Canada’s healthcare institutions play a critical role in ensuring that Canada remains a productive player in a competitive world. In addition to their role in the delivery of healthcare, healthcare organizations play a key role in the education and training of both healthcare professionals and researchers. They serve as economic drivers contributing to their local economies through employment and direct spending. In some communities, they are the largest employer. As centres for health/life sciences research, innovation and commercialization they contribute to the larger economy by attracting leading Canadian, and global research talent.
In support of the productivity and competitiveness focus of this year’s consultation, HealthCareCAN’s submission concentrates on 3 areas:
- Health research and innovation;
- Health infrastructure; and,
- Antimicrobial resistance and stewardship.