Registration - In-house Organization

HealthCareCAN / SoinsSantéCAN / Paul-Émile Cloutier, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: HealthCareCAN / SoinsSantéCAN
Previous in-house organization names
Responsible Officer Name: Paul-Émile Cloutier, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2008-02-14
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 742754-16722
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 523

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 49

Version 1 of 35 (2008-02-14 to 2009-01-15)

Version 1 of 35 (2008-02-14 to 2009-01-15) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: Canadian Healthcare Association / Association canadienne des soins de santé
17 YORK STREET
OTTAWA, ON  K1N 9J6
Canada
Telephone number: 613-241-8005  Ext.: 246
Fax number: 613-241-5055  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Pamela Fralick, President and CEO  
 
Description of the organization's activities: CHA is a leader in developing, and advocating for, health policy solutions that meet the needs of Canadians. CHA's distance learning programs, conferences and publishing services contribute to this national leadership. CHA and its members are committed to a publicly-funded health system that provides access to a continuum of comparable health services throughout Canada.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: CHA's members are Canada's provincial and territorial hospital and health organizations representing a broad continuum of care including acute care, home and community care, long term care, public health, mental health, palliative care, addiction services, children, youth and family services and housing services.
 
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? Yes
End date of the organization's last completed financial year: 2006-12-31
 
List of Government Funding
Government Institution Funding Received in Last Financial Year
Health Canada's Drug Strategy Community Initiatives Fund $550,176.00
Social Development Partnerships Program $150,000.00

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: Ruthe Anne Conyngham
Position title: Chair
Public offices held: No
 
Name: DENISE DESAUTELS
Position title: DIRECTOR, POLICY AND COMMUNICATIONS
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: PAMELA FRALICK
Position title: PRESIDENT AND CEO
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Teresa Neuman
Position title: Communication Specialist
Public offices held: No
 

