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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

7:00 a.m. Registration opens
7:30 Exhibits / Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00

Plenary One | Connecting Global and Local: Putting the Declaration of Astana into Action
In October 2018 all United Nations member states, including Canada, adopted the new Declaration of Astana on Primary Health Care. The Declaration builds on the 1978 Alma-Ata Declaration, emphasizing interprofessional care, community participation, and multi-sector action on economic, social and environmental determinants of health as essential components of primary health care. It stresses the critical importance of primary health care to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. This multi-part opening session will address some of the global implications of the new Declaration, including its relevance for industrialized countries and how we can advance team-based, community-oriented and multi-sector primary health care in Canada.

Speakers: Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, P.C., M.P., Minister of Health, Government of Canada, Member of Parliament, Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe;Erica Di Ruggiero, Assistant Professor and Director of the Office of Global Public Health Education and Training, University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health; Sameera Hussain, CIHR Health System Impact Fellow, Canadian Society for International Health; Scott Wolfe, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Community Health Centres; Kelly Grant, The Globe and Mail (moderator)

10:00 - 10:45 Networking and Exhibitor Break
10:45 - 11:45 Morning Concurrent Sessions
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Exhibit Hall
1:00 - 2:30

Plenary Two | Federal Election 2019: Political Party Commitments in Focus
With the federal election slated for no later than October 2019, this moderated plenary session puts federal party positions front and centre. Representatives from the major federal parties will discuss their party’s vision and commitment to three key issues: establishing a universal, public Pharmacare program; federal government support and investment in Community Health Centres; and, increasing investment in affordable housing and homelessness. This session will provide valuable information for Canadians as they head to the polls this year.

Speakers: Kelly Grant, The Globe and Mail (moderator); Marilyn Gladu, MP (Sarnia Lambton) and Health Critic, Conservative Party of Canada; Liberal Party of Canada – Member of Parliament (TBC); New Democratic Party of Canada – Member of Parliament (TBC); Green Party of Canada – Member of Parliament or Candidate (TBC)

2:30 - 3:15 Posters and Exhibitor Break
3:15 - 4:15 Afternoon Concurrent Sessions
4:15 - 5:15 Networking
6:00 - 6:30 Reception with cash bar
6:15 Transformative Change Awards Gala

Thursday, June 13, 2019

7:00 a.m. Registration opens
7:30 - 8:30 Exhibits / Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00

Plenary Three | Indigenous Health and Climate Change: What Role for Community Health?
For Inuit activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier, climate change is yet another assault on the health of communities already struggling with the context of past traumas. Join her for a compelling call to action on why community health as a sector needs to act now to support communities affected by our biggest health crisis yet, and what we can do to help heal divides between human and planetary trauma.

10:00 - 10:30  Networking and Exhibitor Break
10:30 - 11:30 Morning Concurrent Sessions
11:30 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch and Exhibit Hall
12:30 - 1:30 Afternoon Concurrent Sessions
1:45 - 3:15

Plenary Four | Advancing Community Health in an Era of Global Change
In this plenary, community health leaders from across Canada and the United States will share specific examples of how they are advancing community wellbeing and health equity in the context of populist global social and political movements. Together, panelists and participants will begin to articulate a clearer leadership role for the community health movement within this political climate, including fostering civic engagement and dialogue about public policies essential to building a more inclusive, equitable and healthier society.

Speakers:  Dr. Alejandro Jadad, Professor and Director of the Institute for Global Health Equity and Innovation, University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health; Stephanie Harrison, Chief Executive Officer, Wisconsin Primary Care Association; Jim Mangia, Chief Executive Officer, St. John’s Well Child and Family Center; Angela Robertson, Executive Director, Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre; Nadine Sookermany, Executive Director, Women’s Health Clinic

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