Media Advisory - Five years after seminal report, Roy Romanow to assess changes, Medicare's future at The Change Foundation AGM

    TORONTO, June 4 /CNW/ - Almost five years after The Hon. Roy Romanow
delivered his seminal report on health care in Canada, the author has assessed
the changes, contemplated the consequences of those changes to the nature of
our nation, and identified the challenges that lay ahead for a strong
health-care system and a strong country.
    Mr. Romanow will share this assessment during a keynote address, Canada's
Shared Destiny and the Future of Medicare, at the annual general meeting of
The Change Foundation Monday, June 4, 2007 at 5 p.m.
    The Change Foundation is in the process of changing from a granting
agency to an independent charitable organization focused on Ontario's health
system integration and patient outcomes. During the meeting, President and CEO
Cathy Fooks will detail what The Change Foundation plans to do and deliver
over the coming years as it implements its new strategic plan, Contemplating
the way we change; Changing the way we think. New Board members will be
announced and the Foundation's new visual identity, which reflects its new
raison d'etre as a policy and research think tank, will be unveiled.
    The Change Foundation will provide unique and timely research, analysis
and leadership on emerging health-care issues. It will fill a fundamental need
for data, discussion, expertise and understanding in two key areas of
health-care renewal in Ontario - integration and quality improvement in the
community. The Change Foundation was established by the Ontario Hospital
Association in 1996 with a mandate to promote, support and improve health and
the delivery of health care.

    WHO:      The Hon. Roy Romanow, P.C., O.C., Q.C.
              Former Commissioner on the Future of Health Care in Canada

    WHAT:     Keynote address, Canada's Shared Destiny and the Future of
              Medicare, at the annual general meeting of The Change
              Foundation, an independent charitable organization focused on
              health integration and patient outcomes.

    WHERE:    Le Royal Meridien King Edward Hotel, 37 King Street East,
              Toronto, ON

    WHEN:     Monday, June 4, 2007, 5 p.m.

For further information:

For further information: Sine MacKinnon, Director of Communications, The
Change Foundation, (416) 205-1334, (416) 456-3414 (cell),,

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