CHIMA Information Governance Community

CHIMA Information Governance Community

About the CHIMA Information Governance Community

Join this community if you are interested in advancing the adoption of health information governance best practices and sharing learning resources.

This community is based upon open-source principles to strengthen data and information foundations in Canada.

Participating in community meetings

This community welcomes all individuals who have a vested interest in the advancement of health information governance in Canada. At a minimum, a guest account is required to attend CHIMA community meetings. Upon registration, a CHIMA user ID will be required.

Eric Sutherland

Meet the facilitator

Eric Sutherland

Eric is a “data guy with personality” and data strategist with a passion for enabling trusted insight by implementing leading information management practices and linking enterprise strategy to practical solutions with business, technology, and data partners. He is the head of the Secretariat for a pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy, which envisions the better use of data for health systems, public health, population health, research, and care. Leading this work is the Public Health Agency of Canada in collaboration with all jurisdictions.

Previously, Eric worked as Executive Director, Data Governance Strategy at the Canadian Institute for Health Information, and Director, Information Management Strategy and Policy at the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. He continues to recover from 20 years at a major financial institution, with various roles leading data, business, and technology groups across finance and risk.

Community outcomes


Share templates and definitions to create an information governance tools catalogue


Update career matrix for information governance professionals


Share best practices for data quality


Create educational materials to improve health data literacy

Blog posts

Enjoy CHIMA blog posts that are relevant to the information governance practice area including
community meeting takeaways and profiles of members working in IG roles.

IG education session

Feature image Bringing data to life through information governance

Bringing Data to Life Through Information Governance is an education session presented by Eric Sutherland, Pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy, PHAC, and Rachel Hemeon, Data Governance and Standards Office, CIHI.

If you are a CHIMA member you will receive preferred pricing. If your organization has signed up for a CHIMA Annual Team Learning Subscription, you will be able to access the featured session for free. Please sign in for pricing to adjust.