Rebalancing the Health Care Funding Partnership (2020-2023)


For years now, Canada’s Premiers have been calling on the federal government to rebalance the health care funding partnership. COVID-19 has only increased the urgent need for a federal response.

To ensure Canadians continue to receive the health care they need, both now and for future generations, Canada’s Premiers are urging the federal government to become a full funding partner.

Premiers are calling for an immediate and unconditional injection to the Canada Health Transfer to bring the federal share to 35%.

Now is the time to rebalance the health care funding arrangement with the federal government and re-establish a full funding partnership, that respects constitutional roles and responsibilities.


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News Releases and Communiqués

Premiers write to the Prime Minister
February 16, 2023

Premiers Welcome Beginning of First Ministers’ Discussions on Health Care Funding
January 30, 2023

Premiers committed to improve health care services for all Canadians – invite Prime Minister to meeting in early January
December 9, 2022

No progress achieved with the federal government to ensure sustainable health care funding
November 8, 2022

Premiers Launch Campaign to Improve Health Care for all Canadians
October 24, 2022

Canada’s Premiers Looking to Partner with Federal Government on Health Care Sustainability
July 12, 2022

Federal Budget 2022: Federal funding for health care fails to meet Canadians’ expectations
April 8, 2022

Canada’s Premiers Launch Awareness Campaign on Health Care Funding
March 29, 2022

Premiers discuss pressures on our health care systems and urge the federal government to join them in building a sustainable health care funding partnership
February 4, 2022

Premiers committed to a renewed health care partnership for all Canadians
December 9, 2021

Canada’s Premiers reaffirm health care sustainability as their top priority and press for a meeting of First Ministers at the earliest opportunity
September 23, 2021

Canada’s Premiers Seek Federal Party Leaders’ Commitment to Increased Health Care Funding
August 17, 2021

Federal Budget 2021: The need for a long-term federal commitment for sustainable health care services
March 25, 2021

Premiers release report confirming the federal government’s financial ability to increase the Canada Health Transfer
March 4, 2021

Federal Budget 2021: It’s Time to Increase the Canada Health Transfer
March 4, 2021

First Ministers’ Meeting on the CHT: A First Step, With More Work to Do
December 10, 2020

Premiers Prepare for Meeting with the Prime Minister on the CHT
November 13, 2020

Health care costs are on the rise in Canada and COVID-19 is a new cost driver
October 30, 2020

Premiers Seek to Confirm Meeting with the Prime Minister on the CHT
October 30, 2020

Canada’s Premiers Reiterate Priorities
September 24, 2020

Canada’s Premiers Outline Priorities
September 18, 2020