Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada Summit 2020

Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada Summit

(formerly known as Drug Pricing Policy Summit)

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada Summit 2020


The 5th annual Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada Summit was held virtually on November 30, 2020 and December 3, 8 and 10, 2020. The Summit is an initiative led by Save Your Skin Foundation in collaboration with the Canadian Psoriasis Network and Queen’s University Office of Indigenous Initiatives. The December 8th value-based health care panel was co-hosted with the Conference Board of Canada. The Summit also received generous contributions from volunteers, speakers, panelists, facilitators, and other collaborators.


Please see below for individual Summit presentation recordings, or click HERE to see the full list on our youTube channel.


Click here to read the full 2020 Summit Report: 5th Annual Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada Summit, 2020 Summary Report


Et en francais: Le cinquième Sommet annuel : Les patients redéfinissent l’avenir des soins de santé au Canada, Rapport Sommaire 2020


Ongoing barriers and systemic issues experienced by patients in Canada have become starkly clear in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This virtual Summit shared information on the state of health and health care for different populations and how COVID-19 has impacted population health as well as specific policy issues facing Indigenous communities, older adults, populations living with mental health issues, and people experiencing income insecurity.


In addition, the Summit updated attendees on the progress of value-based health care (VBHC) projects in Canada. The Summit continued to focus on shifting toward a value-based approach to health care in Canada that improves value to patients, particularly as we move toward ongoing mitigation and eventual recovery from the pandemic.


2020 Summit Recordings:

Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada 5th Annual Summit


Monday, November 30, 2020

Complete day recording


Monday, November 30, 2020 – Keynote Speakers


Carol Hopkins, Executive Director, Thunderbird Partnership Foundation


Kwame McKenzie, CEO, Wellesley Institute


Thursday, December 3, 2020 – Key Population Panels

Complete day recording


Mental Health Panel – Dr. Brenda Restoule, CEO, First Peoples Wellness Circle, Ellen Cohen, National Coordinator, National Network for Mental Health, and Mary Alberti, CEO, Institute for Advancements in Mental Health presenting.


Older Adults Panel – Jane Meadus, Staff Lawyer, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly, Edith Mercieca, Director of Home and Community Support Services, Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services Inc., and Laura Tamblyn Watts, CEO, CanAge presenting.


Income Security Panel – Angela Robertson, Executive Director of Queen West – Central Toronto Community Health Centre and Tracy Smith-Carrier, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, King’s University College at Western University presenting.


Tuesday, December 8, 2020 – Value-Based Health Care (VBHC): Health Care Solutions for Canada

Complete day recording

With Opening Remarks by Margaret Peters, Founder, Unmasking Psoriasis, and Jennifer Graham, Vice President, Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance


Integrated Models of Care

Scott Wolfe, Canadian Association of Community Health Centres


Patient-Reported Outcome Measures

Eva Villalba, Executive Director, Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec


Declaration of Personal Health Data Rights and Obligation in Canada

Shaneel Pathak, Co-Founder & CEO, ZoeInsights


Opportunities for the Growth of VBHC across Canada – Multi-stakeholder moderated panel conversation exploring opportunities to increase readiness and grow VBHC across Canada, moderated by VBHC Canada.

Monika Slovinec D’Angelo, Health Director, Conference Board of Canada, Moderator. And Panelists:

Paul L’Archevêque, Innovation Director, Ministere de la Sante et des Services sociaux

Rodney Burns, Chief Information Officer, Alliance for Healthier Communities

Maria Santos, First Nations Information Governance Centre

Kristine Neglia, First Nations Information Governance Centre




Watch this Pre-Summit webinar:  Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada Summit, The Starting Line

CLICK HERE to View the Webinar Recording

Introduced and facilitated by Louise Binder, Health Policy Consultant, this webinar reviews concepts presented at the 2019 Summit, A Dose of Reality: Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada. Presentations includes recordings of Jennifer Clawson, Health Systems and Value-Based Health, Boston Consulting Group, and Dr. Ambreen Sayani, Health Strategist and Consultant, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto.


Additional Videos – Resources of Interest:


Homeward Bound, De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre, Transformative Change Award Winner


Social Prescribing, Centre de santé communautaire de Témiskaming, Transformative Change Award Winner

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