Cost of IVF prohibits many couples from having a family
TORONTO, Feb. 11 /CNW/ -
What: Couples from across the GTA will assemble the Building Blocks
to Build Families on Family Day to ask the Ontario government
to keep its promise and expand OHIP coverage for in-vitro
fertilization (IVF). This is a final call to the Ontario
government to fund IVF in the March 2010 budget, a decision
that could save the province millions of dollars in long term
The event will begin with the building blocks being assembled
and conclude with participants being invited to dismantle the
building blocks (made from 100 boxes of diapers) and carry them
to a truck which will deliver them to a local shelter.
Photo Op: Larger than life building blocks set up on the steps of the
legislature at Queen's Park to illustrate how much the Ontario
government could be saving by funding IVF treatments.
Who: Conceivable Dreams - the OHIP for IVF Coalition is a grassroots
organization founded by three infertility patients. The
Coalition currently has 1,100 members.
Speakers: - Joanne Horibe, Co-Founder, Conceivable Dreams
- Jane Evans, an infertility patient
- Dr. Art Leader, Member of the Ontario Expert Panel and
physician and professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and
Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and a co-founder of the
Ottawa Fertility Centre
- Cheri DiNovo, MPP, NDP Critic for Women's Issues
When: Family Day, Monday, February 15, 2010, starting at 10:45 a.m.
Where: South Grounds of the Ontario Legislative Building, Queen's Park
SOURCE Conceivable Dreams
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