HealthCareCAN is working on putting together yet another successful “H on the Hill” event for our members, date TBD, so check back soon for updates!
HealthCareCAN‘s 2017 “H on the Hill”
HealthCareCAN hosted its third members-only “H on the Hill” event on October 24, 2017, where we facilitated meetings between our members and their MPs on Parliament Hill to discuss issues and challenges facing our member organizations. This lobby day was dedicated to advancing issues that are significant to both research and community based/acute care hospitals.
HealthCareCAN has conducted two previous lobby days (Feb. 24th and Dec. 1st, 2016) with much success. Altogether, more than 40 meetings were held with prominent and local MPs (including Ministers) and we can attribute some of the recent federal government commitments to our lobby efforts, for instance: the permissive language that we asked for in terms of eligibility for some infrastructure opportunities for our hospitals in the 2016 federal budget and the allocation of $30 million per year and ongoing to CIHR for 2016-17 (although much more is needed, this increase represented the most important increase in CIHR’s budget since 2010.)