website templates free download
A man with a nurse.
A nurse helping a man with his medications.

About the Seniors Quality Leap Initiative

The Seniors Quality Leap Initiative (SQLI) was established by North America’s leading Long Term Care organizations in 2010 out of their collective desire to improve clinical quality and safety for seniors. Today, SQLI has grown into a strong community of practice, with 14 committed member organizations and 11 partner organizations across North America.

Our Mission: To enhance the quality of life and quality of care for seniors by utilizing a structured approach to quality and performance improvement and disseminating recommendations to the broader post-acute and long-term care sector.

Our Vision: To become North America’s leading post-acute and long-term care provider consortium for benchmarking clinical quality standards that reflect advancing innovative change ideas to raise the bar for excellence throughout our industry.

Our Strategic Directions:

  • Exchange and benchmark performance data as it relates to quality of care and quality of life for seniors.
  • Test, design, and adopt a collaboratively derived approach for performance improvement.
  • Identify and undertake initiatives designed to make improvements in quality of care and quality of life for seniors using evidence-based practices.
  • Broadly disseminate SQLI consensus-based recommendations for improvement across the post-acute and long term care sector.
  • Support a culture of innovation that consistently seeks to identify, test, evaluate and develop innovative solutions that have the potential for significant healthcare and economic impact through partnership with the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI).

Learn More About Joining SQLI

Who We Work With

SQLI has grown to include 15 committed member organizations and 11 partner organizations across North America. Members are involved in active improvement work to elevate performance across the post-acute and long-term care sector.

SQLI Member Organizations Location
ActionmargueriteWinnipeg, MB
Baycrest Health SciencesToronto, ON
Bruyère Continuing CareOttawa, ON
Perley HealthOttawa, ON
Providence HealthcareVancouver, BC
Schlegel VillagesOntario
ShannexNova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario
Sienna Senior LivingBritish Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario
York Care CentreFredericton, NB
United States
Hebrew SeniorLifeBoston, MA
Presbyterian Senior LivingDillsburg, PA
San Francisco Campus for Jewish LivingSan Francisco, CA
Westminster Communities of FloridaFlorida
SQLI Strategic and Academic Partners
Accreditation Canada
Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Canadian Society for Long-Term Care Medicine
Florida State University
Healthcare Excellence Canada
Institute for Aging Research
New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes
Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation
University of Waterloo

Learn More About SQLI