Long-Term Care Homes in Canada – How are They Funded and Regulated?

(Disponible en français : Comment les foyers de soins de longue durée sont-ils financés et réglementés au Canada?) According to census data, almost 160,000 people lived in Canada’s long-term care (LTC) facilities in 2016. Health Canada defines residential LTC as “living accommodation for people who require onsite delivery of 24 hour, 7 days a week…

Inuit Nunangat and COVID-19

26 May 2020, 11 a.m. (Disponible en français : L’Inuit Nunangat et la COVID-19) Key factors that influence health and wellbeing may make Inuit more susceptible to COVID-19 and more likely to experience severe forms of the illness. This HillNote provides information about access to health care, recent federal funding, and Indigenous communities’ responses to…

Federal Measures Related to Pandemic Planning and First Nations Communities

21 April 2020, 9 a.m. (Disponible en français : Mesures fédérales concernant la planification de la lutte contre la pandémie dans les communautés des Premières Nations) Indigenous people are disproportionately affected negatively by factors that influence health and well-being, known as the determinants of health, such as overcrowded and mouldy housing, poverty, unsafe drinking water…

Peace Tower close-up of clock face with detail, Parliament of Canada

Federal Health Care Funding in the Current Economic Context

(Disponible en français : Le financement fédéral des soins de santé dans le contexte économique actuel) Provincial and territorial health care systems in Canada are facing common challenges. The population is aging; chronic non-communicable diseases are becoming increasingly prevalent; and demand is rising for new, and often costly, health technologies. This situation has been exacerbated…