The Santis team shares its insights on the key sectors and factors driving decisions and change in the health care and life sciences sector across Canada.

Rapid Recap: Federal First Ministers Meeting on Health

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - Provinces and Territories (PTs) have been seeking a meeting with the Prime Minister for months, calling for significant increases in annual funding contributed through the Canada Health Transfer. Today, the Premiers and Prime Minister finally met to discuss an offer tabled by the Government of Canada.

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Rapid Recap: Ontario Government Unveils Health System Strategy

Thursday, February 2, 2023 - Ontario’s Minister of Health Sylvia Jones, Minister of Long-Term Care Paul Calandra and Minister of Colleges and Universities Jill Dunlop released Your Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care this morning. The document serves as Ontario’s new health system strategy, outlining the government’s vision and direction for the next several years.

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Santis welcomes health system expert Victoria Wiebe to its Strategy and Policy Team

Toronto, ON – January 31, 2023 — Santis Health is thrilled to announce the addition of Victoria Wiebe to its Strategy and Policy service area. In her role as Director, Victoria will leverage her extensive experience and passion for health system reform to guide clients through strategy development, policy analysis and stakeholder engagement.

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Santis Rapid Recap: Major Independent Health Facility Expansion Announced in Ontario

Monday, January 16, 2023 - Declaring “the status quo is not working”, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Health Sylvia Jones announced sweeping changes to reduce wait times for surgeries and procedures in the province, with a significant expansion of the Independent Health Facility (IHF) model over the next two years.

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Santis Health expands its Western Canada practice with the addition of Daniel Fontaine and James Mitchell

Vancouver, BC – January 10, 2023 — After launching its Western Canada practice last fall, Santis Health is expanding its presence in the region with the addition of Daniel Fontaine as an Associate and James Mitchell as a Senior Consultant.

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Santis Memo: Ontario Provides New Guidance to Shape Ontario Health Team Development

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 -Ontario Health Minister Sylvia Jones led a webinar earlier today titled “Accelerating Ontario Health Team (OHT) Impact: Next Steps for OHTs” which included a number of key announcements related to the legal structure of OHTs and their priorities moving forward. The webinar was quickly followed by the release of a guidance document titled “Ontario Health Teams: The Path Forward”.

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Santis Memo: 2022 Annual Report from the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - Ontario’s Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk released her 2022 Annual Report today, covering 15 wide ranging topics, including COVID-19 contracts and procurement, and the COVID-19 vaccination program. Highlights from these audits are summarized below.

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No New Health Spending in Economy-Focused Fall Economic Statement

Monday, November 14, 2022 - Ontario Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy delivered the province’s Fall Economic Statement this afternoon, with a focus on addressing the high cost of living.

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Federal Fall Economic Statement

Thursday, November 3, 2022 - This afternoon, the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled the Liberal Government’s 2022 Fall Economic Statement entitled “​​Building an Economy That Works for Everyone”.

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