Critical conversations CARP had in Dec

Marissa Lennox speaks at CCSN reception

Here are some of the advocacy activities CARP has recently undertaken:


  • Ontario health care transformation: On Dec 4, 2019, Marissa Lennox (Chief Policy Officer, CARP) met with Benjamin Levitt (Manager, Stakeholder Relations for Health Minister Christine Elliott) and Chris Sulway (Special Advisor to Minister Elliott) on the current state of the Ontario government’s transformation of the health care system.
  • Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott: On Dec 11, 2019, Marissa interviewed Minister Elliott about her government’s plans to reform health care, and why Ontarians should have confidence in the new system.


  • Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) reception: On Dec 11, 2019, Marissa presented at ‘WE are emPOWERED to fight cancer’, a reception hosted by CCSN. The presentation highlighted the fact that 9 in 10 cancer patients are 50+, and urged provinces to do better to meet the needs of Canadians living with cancer: including by driving medical innovation investment in technologies and building cancer screening capacity.
Marissa with speakers at CCSN reception
(from left) MPP Joel Harden, Critic, Accessibility and Persons with Disabilities; Marissa Lennox, Chief Policy Officer (CARP); Jackie Manthorne, President and CEO, Canadian Cancer Survivor Network; Dr. Paul Wheatley Price; MPP Daisy Wai, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Seniors and Accessibility; Dr. Larry Frydman; George Habib, The Lung Association
  • OSC Investor Advisory Panel Presentation: On Dec 12, 2019, Marissa presented to the Ontario Securities Commission Investor Advisory Panel on retirement income security and how CARP is fighting to ensure all Canadians can retire well, with dignity and respect.