Health

  1. Seniors are an important part of our social fabric and contribute to the rich diversity of Canada. The Government of Canada is committed to seeking advice on seniors' issues to inform its work so that Canadians can age with dignity and in the best possible health, while enjoying social and economic security.
  2. Dr. Samir Sinha is a passionate and respected advocate for the needs of older adults. Dr. Sinha currently serves as the Director of Geriatrics of Sinai Health System and the University Health Network in Toronto, the Peter and Shelagh Godsoe Chair in Geriatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital, and the Director of Health Policy Research at the National Institute on Ageing at Ryerson University. He is also an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Family and Community Medicine, and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
  3. Ken Hardie, Member of Parliament, on behalf of Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, along with the Honourable Sheila Malcolmson, British Columbia’s Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, will announce federal funding for eleven projects that help address and prevent substance use-related harms in British Columbia.
  4. Officials from Health Canada will hold a technical briefing to discuss the special review decisions for clothianidin and thiamethoxam.
  5. The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, will announce funding under the Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP) to provide opioid overdose response training and improve access and distribution of naloxone.
  6. Researchers target priority areas to address COVID-19 and improve health outcomes
  7. Parliamentary Secretary, Darren Fisher, on behalf of Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, will announce federal funding towards the expansion of the MySafe Society safer supply project in Canada.
  8. The Honourable Hedy Fry, Member of Parliament, on behalf of Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, along with the Honourable Sheila Malcolmson, British Columbia’s Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, will announce federal funding for four safer drug supply projects to help people at risk of overdose in British Columbia.
  9. The Government remains committed to a national, universal pharmacare program and will accelerate steps to achieve this system including through a rare-disease strategy to help Canadian families save money on high-cost drugs.