Since the fall of 2014, the CFAS Board of Directors has been engaged in discussions around strategic planning. Enlisting the support of a consulting firm with expertise in facilitation and strategic planning, the CFAS undertook an examination of its environment and identified future opportunities. These activities included an in-depth membership survey, a survey to non/former Society members, an environmental scan, and interviews with a number of Society leaders and stakeholders.
The outcomes of these activities :
Validated the widespread recognition that the Society has an opportunity to extend its leadership on issues related to assisted reproduction – for members, stakeholders, and the general public;
Highlighted the value of the Society’s educational offerings and identified education as an opportunity for growth;
Emphasized the important role the Society has to play in developing guidelines and formalizing positions on issues that will ultimately guide the safe and effective practice of assisted reproduction in Canada.
In April 2015, the CFAS Board of Directors gathered in Ottawa to consider the information and feedback it had collected from members and stakeholders, the end result of which is a clear articulation of strategic priorities that will guide the CFAS over the next 5 years.