Canada Health Accord: Pan-Canadian Town Hall Meeting

May 21, 2014

Canada Health Accord: Pan-Canadian Town Hall Meeting

Emerging Health Leaders Ottawa is hosting a Pan-Canadian Town Hall Meeting with several prominent health leaders to engage in a discussion with the public on the importance of leadership engagement and new directions with the Canada Health Accord.

On March 31, 2014, the 10-year Canada Health Accord expired, leading to cuts of 36 billion to health transfers over 10 years beginning 2017. Come learn about what these cuts mean for our health care services. We must work together, across jurisdictions and disciplines, to get the federal government to negotiate a new 10-year Health Accord for Canada. The importance of leadership engagement is crucial for providing equal access to quality health care for all Canadians.


Dr. Jack Kitts, CEO and President, The Ottawa Hospital
Dr. Chris Simpson, President-Elect, Canadian Medical Association
Dr. Michael Rachlis, Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto
Dr. Ray Deonandan, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

Moderator: Dr. Alykhan Abdulla (President of Academy of Medicine Ottawa)

DATE: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
TIME: 5:15 pm – 8 pm
LOCATION: The Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus: Amphitheatre
This free event is open to all! Light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to
The public is also invited to watch the live webcast of the event commencing 5:30 pm EST.

To view webcast live:

To participate in the Question and Answer session (7:30 pm – 8:00 pm EST), please dial:
1-613-688-2795 (Ottawa)
1-877-281-6635 (Outside Ottawa)
Participant Access Code: 831367#

If you attend in person, you will have an opportunity to win a prize in a lucky draw, including:
-A gift certificate for an overnight stay at The Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa
-A gift certificate for Restaurant 18 in the Byward Market, Ottawa