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Vision & Mission

Our guiding vision is “Suspect Sepsis, Save Lives, Support Recovery.” To carry out this vision, we have brought together a multidisciplinary team of researchers, healthcare professionals, patient partners and trainees to work collaboratively and reduce the burden of sepsis for all Canadians.

Specifically, we will advance research on the following focus areas to:

  • Understand the causes of sepsis;
  • Improve the prevention, detection, identification, and management of sepsis;
  • Improve rehabilitation after sepsis and
  • Educate the next generation of sepsis researchers

Learn more about Sepsis Canada’s focus areas and its 5-year strategic plan on the research page.

Diagram showing Sepsis Canada's Mission, Vision, Core Values and Focus Areas


a person helping another person Capacity Building: Through the acquisition and retention of skills, knowledge, and attitudes, we will support Sepsis Canada members in reaching their potential.


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity: We will promote a network that embraces and respects the uniqueness of individuals, represents the diversity of Canada, and creates equitable access to opportunities for all individuals.


Knowledge Exchange: We will transform existing and new knowledge generated into better policies, practices, procedures, products, and services for sepsis care across Canada.


Patient and Family Partnerships: Patients and families have travelled the sepsis journey firsthand. They know best where research and care priorities exist. We will engage patients and families as partners in the research we do.


Communication and Collaboration: We will leverage communication platforms to unite network researchers and communities from across Canada. We will forge partnerships and promote collaboration between individuals and teams with unique expertise as we work towards a common mission.


Research Excellence: We will design, conduct, and implement high quality, transparent, rigorous, and impactful sepsis research.