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November 2014
Celebrating Digital Health Week
Nov 11, 2014 3:43 PM

Patients Canada together with leading healthcare organizations in Canada, is pleased to announce the launch of the first-ever Digital Health Week in Canada, taking place November 10 to 14, 2014. Digital Health Week will be celebrated in a series of announcements, through a TweetChat, webinars and other activities. Learn more at www.BetterHealthTogether.ca.

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October 2014

Open Meeting: The experiences of family caregivers
Oct 10, 2014 10:57 AM

Open Meeting: On October 7th we hosted a meeting to share our experiences as family caregivers. A few themes emerged:

1. Family caregivers are invaluable resources as they hold the key to a patient's medical history

2. When entering hospital, bring a loved one or family caregiver; their presence and insight can help you through your experience

3. As family caregivers become more involved in caring for their loved ones, they not only require more support from the healthcare system, they want to be respected as a part of the health team as well

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ALL, Our Open Meetings  
September 2014

Small Changes with Impact: The Third Chair in Triageā„¢
Sep 10, 2014 1:17 PM

After much work alongside patients, family members, providers and researchers, we’re excited to announce Patients Canada’s Small Changes with Impact initiative – a set of Key Performance Targets (KPTs) for healthcare, informed by patient and family member experiences with the system.


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ALL, Patient-centred measures  

Rufus Wainwright: Celebrating Kate McGarrigle, our Patron

Join musicians Rufus Wainwright, Loudon Wainwright and Chaim Tannenbaum for a show in support of Patients Canada. About Kate.

February 6, 2015 / Toronto. Get tickets!


Family Caregivers Working Group

Join others who want to explore the experiences of family caregivers! Everyone is welcome and meetings are held monthly.

To learn more, email sara.shearkhani@patientscanada.ca


  • faciliated a workshop to help healthcare providers adopt a patient engagement program
  • represented Patients Canada at the Senate to address bill C-17
  • participated in a panel at the 2nd Annual TVN Conference on Improving Care for the Frail Elderly

Tell us how you're bringing the patient voice to healthcare. Email us at communications@patientscanada.ca

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