Our Focus

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As the national voice for cardiovascular clinicians and scientists across the country, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) advocacy efforts primarily focus on securing federal funding for the scale and spread of the Quality Project. The CCS is working to achieve this by:
• maintaining momentum of the Project, driven by the Quality Project Steering Committee, expert quality working groups, and key partners;
• amplifying our voice through outreach to key decision makers; and
• highlighting the value and importance of this national surveillance system to build support.  

More broadly, these activities help to position the CCS as a health policy leader and will support our association in influencing the federal government’s annual health policy agenda.

Read our 2017 Advocacy Year in Review.


Our Activities

FINA appearance screenshot The CCS regularly submits reports and recommendations to government and parliamentary bodies in an effort to be recognized as health policy leaders and to put cardiovascular care quality improvement on the federal government agenda.

December 2018

The federal Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) recommends the Minister of Finance fund the CCS’ Quality Indicator Project in Budget 2019 in their annual report

September 2018

The CCS appears before FINA to make its plea. Watch Past President Dr. Catherine Kells appear before the committee (September 20, 2018) 

August 2018

The CCS submits a proposal (Addressing Disparities in the Quality of Cardiac Care in Canada) to FINA requesting $12.5 million over five years to sustain, scale, and spread the Quality Project to improve and standardize the quality of cardiovascular care in Canada.


Enhancing Health System Transformation Through Meaningful Clinical Engagement: CCS Submission to Health Canada’s 2018 External Review of Pan-Canadian Health Organizations

Open Letter to Minister of Finance Bill Morneau: Federal investment needed into cardiovascular quality reporting (2017)

Investing in Quality Reporting and Improvement for Cardiovascular Care: Pre-Budget Submission to House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (2016-2017)

Equipping Health Professionals to Deliver Evidence-Based Medicine to Canadians: Pre-Budget Submission to House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (2017-2018)

Read the full 2017 FINA Report with the recommendation that the Government of Canada provide funds in Budget 2018 to the CCS’ pan-Canadian heart health initiative.

Watch Dr. Catherine Kells’ September 27, 2017 presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (FINA)


Tools and Resources

The CCS works with its members on an ad-hoc basis to support them in being advocates for causes or issues that matter to them.

For information on Canada’s parliamentary system, visit the Parliament of Canada website.

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