Even before the pandemic, safe and high-quality healthcare was not a reality for everyone in Canada. The pandemic has compounded and added to existing strains on the health system, resulting in a burnt-out workforce, worsening inequities in care for many groups and serious questions about whether traditional care models are equipped to meet changing health needs.
Yet despite these challenges, COVID-19 has shown how much we can achieve when we come together to tackle big problems. From rapidly adopting virtual care when other options weren’t available, to hospitals, public health units and long-term care homes partnering to care for the most vulnerable, innovative solutions to longstanding needs offer inspiration for the path to safer care for everyone in Canada.
We believe safe, equitable and high-quality healthcare should be available to everyone in Canada. That’s why we are supporting people across the country to respond to the evolving phases of the pandemic in ways that build greater health system resilience, including by: