Canadian Club of Halton Peel Presents “The Path to Health Care Reform: Challenges & Opportunities”

Information posted January 4, 2013

The Canadian Club of Halton Peel is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, non-denominational and completely volunteer-driven organization that has been presenting notable guest dinner speakers covering a wide range of topics since 1986. Seven dinners are organized September through April. Open to members and non-members. The general public are welcome.

This information quotes in part from their website, please CLICK HERE for more information

The next meeting will be held on January 24, 2013 with guest speaker

André Picard, Public Health Reporter, The Globe and Mail

“The Path to Healthcare Reform: Challenges & Opportunities”

André Picard is one of Canada’s top health and public policy journalists, providing informed commentary on the Canadian policy-making process.

The quality and significance of his work has been acknowledged with numerous awards and prizes including in 2002 the Centennial Prize of the Pan-American Health Organization as the top public health reporter in the Americas, Canada’s first Public Health Hero in 2005 by the Canadian Public Health Association, a 2007 National Newspaper Award for his contribution to a series on cancer care in Canada, a 2010 National Newspaper Award as Canada’s top newspaper columnist, and in 2011 both the Hy Solomon Award for Excellence in Public Policy Journalism and the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance Distinguished Service to Cancer Research Award. He recently concluded his one-year term as the 2011/2012 CIBC Scholar-in-Residence Research Chair with the Conference Board of Canada.

Following this year’s Summit on Sustainable Health and Health Care in late October at which André was one of the speakers, the Conference Board of Canada stated:

“Health care in Canada is running a deficit in more ways than just the fiscal side. The deficit in performance comes from a 1960s model of system management, ill-defined goals, and an ideological, values-driven debate dominated by vested interests, rather than a dialogue – that includes patients – about the best ways to provide health services.”

The post-summit report, The Inconvenient Truths About Canadian Health Care, at just 8 pages, is a recommended read and a good lead-in to André’s remarks on January 24. Please CLICK HERE to view the report.

Future presentations:

• Thursday, February 21 – Robert Rotenberg, Criminal Defense Lawyer and author of three acclaimed Detective Ari Greene novels set in modern day Toronto (Old City Hall, Guilty Plea and Stray Bullets – Guilty Plea was short listed in the 2012 Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing)

• Thursday, March 21 – Mark Lukowski, Chief Executive Officer, Christian Children’s Fund of Canada – “The 10 Lessons I Learned from People Living in Poverty”

• Thursday, April 18 – Ray Kong, Senior Vice President, Ipsos Reid – “What Canadians Think!”

Meetings are held at: Oakville Conference Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Rd., Oakville, (QEW & Bronte Road).

Registration and cash bar 6:00 pm. Dinner 7:00 pm. The 3-course dinners are very reasonably priced at $35 members, $45 non-members and $20 students (subsidized) including taxes and gratuity. 12 month rolling memberships are available at $30 single, $55 family and $75 corporate.

For reservations please Email:  [email protected] (Barry Wylie, President) or call (905) 827-6302