Online Awareness Campaign on Health Care Funding

On March 29, 2022, Canada’s Premiers launched an online awareness campaign to inform Canadians about the urgent need for long-term, flexible federal funding for health care.

In March-April 2022 and in June-July 2022, messages appeared on online news platforms across Canada including The Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, CTV, CBC, Radio-Canada, Le Devoir, TVA Nouvelles and La Presse, among others.

Recent polling shows that 85% of Canadians believe that the federal government should make increasing support for health care to provinces and territories a priority for the 2022 federal budget.

The Canada Health Transfer (CHT) is the most effective mechanism for the federal government to support significant improvements to health services for all Canadians while enabling provinces and territories to address their diverse needs and priorities.

For the last two years, Premiers have consistently called on the federal government to increase its share of provincial-territorial health care costs through the CHT from 22% to 35% and to maintain it at this level over time. They reiterate their invitation to the Prime Minister to begin negotiations without further delay so that a First Ministers’ Agreement on Sustainable Health Care Funding can be finalized as soon as possible.