CIHI names Glenda Yeates as new president and CEO
OTTAWA – Graham Scott, Q.C., chair of the Canadian
Institute for Health Information (CIHI), has announced the appointment
of Glenda Yeates as CIHI’s new president and chief executive officer,
effective August 1.
Ms. Yeates, who currently serves as the deputy minister of health in
Saskatchewan, has extensive leadership experience at the provincial and
As deputy minister of health in Saskatchewan, Ms. Yeates oversaw the
development of the action plan for healthcare in the province. The
action plan enjoyed considerable support from a wide variety of
stakeholders, and brought about leading-edge initiatives, such as
Canada’s first health quality council and the creation of a
province-wide surgical care network to improve the prioritization and
timely delivery of surgical services.
Under Ms. Yeates, the Department of Health in Saskatchewan also
developed a recruitment and retention campaign for health care
“I am delighted to be joining CIHI,” said Ms. Yeates. “As deputy
minister of health, I understand very well the importance of good
information, and I look forward to leading CIHI’s critically important
work in informing debate and decision making on health issues.”
Ms. Yeates previously served as deputy minister of social services in
Saskatchewan. In this capacity, she was the co-chair of the National
Children’s Agenda, overseeing development of a multi-jurisdictional,
inter-sectoral strategy to improve the lives of children in Canada.
Also at the federal level, she has served as the Chair of the Advisory
Committee on Health Services.
“We are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Yeates,”
said Graham W. S. Scott, chair of the CIHI board of rirectors. “Her
strong leadership skills and solid track record of turning innovative
ideas into a reality is just the right combination to ensure a bright
future for CIHI.”
Ms. Yeates has served as the government representative for Saskatchewan
on the Health Council of Canada and also serves as a board member for
the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation. Last year, Ms. Yeates
was one of the recipients of the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100
CIHI is an independent, national not-for-profit organization working to
improve the health of Canadians and the healthcare system by providing
quality health information. CIHI is mandated by Canada’s health
ministers to provide accurate and timely information to support sound
health policies, manage the Canadian health system effectively, and
create public awareness of factors good health.