Canadian Medical Association

Session 2

Health care in Canada – How might it drive economic growth?


The Globe and Mail Events

On May 11, more than 700 Canadians tuned in for a virtual Health Summit session on health care and the economy hosted by The Globe and Mail. CMA President Dr. Katharine Smart took part in an engaging panel discussion on how to transform the health system for the future.

Panellists included Dr. Dante Morra, president of Trillium Health Partners, Cheryl Prescod, executive director of Black Creek Community Health Centre, and Craig Conoley, a millennial caregiver and patient advocate. 

Follow the conversation at #CMAHealthSummit.


Here are five key take-aways:

  • Fund health care based on patient needs, not system needs
  • Restructure primary care
  • Address social health needs
  • Harness the value of caregivers
  • Gather data to track progress

"There has to be a big adult adult conversation about how we best spend our universal health care dollars." – Dr. Dante Morra, Health Summit panellist

Watch the conversation here: