The Interprofessional Collaborative Practice competency tools include learning modules aimed at assisting Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHPs) to learn about interprofessional collaboration (IPC) in Canada and acquire skills to practice it. Interprofessional collaboration is important for Canadian-educated health professionals as well and it is part of their studies and the entry-to-practice competencies.

Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC) involves “working together with one or more members of the health team who each make a unique contribution to achieving a common goal, enhancing the benefit of patients. It is a process for communication and decision making that enables the separate and shared knowledge and skills of different care providers to synergistically influence the care provided through changed attitudes and behaviors, all the while emphasizing patient-centred goals and values.” (Health Canada 2010)