The RCN contributes to the advancement of teaching, research, and education missions of its partner institutions: McGill University, the McGill University Health Centre, the Jewish General Hospital, and St. Mary’s Hospital Center through its Cancer Care Quality & Innovation Program.
The Program promotes the shared mission, vision and strategic plan for improving cancer care quality of the RCN's three affiliated McGill teaching hospitals with three funding initiatives: Research, Education and the Quality Improvement Initiatives Funds.
As of 2020, the Research and Education Funds are managed by the Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology - McGill University, with the ongoing support of the RCN's Executive Committee. The partnership expands on the academic complement to RCN activities and bolsters collaborative research and care networks by maintaining educational, clinical, and research excellence in cancer care.
Quality Improvement Initiatives Fund (QI2)
The QI2 Fund supports quality improvement projects focusing on the operational aspect of quality improvement when there is an opportunity to directly impact care quality. The projects are focused on achieving optimal care and service organization, at the highest quality and safety levels, in a manner that is seamless from the patients’ perspective.