March 4, 2021 — HealthCareCAN supports today’s call from Canada’s Premiers that the federal government play a bigger role in healthcare by providing more resources and sustainable funding for healthcare and health infrastructure.
COVID-19 has starkly exposed some of the pre-existing challenges facing our health care system, challenges that our country’s frontline health workers face everyday as they strive to provide timely, high-quality care to Canadians. These dedicated individuals deserve to be supported with increased funding from the federal government.
A strengthened Canadian health system supported by long-term federal investments in health and health research is not just necessary but overdue. Canadians agree, as witnessed by a recent Abacus poll conducted for HealthCareCAN that found 74% felt the federal government should play a leadership role in healthcare even if that is a provincial responsibility.
The time for politics is long over. Beginning with the soon-to-be released federal budget, Canada’s national government must seize the chance to put the health of Canadians first.
Paul-Émile Cloutier, President & CEO
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Oct. 22, 2021 (Ottawa) – HealthCareCAN, the national voice of healthcare and health research institutions in Canada, stands united with Canada’s scientific community as it undertakes the difficult task of protecting Canadians against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. This is why we are deeply disturbed to learn of violent threats and intimidation tactics directed toward these
On October 10th, HealthCareCAN and its members will join millions of people in marking World Mental Health Day, for which this year’s theme is Mental Health in an Unequal world. COVID-19 has taken a devastating toll on the mental health of Canadians, and in particular on our healthcare workers. The rise in attacks, bullying and harassment,
HealthCareCAN signs joint statement from the Canadian Medical Forum on bullying, attacks, and violence against health workers
September 29, 2021 (Ottawa) – To mark Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day tomorrow, HealthCareCAN reaffirms our commitment to advancing reconciliation and helping build a health system that better meets the needs of Indigenous people. As the national voice for hospitals and healthcare organizations across Canada, we know that
September 28, 2021, Ottawa – The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a harsh light on the challenging circumstances health researchers face every day in their pursuit of new discoveries and better health outcomes. Specifically, it has revealed the fragility of this undeniably critical sector, which has had to increasingly rely in recent years on charitable donations