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Tuesday, September 05, 2017 at 04:00 PM

September Board of Directors Meeting

Friends of Medicare's Board of Directors meets 6 times a year to discuss the business of the organization.

Members in good standing are able to attend as guests. To RSVP and find out more please contact Trevor Zimmerman.


Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 09:00 AM · $30.00 CAD
Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre in Edmonton, AB, Canada

Conference on Prescription Drugs Under Medicare

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Canada is the only country with a universal public health care system that does not cover prescription drugs.

It is time for that to change!

Join us in Edmonton as we discuss why universal coverage for prescription medication is needed and what we can do to accomplish this together, both nationally, and in Alberta.

Speakers include:

  • Sharon Batt of Independent Voices for Safe and Effective Drugs (IVSED), a group formed in 2016 to provide consumer views on drug policy.
  • Adrienne Silnicki, National Coordinator of the Canadian Health Coalition.
  • Julie White with the Congress of Union Retirees of Canada.
  • Michele Evans, Assistant Deputy Minister, Pharmaceutical and Supplementary Benefits Division in the Ministry of Health.

You can download the registration form here.

Please fill it out and return to us by September 21 so that we can notify the venue of attendance numbers.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 07:00 PM · $100.00 CAD
Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre in Edmonton, AB, Canada

Annual Fall Fundraiser - A Toast to your Health(care)

You're invited to join us for our 2nd annual fall fundraiser!

Last years fundraiser was a great success and helped to contribute to our ongoing work.

Tickets are available for $100 and count towards renewing or purchasing membership with Friends of Medicare.

Your ticket purchase includes a drink ticket and great snacks from the Chateau Louis hotel. Last years silent auction was a success so be prepared to bid on amazing art and other items!

Entertainment is being booked as we speak, stay tuned!

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017 at 06:30 PM

Fall 2017 MLA Advocacy Training - Edmonton

Fall 2017 MLA Advocacy Training - Edmonton

 

Join our Executive Director Sandra Azocar for a training session on how to encourage your MLA to improve public health care! 
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Friends of Medicare members meet with their MLA for Stony Plain - Erin Babcock (middle)

Our goal is to work with our members and support them meeting with MLAs across the province and across all parties to discuss 3 priority areas:

  • Adding universal prescription drug coverage to our health care system
  • Continuing to build a minimum 2,000 public long-term care beds and improve regulations
  • Ensuring the Canada Health Act is not being violated by queue jumping and user fees at private clinics

We will provide information on these areas, as well as discuss best practices in setting up and holding meetings with your MLA.

We will then work with you to set up meetings and connect you with other Friends of Medicare members in your area.

Last fall we worked with our members to discuss 3 priority areas with their MLA:

  • Banning the sale of plasma
  • Building public long-term care
  • Ensuring the 2017 Budget for Health contained a minimum of increases to cover population growth and inflation

We have seen action from our government on all 3 issues thanks to your support last year. Together we can continue to see improvements in Alberta and Canada's health care system!

You must RSVP if you plan to attend. Space is limited and our staff need to prepare materials ahead of time. Thank you!

RSVP

Thursday, October 05, 2017 at 06:30 PM

Fall 2017 MLA Advocacy Training - Calgary

Fall 2017 MLA Advocacy Training - Calgary

 

Join our Executive Director Sandra Azocar for a training session on how to encourage your MLA to improve public health care! 
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Friends of Medicare members meet with their MLA for Calgary Klein - Craig Coolahan (middle)

Our goal is to work with our members and support them meeting with MLAs across the province and across all parties to discuss 3 priority areas:

  • Adding universal prescription drug coverage to our health care system
  • Continuing to build a minimum 2,000 public long-term care beds and improve regulations
  • Ensuring the Canada Health Act is not being violated by queue jumping and user fees at private clinics

We will provide information on these areas, as well as discuss best practices in setting up and holding meetings with your MLA.

We will then work with you to set up meetings and connect you with other Friends of Medicare members in your area.

Last fall we worked with our members to discuss 3 priority areas with their MLA:

  • Banning the sale of plasma
  • Building public long-term care
  • Ensuring the 2017 Budget for Health contained a minimum of increases to cover population growth and inflation

We have seen action from our government on all 3 issues thanks to your support last year. Together we can continue to see improvements in Alberta and Canada's health care system!

You must RSVP if you plan to attend. Space is limited and our staff need to prepare materials ahead of time. Thank you!

RSVP

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 at 12:00 PM

November Board of Directors Meeting

Friends of Medicare's Board of Directors meets 6 times a year to discuss the business of the organization.

Members in good standing are able to attend as guests. To RSVP and find out more please contact Trevor Zimmerman.