English/French (some German, Spanish, Latin)


(20 years Regular and 7 Reserve - Canadian Forces Medical Services, 20+ years civilian)

* Chief Executive Officer/Operating Officer of not-for-profit governmental and private health services and health and safety, educational and research facilities and organizations at regional and national levels,

* Consultant in a wide range of health services, occupational health and safety and management areas, including emergency services, home care and telehealth and e-health applications, and

* Canadian Forces health services educator, evaluator, manager and leader at unit, regional, national and international levels.


* learn quickly into a particular field or issue,

* set and achieve short and long term goals with innovation, efficiency and cost-effectiveness,

* accomplished written and verbal communicator, educator, promoter and marketer,

* infectiously enthusiastic and proven leader in variety of organizational settings,

* seek, recognize and establish partnerships and networks,

* effective with all organizational levels: private and public, management and labour, professional and technical,

* accomplished manager of change and of conflict, and

* proven fund raiser and generator of revenue.


1975 to Present: Numerous health services and organizational management conferences, courses, workshops and seminars attended, presented and organized, including participation as a participant / presenter , 9th Course on the International Law of Armed Conflicts, conducted by the International Committee of Military Medicine and the Swiss Armed Forces, Spiez, Switzerland, August 17-24, 2007.

Sep 73 - May 75 Master of Health Services Administration (M.H.S.A.), University of Alberta.

Nov 71 - Jul 72 Diploma, United States Army Medical Department Officer Advanced Course, Brooke Army Medical Centre, Texas, including 3 credit hours in Hospital Community Relations (Baylor University) and three non-credit hours in Hospital Facility Planning.

1969 - 1988 Certificates from the Canadian Forces - Medical Associate Officer Field (1969), Medical Associate Officer Administration (1969), Unit Emplaning Officer (1972), Basic Parachutist (1973), Medical Advanced Field Officers' Course (1985), various NATO courses in Europe 1985 - 1988.

Sep 65 - May 69 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), (English, History, Philosophy, Economics, French, Political Science), Saint Patrick's College of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University.


- Currently -

PRESIDENT , ChilCana Consulting CANADA , Stoney Creek , since March 1997.

Part-time information, networking, knowledge transfer and facilitation enterprise. For 8 years has been retained by and represents in North America the largest workplace related insurance and health services provider in Chile.

- April 1997 to September 1998 -

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, Victorian Order of Nurses Branch and Foundation (VON H-W), Hamilton.

- March 1994 to December 1996 -

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Ontario Natural Resources Safety Association, (ONRSA), North Bay.

- September 1990 to April 1993 -

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, Windsor Regional Cancer Centre, (OCTRF), Windsor.

- August 1989 to September 1990 -


- August 1988 to August 1989 -

STAFF OFFICER PERSONNEL SERVICES (and special planning cell writer), Canadian Forces Hospital and Medical Supply System Headquarters, Ottawa.

- November 1987 to August 1988 -

STAFF OFFICER MEDICAL PLANS, Headquarters, Canadian Forces Europe, Lahr, West Germany.

- August 1985 to November 1987 -

STAFF OFFICER MEDICAL OPERATIONS AND PLANS, Canadian Forces Hospital Europe, Lahr, West Germany.

- June 1984 to July 1985 -

STAFF OFFICER MEDICAL ADMINISTRATION, Maritime Command Headquarters, Halifax.

- June 1983 to June 1984 -

STAFF OFFICER MEDICAL OPERATIONS, Central Militia Area Headquarters, Toronto.

- July 1980 to June 1983 -

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada, Toronto.

- May 1979 to June 1980 -

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Five Counties Children's Centre, Peterborough.

- August 1977 to May 1979 -


- May 1975 to July 1977 -

REGISTRAR, National Defence Medical Centre, Ottawa.

- April 1974 to August 1974 -

CONSULTANT: Special Health Projects, to the Chief Deputy Minister of Health, Alberta Department of Social Services and Community Health, Edmonton.

- September 1965 to April 1975 -

Except for periods of formal education, during this time I trained and commanded operational medical field elements of the Canadian Forces in Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick.


Consultant / Presenter, "Regional and Institutional Emergency Preparedness Workshops and Meetings", for Asociacion Chilena de Seguridad and Chilean Ministry of Health, Coyhaique and Aysen, Region XI, Chile, September 6-7, 2007.

Chair and Lecturer, "Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Course", Federated Press/Sheraton Centre, Toronto , March 8-9, 2005.

Support Centre Medical & Operations Controller (volunteer), World Youth Days & Papal Visits, Toronto, July/August 2003. (previously organized medical support for Papal visit, Halifax, 1984)

Connors, J.J.G. "Principles and Planning for High Altitude, Cold Weather Survival". Workshop presented to 50+ mining executives and emergency services specialists, organized by the Asociacion Chilena de Seguridad (Chilean Safety Association), Copiapo, Chile, August 28, 2001. (3 hours, no paper)

Connors, J.J.G. "Telehealth Issues with a Canadian Overview", TELEHEALTH MEETING OF THE FOUNDATION FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AND THE UNIVERSITY OF DESARROLLO, Santiago, Chile, August 27, 2001. (PowerPoint 32 slides + 71 Medical Post slides)

Connors, J.J.G. "Health Facilities: Principles and Issues in Planning and Practising for Disasters". Presented to between 50 and 100 health services executives and emergency services specialists, organized by the Asociacion Chilena de Seguridad (Chilean Safety Association), Concepcion, Temuco, Copiapo, and Antofagasta, Chile, August 24,25,28,29, 2001. (PP 82 slides)

Connors, J.J.G. "Overview of the Canadian Forestry Sector: Productivity, Health and Safety". Presented to the FIFTH INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON WORK IN THE FOREST SECTOR, Concepcion, Chile, August 23, 2001. (PP 20 slides)

Connors, J.J.G. "Disaster Planning: Chemical (and Biological) Accidents", "Disaster Planning: Radiation Accidents", and "Disaster Planning: Training, Testing and Improving". Presented to over 150 senior health facilities executives and emergency services specialists, organized by the Asociacion Chilena de Seguridad (Chilean Safety Association), Santiago, Chile, August 22, 2001. (PP 29,22,20 slides)

Connors, J.J.G. "A high-tech checklist", Canadian HealthCare Manager, Vol 7, No 4, June 2000, page 34.

Connors, J.J.G. "Telehealth - An International Phenomena: A Focus on Northern and Southern Hemisphere Issues in the Americas". Presented to: FIRST GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON THE EVALUATION AND DIFFUSION OF TELEHEALTH, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, October 21, 1999: 26+ slides. (ACCEPTED- Presentation Withdrawn Due to Scheduling Conflict)

Connors, J.J.G. "Leadership - Proclaiming the Word and Showing the Way - Health and Safety Through Communication, Trust and Corporate Culture - A Religious Experience". Presented to: FOURTH INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON WORK IN THE FOREST SECTOR, Concepcion, Chile, September 24, 1999. (PENDING)

Connors, J.J.G. "Telehealth - An International Phenomena: A Focus on Northern and Southern Hemisphere Issues in the Americas". Presented to: INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON TELEHEALTH AND MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, August 16, 1999: 26+slides.

Connors, J.J.G. "A Technology Whose Time Has Come - A tentative approach to telehealth isn't doing the healthcare system any favours". Canadian Healthcare Manager, Vol 6, No 4,June/July 1999: page 37.

Connors, J.J.G. "Telehealth - An International Phenomena: A Focus on Northern and Southern Hemisphere Issues in the Americas". Presented to: INTERMED 99, Toronto, Canada, June 21, 1999: 26 slides.

