Health Council of Canada meets in Thunder Bay, Ont. Sept. 24 - 25

    TORONTO, Sept. 21 /CNW/ - To provide a national perspective on the
progress of health care renewal, the Health Council of Canada travels
coast-to-coast meeting in five different locations each year. On Sept. 24 and
25, the Health Council will meet in Thunder Bay, Ont., to connect with local
stakeholders and to continue its work monitoring, reporting on and advancing
the renewal of quality health care in Canada.
    While in Thunder Bay, Councillors will tour the Northern Ontario School
of Medicine and Distance Learning Program at Confederation College on Monday,
Sept. 24. Although Council proceedings are held in closed session, members of
the media are invited to attend either tour. Tour details and interviews with
members of Council or CEO Dr. Don Juzwishin can be coordinated through the
Health Council's media relations officer.
    As part of its stakeholder engagement, Council will also hear
presentations from senior staff representing the Anishnawbe-Mushkiki
Aboriginal Community Health Centre and the North West Local Health Integrated
Network (LHIN).


    The Health Council of Canada, created by the 2003 First Ministers' Accord
on Health Care Renewal following the recommendations of the Romanow and Kirby
reports, is mandated to monitor and report on the progress of health care
renewal in Canada. The 26 Councillors were appointed by the participating
provinces, territories and the Government of Canada and have expertise and
broad experience in community care, Aboriginal health, nursing, health
education and administration, finance, medicine and pharmacy.

For further information:

For further information: or to coordinate interviews contact: Marta
Marychuk, Health Council of Canada - Media Relations, Phone (416) 480-7085,
Cell (416) 428-8423,

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