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Educate, empower and support

In keeping with our mission to educate, empower and support individuals and communities in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, Osteoporosis Canada communicates concerns about various aspects of care across Canada to provincial and federal governments. This is done through advocacy.

November 2021

Joint HCCC (Health Charities Coalition of Canada) call on the 44th Parliament with a letter to commit to the following:

  1. Engage patients in healthcare system recovery and enhancement
  2. Ensure every Canadian has timely access to care
  3. Expand Canadians’ access to medications
  4. Fund vital health research in Canada

HCCC members also urged Parliamentarians to reflect on the critical role that health charities in Canada play, not only in shaping the policy environment affecting our healthcare system, but also in delivering direct patient supports. The latter has never been truer than since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and yet health charities as a sector are struggling due to the economic impacts of the pandemic. According to a Nanos poll done in 2020, four out of five Canadians say health charities play an important or somewhat important role in Canada’s health care system. With financial and regulatory supports from the federal government, members of the Health Charities Coalition of Canada can continue to be strong partners to governments in ensuring that every Canadian can live their healthiest life.

May 2021

Joint HCCC (Health Charities Coalition of Canada) letter to the federal government requesting people living with respective conditions and their caregivers are prioritized for receiving their second dose of vaccines, along with other high-risk populations, ahead of the general population.

February 2021

Joint HCCC (Health Charities Coalition of Canada) letter to the federal government requesting all high-risk and vulnerable populations were prioritized for early access to COVID-19 vaccines under current provincial and territorial immunization strategies ahead of the general population as well as in ensuring that National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) updated the list of underlying conditions based on the latest evidence available.

The federal budget date has been set for April 19, 2021 and Osteoporosis Canada is asking you, members of our community, to reach out to your Member of Parliament/Policy Staff and help amplify the message – include the HCCC proposal for urgent support of the health charitable sector in the upcoming federal budget.

Founded in 2000, the Health Charities Coalition of Canada (HCCC) is a member-based organization comprised of national health charities – including Osteoporosis Canada and patient groups who represent the voice of patients at all levels of the health care continuum.

You can view the HCCC final proposal that has been submitted here.

May 2020

Joint HCCC (Health Charities Coalition of Canada) letter endorsing call for provincial support for health charities in Ontario. This call to action integrated this advocacy with the Ontario Nonprofit Network campaign for a stabilization fund.

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