POSTPONED - “Converging Crises” webinar series to focus on long-term care & health system reform


Several of our presenters serve in frontline or leadership roles in health care systems, and the current wave of the COVID pandemic is causing many of them to be redeployed. We all know how important those roles are in a time like this.

Those who have registered for one or more of the sessions will remain registered, and we will provide updates as the details for the rescheduled dates are confirmed.

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is excited to host an upcoming webinar series focused on long-term care and health system reform in Canada. “Converging Crises: Addressing the crises in long-term care, health system inequities, and federal-provincial relations” is a series of three online events taking place April 23, April 30 and May 7. Links to register for each webinar are included below.  

At the CCPA we have a long-standing commitment to research that addresses the growing inequities in Canadian society, the debate around for-profit versus public delivery of health services, and the challenges in long-term care and the broader seniors care system. Like many others, since the onset of the pandemic our attention has been increasingly focused on the humanitarian crisis in long-term care, the unequal impacts on the racialized and gendered workforce, and the call for national standards in long-term care.

The federal government struggled to take meaningful and timely leadership due primarily to deepening fault lines between the federal and provincial governments. But now more than ever is the time for different levels of government to work together to ensure that evidence guides policy and practice around COVID-19 and long-term care, and to address the urgent and long-standing health system failures and racism experienced by Indigenous, Black and racialized communities.

The series will feature three sessions, and you must  register for each webinar individually at the registration links below:

SESSION 1 - Learning from Past Health Care Reform Efforts: Missed Opportunities and Lessons for the Future
April 23, 1:30 – 3:00pm Eastern (10:30am  noon Pacific)
Speakers: Greg Marchildon, Camille Orridge, Danielle Martin, Barbara Cameron

SESSION 2 - Strategies for Moving Forward: A Learning Health System Approach for Empowering the Healthcare Workforce, Patients and Communities
April 30, 11:30am – 1:00pm Eastern (8:30  11am Pacific)
Speakers: Rob Reid, Cheryl Prescod, Kim McGrail, Dr. Deanne Taylor

SESSION 3 - A Human Rights Based Approach to Equity in Health and Seniors Care
May 7, 3:00 – 4:30pm Eastern (noon – 1:30pm Pacific)
Speakers: Dr. Naheed Dosani, Martha Jackman, and more to be announced!