Connors, J.J.G. "Community Health Perspective: Ethical Behaviour at What Cost?" Presented as a Concurrent Session and Panel, Conference on Ethics in the Boardroom and Administrative Offices: Impacts of Health Care Reform, Canadian College of Health Services Executives/Catholic Health Association of Canada, Toronto, Canada, December 01, 1997.

Connors, J.J.G. "Occupational Health and Safety: Future Directions from a North American Perspective - The Right Ways For The Right Reasons". (Presented to: First Ibero-American Meeting on Occupational Safety, Santiago, Chile, June 4 & 5, 1997)

Connors, J.J.G. "Certification of Forestry Workers in Ontario: Our Experience, Our Challenge for the Future". (Presented to: Management and Training Symposium of the FAO/ECE/ILO Joint Committee on Forest Technology, Seminar - Safety and Health in Forestry are Feasible, Konolfingen, Switzerland, October 7, 1996): 10 pages

Connors, J.J.G. "Wellness in the Workplace: A Holistic Approach". Health and Safety RESOURCE, (July/Aug 1995): 1 - 3 (Presented to: Health and Safety 95, Toronto, Canada, April 26, 1995; Wellness Conference 95, Toronto, Canada, September 18, 1995; National Conference of the Industrial, Wood and Allied Workers of Canada, Prince George, Canada, October 4, 1995; FORUM NORTH 95, Thunder Bay, Canada, November 8, 1995.)

Connors, J.J.G. "Costs and Benefits of Health and Safety: An Ontario Perspective (Forestry)". Second International Meeting on Work in the Forest, Concepcion, Chile (August 23, 1995): 14 pages

Connors, J.J.G. "Certification Training For Forest Workers in the Province of Ontario". Second International Meeting on Work in the Forest, Concepcion, Chile (August 24, 1995): 16 pages

Connors, J.J.G. "Administrative Network in the Provision of Technical Aids (Demand to Delivery and Back Again)". Second International Conference on Rehabilitation Engineering - Special Sessions: Proceedings and Presentation, Ottawa, Canada (June 22, 1984): 277 - 278.

Ho, L. and Connors, J.J.G. "Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis". The Canadian Nurse, 79, 3 (March 1983): 35.

Featured in article by Larry Collins, "Three Million Served Last Year - Third Sector Managers, the Big Business of Voluntarism". The Financial Post Magazine, (May 1982): 48 - 56.

Connors, J.J.G. "Un spectateur impuissant". L'Administrateur Hospitalier, 2, 2 (Spring 1979): 25, 26.

Connors, J.J.G. "A Helpless Bystander". Dimensions in Health Service, 57, 5 (May 1980): 31. (English edition of previous article)

Connors, J.J.G. "First Aid - Partner with Safety". Canadian Forces Safety Digest. 1979/90.

Connors, J.J.G. "Flying Ambulance Service. Is it Presently Adequate?". Canadian Wings, 17 (February 1975): 9, 19.

Connors, J.J.G. "Alberta's Emergency Air Ambulance Service". Edmonton: Alberta Health and Social Development, (August 1974) 60 pages.

Connors, J.J.G. "Alberta's Emergency Air Ambulance Service". (Major Paper - Thesis equivalent) Division of Health Services Administration, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Alberta, Edmonton: May 1975, 201 pages. (Over 60 copies were distributed in Canada, The United States and England.)


Member Parish Council & Treasurer (2008-2011) & Usher, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Stoney Creek, Canada (1999 - present)

Child Sponsor / Volunteer, Child Care International / now CHALICE, involved in range of charitable projects in Arica and Santiago, Chile (2000 - present)

Medical Planner / Organizer / Command Post Director, Papal Visit / World Youth Days (Exhibition Stadium and Downsview Airfield Masses), Toronto, Canada (Jul 2002)

Member, Canadian Society for International Health (2000 - 2001)

Member, Inter-American Safety Council Board (March 1998 - 2000) First Canadian named to Board (IASC merged into USA OSHA)