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Canada Health Infoway, Canadian Institute for Health Information, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Environment Canada, Finance Canada (FIN), Health Canada (HC), Health Council of Canada, Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Industry Canada, Intergovernmental Affairs, Members of the House of Commons, Office of the Auditor General, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC), Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB), Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Privy Council Office (PCO), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC), Revenue Canada (RC), Senate of Canada, Statistics Canada (StatCan), Transport Canada (TC), Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Informal communications, Meetings, Other types: Website, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Aboriginal Affairs, Constitutional Issues, Consumer Issues, Education, Employment and Training, Environment, Health, Immigration, Industry, Internal Trade, International Trade, Labour, Science and Technology, Taxation and Finance
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: 1) Health system employability issues, including the need for a national health human resources strategy or mechanism 2) Pre-budget and budget consultations 3) Pharmaceutical issues, including the elements of a proposed national pharmaceuticals strategy (Catastrophic Pharmaceutical Coverage, National Drug Formulary, Drug Approval Process, Evaluation of Real World Drug Safety and Effectiveness, Purchasing Strategies, Optimal and Appropriate Use of Pharmaceuticals, Electronic Health Records and E-Prescribing, Access and Cost of Generic Drugs, Improving Cost-Effectiveness and Analysis of Drugs) 4) Postsecondary education and training as they relate to the health system 5) The 'fiscal imbalance" between the federal government and the provinces and territories 6) Current challenges and future directions of the Canadian health system 7) Health Canada's Blueprint for Renewal, including the Progressive Licensing Framework 8) Federal funding for the health system including the Canada Health Transfer and Equalization program 9) Public-private issues including the appropriate mix of public and private funding and delivery of health services in the Canadian health system 10) Public health issues, including emergency preparedness, pandemic planning, health promotion and management of chronic diseases 11) Health system effectiveness including issues of governance and accountability 12) The federal role in Canada's health system, including the use of the federal spending power and national objectives 13) The continuum of care, including the need for a mental health commission and expanded home- and continuing- care supports 14) Health system information technology, including an electronic health record 15) Timely access to health services, including wait times, benchmarks and wait times guarantees 16) The determinants of health, including investments in postsecondary education and the environment 17) Health Research 18) Taxation issues, including the GST rebate for health services 19) Patient safety and quality improvement 20) Primary health care
Subject Matter: Prospective: 1) Health human resources 2) The federal budget 3)Pharmaceutical issues, including the elements of a proposed national pharmaceuticals strategy (Catastrophic Pharmaceutical Coverage, National Drug Formulary, Drug Approval Process, Evaluation of Real-World Drug Safety and Effectiveness, Purchasing Strategies, Optimal and Appropriate Use of Pharmaceuticals, Electronic Health Records and E-Prescribing, Access and Cost of Generic Drugs, Improving Cost-Effectiveness and Analysis of Drugs 4) Federal-provincial-territorial fiscal relations, including the Canada Health Transfer, Canada Social Transfer and Equalization program 5) Public-private issues, including the appropriate mix of public and private funding and delivery of health services in the Canadian health system 6) Public health issues, including emergency preparedness, pandemic planning, health promotion and management of chronic diseases 7) Health system effectiveness, including issues of governance and accountability 8) The federal role in Canada's health system, including the use of the federal spending power and national objectives 9) The continuum of care, including progress on access to mental health services across the health continuum, and expanded home- and continuing-care supports 10) Health system information technology, including an electronic health record 11) Timely access to health services, including wait times, benchmarks and wait times guarantees 12) The determinants of health, including investments in postsecondary education and the environment 13) Health Research 14) Taxation issues, including the GST rebate for health services 15) Patient safety and quality improvement 16) Primary health care 17) Aboriginal health
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Policy or Program Aboriginal health
Policy or Program Current challenges and future directions of the Canadian health system
Policy or Program Federal funding for the health system, including the Canada Health Transfer and Equalization program
Policy or Program Federal-provincial-territorial fiscal relations, including the Canada Health Transfer, Canada Social Transfer and Equalization program
Policy or Program Health Canada's Blueprint for Renewal, including the Progressive Licensing Framework
Regulation Health Canada's Blueprint for Renewal, including the Progressive Licensing Framework
Policy or Program Health research
Policy or Program Health system effectiveness, including issues of governance and accountability
Policy or Program Health system employability issues, including the need for a national health human resources strategy or mechanism
Policy or Program Health system technology including an electronic health record
Bill or Resolution Legislation implementing the federal budget
Regulation Pandemic Planning and Preparedness
Policy or Program Patient safety and quality improvement
Policy or Program Pharmaceutical issues: the elements of a proposed national pharmaceuticals strategy (Catastrophic Pharmaceutical Coverage, National Drug Formulary, Drug Approval Process, Evaluation of Real-World Drug Safety and Effectiveness, Purchasing Strategies, Optimal and Appropriate Use of Pharmaceuticals, Electronic Health Records and E-Prescribing, Access and Cost of Generic Drugs, Improving Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Drugs)
Policy or Program Postsecondary education and training as they relate to the health system
Policy or Program Pre-budget and budget consultations
Policy or Program Primary health care
Policy or Program Public health: emergency preparedness, pandemic planning, health promotion and the management of chronic diseases
Policy or Program Public health issues, including emergency preparedness, pandemic planning, health promotion and management of chronic diseases
Policy or Program Public-private issues: the appropriate mix of public and private funding and delivery of health services in the Canadian health system
Regulation Regulations related to the re-use of single-use medical devices.
Legislative Proposal Taxation issues, including the GST rebate for health services
Policy or Program Taxation issues, including the GST rebate for health services
Policy or Program Ten-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care
Policy or Program The "fiscal imbalance" between the federal government and the provinces and territories
Policy or Program The continuum of care, including the need for a mental health commission and expanded home- and continuing-care supports
Policy or Program The continuum of care: progress on access to mental health services across the health continuum and expanded home- and continuing-care supports
Policy or Program The determinants of health: investments in postsecondary education and the environment
Regulation The federal budget
Policy or Program The federal role in Canada's health system, including the use of the federal spending power and national objectives
Policy or Program Timely access to health services, including wait times, benchmarks and wait times guarantees

Subject matters added through a communication report:
Federal Budgets and the Ten-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care (2004 Accord): Financing of the Health System including the Canada Health Transfer and Equalization Program 2009-01-06
Health Infrastructure 2009-01-06