HealthCareCAN is pleased to report we have successfully persuaded the federal government to increase the maximum eligibility period for the Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund (CRCEF) wage subsidy from 12 to 24 weeks. This will provide up to $84 million in extended support for research personnel affected by the COVID-19 pandemic at health research institutions and universities. This increase will be delivered in Stage 4 of the program.
This achievement has come after months of relentless advocacy work and virtual consultations between HealthCareCAN representatives and federal leaders. The federal announcement can be found here.
For more information regarding HealthCareCAN’s advocacy efforts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our Mobilizing to respond to COVID-19 webpage.
Sept. 13, 2021 (Ottawa) –HealthCareCAN, the national voice of healthcare and health research institutions in Canada, is shocked and appalled that protests are planned outside health institutions today. Such acts are insensitive and unproductive. We urge those planning to participate to do so in the most peaceful, respectful manner and not target healthcare workers and
March 25, 2021 (Ottawa) – HealthCareCAN is heartened that the federal government has heeded its call for urgent investment in the healthcare system by committing $7.2 Billion in one-time funding to shore up healthcare across the country. HealthCareCAN continues to press the government for funding to be included in the upcoming federal budget to address
As Canada battles the second wave of COVID-19, the Canadian healthcare system’s capacity to cope is nearing its breaking point. Capacity, both in terms of our physical infrastructure and the number of health workers on the frontline is significantly stretched in many parts of Canada. Hospitals, which routinely run at 100 – 120% capacity are
December 9, 2020 (Ottawa) – A new poll commissioned by HealthCareCAN reveals that while Canadians believe the health system has responded acceptably to the pandemic, the federal government should play a bigger role in healthcare by providing more resources and sustainable funding for healthcare and health infrastructure and ensuring pan-Canadian standards and guidelines are in
Sept. 15, 2020 (Ottawa) – HealthCareCAN, the national voice of Canada’s healthcare and health research organizations, is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government to ensure the Speech from the Throne includes a plan toward strengthening Canada’s health system to steel it against health crises. By including a commitment in the Speech from