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Two FREE Public Events Next Week:

On Wednesday Nov. 5th:

Who's Minding the Store?
The privatization of long-term care and what it means for care quality

Unitarian Church - 949 W. 49th Avenue, Vancouver

With speakers:

Charlene Harrington, professor and researcher
Dr. Margaret McGregor, family physician and health services researcher
Lyne England, advocacy activist from Victoria

Contact @email or phone 604.681.7945 for more information

Sponsored by Canadian Doctors for Medicare, BC Health Coalition, and BC Association of Geriatric Care Physicians

On Thursday Nov. 6th:


7:00 PM

Alice MacKay Room, Vancouver Public Library ... 350 West Georgia

Local Health Heroes is an evening of storytelling and sharing about community health innovators and initiatives. Join us to hear from local community health heroes who are:

  • Improving access and tailoring health services to meet the needs of immigrants and refugees;
  • Enabling seniors to get care at home that would normally require a visit to the doctor;
  • Working in a primary care setting to provide patients with access a full range of health care providers from physicians and pharmacists to nursing and peer support;
  • Supporting people with disabilities to advocate for their health care needs, plan for their future and connect with the broader community;
  • Providing housing and health services to people who are homeless and/or living in poverty in ways that work for them; and
  • Empowering women prisoners to participate in a research process that helps us understand how to address their health challenges.

Free of charge, but reservations required. Please contact Eloginy Tharmendran (@email) to reserve.

This evening is presented by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, SFUs Faculty of Health Sciences, UBCs Dept. of Family Practice and the Western Regional Training Centre for Health Services Research.