Conference Board of Canada: Summit on Sustainable Health and Health Care

October 2012
City: 
Toronto
Province/State: 
Ontario

Sustainability—The Holy Grail for Canada’s health care?

“This is a time of real transformation. If we don’t change how we deliver universal health care it won’t be there for [our grandchildren] as they grow up.” - Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long Term Care, Province of Ontario

What’s true in Ontario is true across Canada. Spiraling costs, an aging population, and deficit and debt reduction at all levels of government challenge the very survival of effective universal care. Now’s the time to address the sustainability issues, and begin the transformation that will guarantee effective care for future generations.

These changes will affect every Canadian and every employer, as organizations increasingly foot the bill for health through employee benefit plans and wellness initiatives.