BC Health Coalition 2017 Conference

October 20, 2017

We’re only two weeks away from the BC Health Coalition 2017 Conference, an exciting two full days of speakers, and workshops. Discussions and topics include seniors care, primary health care, Indigenous health, health organizing, poverty reduction, pharmacare and others. This is a unique opportunity to learn together, strategize and take action to strengthen our public health care system in B.C. Click here to register.

Dates: Friday, October 27th to Saturday, October 28th, 2017
Times: 11 am to 4:30 pm on Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm on Saturday
Location: Jewish Community Centre,  950 41st Ave W, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7
Cost: $0-$75 sliding scale. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

The Conference Is An Opportunity To…
• Hear from Jenny Morgan, BC Women’s and Children’s Hospitals, and Elder Roberta Price, First Nations educator, speak about empowering Indigenous women and families in health services and healing.

• Learn firsthand from Foundry about an innovative approach that provides an exciting model of care and support that can be learned from and applied to serve other age groups and communities in B.C. Foundry centres provide a one-stop-shop for young people to access mental health care, substance use services, primary care, social services and youth and family peer supports – with a number of new locations recently announced by the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions. 

• Get an insider update from the BC Health Coalition intervenors on the Brian Day legal challenge to public health care on trial now in BC Supreme Court.

• Join an exciting panel discussion on improving urban and rural access to primary health care in B.C. moderated by Marcy Cohen with panellists Colleen Fuller, Dr. Margaret McGregor, and Ed Staples.

• Participate in workshops to learn more the specific issues you care about, and strategize together about how to public health care stronger in B.C. and Canada.

Who Should Attend?

• People from across B.C. who want a voice in building better health care in their communities and province

• Advocates, researchers, and policymakers

• Service providers, caregivers, and organizations who work directly with people accessing health care and social services

to learn more, please visit BC Health Coalition Conference

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