Debunking the myths about Canada’s health system

November 5, 2012

Calgary, Alta., November 5 – Year-long surgery wait times. Months-long waiting lists for nursing homes. Day-long emergency room holdups. These common (mis)perceptions of Canada’s health care system shape the public’s response to — and attitudes toward — developing sustainable health care policies.

Three of Canada’s top experts in the health care field will gather at this year’s Canadian Science Policy Conference to share their understanding of the reality of the Canadian health system and how we can create resilient policy options for this important sector of society.

Building sustainable health care: Policies, perceptions and an aging population
Presentation by: Canada Research Chair in Aging and Caregiving, Janice Keefe (Mount Saint Vincent University); doctor and consultant Michael Rachlis (University of Toronto); and political scientist Antonia Maioni (McGill University).

Tuesday, November 6    
10:30 a.m. – noon
Telus Spark, 220 St. George's Drive NE, Calgary

This presentation will include analysis of the latest health system data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information, released October 30.

Experts are available for interviews, and recordings of the presentation are available for interested media.

For more information or interview requests:

Ryan Saxby Hill
Canada Foundation for Innovation

Alison Hebbs
Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences