours a leader needs to exhibit in order to successfully contribute to an effective and efficient Canadian health system.
The LEADS framework was developed in BC through research funded by the BC Government and conducted by Royal Roads University under the auspices of the Health Care Leaders Association of BC (HCLABC). This research also led to the development of the LeadersforLife program, a leadership development program delivered by HCLABC.
On July 1, 2012 the LeadersforLife initiative was transferred from the Health Care Leaders' Association of BC to its partner organization, the Canadian College of Health Leaders.
In order to support growing interest in using the LEADS framework across Canada, the College has formed a LEADS Collaborative in partnership with CHLNet and Royal Roads University to support this effort.