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BC Health Coalition AGM

October 28, 2017 - 02:00 am

BC Friends of Medicare Society NOTICE FOR 2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGOctober 28, 2017 @ 2:00pm Please join us for the 2017 Annual General Meeting of BC Friends of Medicare (BC Health Coalition). The meeting will be held at the Jewish Community Centre (950 41st Ave West), Vancouver BC. At the meeting we will:1. Share the Annual Report and the 2016-2017 Financial Statements2. Elect Steering Committee members and Co-Chairs.3. Complete other business that may be brought before the meeting.…Read More

BC Health Coalition 2017 Conference

October 27, 2017 - 11:00 am

  The BC Health Coalition 2017 Conference is this year's regional gathering which will bring together many organizations and individuals throughout the province working toward strong public health care in B.C. The 2017 Conference will take place in Vancouver, BC (Coast Salish Territories) and on October 27th and 28th, 2017.…Read More

Provincial Election Kick-Off

August 6, 2016 - 11:00 am

BC Provincial Election is less than a year away and the BC Health Coalition is gearing up to build a non-partisan campaign that will push all parties to include real public health care solutions in their platforms. It's time we let our voices be heard and ask our parties for the necessary support to resolve our health care issues. Join us for a fun morning - we'll introduce our current and future campaigns and will also share information about how you can participate in your community to make sure health care improves for everyone in British Columbia.…Read More


February 18, 2016 - 07:30 am

Speaker: Dr. Courtney Howard Dr. Howard is an Emergency Physician in Yellowknife. She devotes much of her time to dealing with issues, particularly medical issues, related to climate change. She is a member of the Board of CAPE (Canadian Association of physicians for the Environment) She recently attended the Paris Climate Summit – COP21…Read More

Promising Practices in Residential Care

February 22, 2016 - 09:30 am

Promising Practices in Residential Care How can residential care be provided in ways that respect the needs of seniors, families, workers and managers? Join us at this free public forum to hear about ideas and concrete examples of promising practices found in Canada and other countries. Monday February 22, 2016Vancouver Public LibraryCentral Branch – Alice MacKay Room350 W. Georgia St, Vancouver…Read More

CHC Lobby Week

May 19, 2015 - 12:00 pm

The Canadian Health Coalition coordinated a health care lobby week on May 19th-22nd when MPs were in their constituencies. What a week in BC! Here are the meeting totals so far: 16 MP meetings5 candidate meetings21 meetings in totalSeveral more meetings with MPs and candidates are in the process of being booked. The Canadian Health Coalition is reporting a total of 40 meetings across the country. …Read More

Town Hall on National Seniors Strategy

May 8, 2015 - 10:00 am

On Friday, May 8 in South Surrey Hon. Dr. Hedy Fry, MP for Vancouver Centre and Federal Liberal Health Critic will host a Town Hall meeting on a National Seniors Strategy. At present, there is no comprehensive national strategy for seniors care. This meeting will be an opportunity to share your priorities for such a strategy. As one of the organizations presenting at the town hall meeting, the BC Health Coalition will be sharing important seniors care research, and their priorities for a national seniors' strategy.…Read More

Danielle Martin: The Ivory Tower on Main Street (BCHC Co-sponsored Event)

November 28, 2014 - 12:30 pm

The relationship between researchers and advocates in Canada is changing, and Medicare stands to benefit from that change. We have long known that evidence is not the only input to policy, but to make informed changes in Canadian health care financing and delivery we need to use evidence along with values and other critical inputs. In this session Dr. Danielle Martin will provide an analysis of the intersection between research and advocacy and apply some lessons to the current public debate about national Pharmacare.  …Read More