EVENT: Annual Health Action Assembly and Conference
Posted: September 21, 2017
Reforming Health Care in the Public Interest
Saturday, November 18, 2017 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Assembly
Sunday, November 19, 2017 – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Conference
Sheraton Centre Hotel Toronto 123 Queen Street W.
At the Assembly we will discuss and debate our action plan for the next year. At the conference we will set our platform for reform leading into the provincial election. Topics include the following:
-Set the strategy to highlight key health care issues leading into the provincial election and win commitments on these key issues
-Protect public health care from cuts and privatization
-Restore and revitalize our local public hospitals
-Win key protections for residents and staff in long-term care
-Build a public home care system
-Protect non-profit community care and improve primary care
-Uphold the Canada Health Act, stop privatization and expand Medicare to cover needed medications
“It is urgent that we gather all our allies and strategize about how we are going to position the key health care issues leading into Ontario’s provincial election next spring. Ten years of harsh ‘austerity’ budgets have taken their toll. It is time to rebuild. We must show people that there are alternatives. And we must insist that our politicians listen to the values of Ontarians that place caring for each other as a priority. We must ensure that privatization is stopped, our health care services are restored and revitalized, and public health care for all is protected. Together, we can make sure that these issues are at the top of the public agenda.” Natalie Mehra, Executive Director
Fees: Assembly $0 – $40 sliding scale, Conference $0 – $40 sliding scale. We ask that those organizations and individuals who are able to pay the full fee please do so because it helps to subsidize those who cannot and those who have to travel in from afar.
Hotel Rooms: We have reserved a block of rooms at the Sheraton Centre Hotel for a rate of $209.00 per night (single or double). Please call Sheraton Reservations at 1-888-627-7175 and ask for the special rate for the Ontario Health Coalition. Deadline: October 17, 2017.