Founding Member, Telehealth Association of Ontario Board (July 1998 - 2000)

Provincial Appointee, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit Board, Windsor, Ontario (1991 to 1995) (Chair: Dec 1993 - Aug 1995, Chair: Sep - Dec 1995, Immediate Past Chair & Chair: Jan - May 1995)

Member, Community Development Committee, Essex County District Health Council (Health System Re-configuration Task Force), (1993 - 1994)

Member, National Fund Raising Committee, Canadian Hemophilia Society (1992 - 1997)

Chair, Oncology Task Force, Health Services Rationalization Project, Essex County District Health Council (1992)

Member, Finance Committee, Immaculate Concepcion Parish, Windsor, Ontario (1992 - 1994)

Member, Ontario Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation corporate committees: Provincial Task Force on Supportive Care (Apr 91 - Feb 92), Task Force on Major Capital Acquisition (Sep 91-Sep 92), Foundation Management Review Project Steering Committee and Health Information Systems Working Group (Sep 92 - Mar 93)

Deputy Commanding Officer, 21 (Windsor) Service Battalion, Windsor, Ontario (1990 - 1991)

Vice-President, Senior III Coach and Player, Kanata City Soccer Association, Kanata, Ontario (1988 - 1990)

Director, Canadian Rehabilitation Council for the Disabled (Nova Scotia Chapter), Halifax, Nova Scotia (1985)

Member, Social Action Committee, St. Pius X Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1985)

President, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society (Nova Scotia Chapter), Halifax, Nova Scotia (1985)

Medical Planner / Organizer / Director, Papal Visit / Citadel Commons Mass, Halifax, Canada (Sep 1984)

Member, Ontario Ministry of Health Advisory Committee on Assistive Devices (Implemented AD Program in Ontario) (1982 - 1983)

Chairman, Ontario Ministry of Health Sub-Committee on Mobility Aids (First component of ADP implemented) (1982 - 1983)

Major (Reserve), Staff Officer - Medical Operations, Central Militia Area Headquarters, Toronto, Ontario (1979 - 1984)

Fellow, Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (F.R.S.H.) (1975 to present) (Inactive/Retired)

Member (Class C), International Hospital Federation (1975 - 1991)

Member (Active/Associate), Canadian College of Health Service Executives (1973 - 2000) (inactive/retired)

Member (Personal), (American) Catholic Hospital Association (1973 - 2000) (inactive/retired)

Member, Defence Medical Association of Canada (1973 - 1991)

Member (Voting), Canadian Society of Association Executives (Canada) (1980 - 1983, 1994 - 1997)

Alumnus, Carleton University, Canada (1969 - present), Baylor University, USA (1971 - inactive),University of Alberta, Canada (1975 - present)

Past Secretary, Canadian Executive, Interallied Confederation of Medical Reserve Officers (CIOMR) (1979 - 1980)


Special Service Medal with clasp, 1994 (NATO, Europe)

Serving Brother, The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (S.B.St.J.), March 1991

Canadian Forces Decoration (C.D.), 1977: First Clasp, 1987

Award for outstanding Bravery and Courage, 1977 (City of Ottawa, first ever awarded)

Medal of Bravery (Canada) (M.B.) and Chief of Defence Staff Commendation C.D.S.C.), 1976 (rescue of 3 children and 1 adult from burning building, Ottawa)

Royal Canadian Humane Association Medal of Bravery, 1976

Cited for Bravery, 1971 (rescue of a child from Petawawa River rapids)

Cited for Bravery, 1970 (rescue of man from burning vehicle, Decarie Boulevard, Montreal)

Medal in Classical Literature - St. Patrick's College, 1966 - 1967

Numerous school and military athletic awards including Athletic Letter from Carleton University and Honours Award for Intramural Sports Participation (Medical Faculty Teams) from the University of Alberta.

Honours student throughout primary and secondary grades with top public speaking award in high school.


John J.G. Connors
ChilCana Consulting
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