There are two committees operating within the CCHCSP Organizational structure, all reporting to the Executive Committee via the Director: the Selection Committee and the Curriculum Committee.
Selecting potential clinician scientists for the future of child health research in Canada is an extremely important task in which members of the Selection Committee play a crucial role. The purpose of the Selection Committee is to enhance and execute the recruitment, retention, and support of outstanding individuals who will advance Canadian child health across our entry disciplines. The Committee will carry out the CCHCSP applicant selection and adjudication process as described in the adjudication section. They will also participate in the evaluation of current trainees during the National symposium annually, meeting with both trainee and mentors separately. New Selection Committee members are nominated by committee members, and approved by the CCHCSP Executive to serve a 5-year term. The committee has representation from all four pillars of health research and includes at least one representative from medicine/surgery, psychology, nursing, rehabilitative sciences, and other disciplines to represent the cross section of CCHCSP trainees. Geographic representation is encouraged, with also a minimum two former trainees of the program.
The Curriculum Committee oversees the operation and advancement of the CCHCSP Core Curriculum. The committee members work directly with the CCHCSP Director and Program Manager to ensure effective up-to-date content and tools within the existing infrastructure and potential for novel tools and advancement. Committee members are nominated from the CCHCSP community and approved by the CCHCSP Executive to serve a 5-year term. The committee also guides the development of the content for the CCHCSP annual symposia and address any centre based concerns.
Executive Committee has the ultimate authority over the program and provides the strategic direction and operational aspects of CCHCSP. The committee is responsible to ensure that the program maintains its focus on meeting the needs for child health clinician scientist training in Canada, and keeps pace with the changing research landscape. The committee has final authority over the trainee selection process, financial stewardship, policies, guidelines, and appointment of the Director and program staff. The Program Operations Committee (Director and Program Manager) will implement the program and report to the Executive. New Executive Committee members are nominated by existing committee members, and approved to serve a 2-year term. This 6-person committee has representation from each of the 3 regions (Region 1: Atlantic Provinces & Quebec; Region 2: Ontario; Region 3: Prairies and British Columbia. In addition, trainee a representative and two disciplinary representatives are included.