CCS Advocacy Review2017 EN v2  

As the national voice for cardiovascular clinicians and scientists across the country, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) engages in a number of advocacy activities to help create sustainability for its quality improvement activities, and amplify the profile of the CCS as a health policy leader.

Through our ongoing advocacy efforts, we are currently seeking to achieve the implementation of a sustainable, national cardiac measurement and quality reporting system; demonstrate tangible improvements in the quality of cardiovascular care across the country; and wield strengthened, measurable influence on the federal government’s health policy agenda by 2020.

Read our 2017 Advocacy Year in Review.


Submissions to Government

The Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) regularly submits reports and recommendations to government and parliamentary bodies as part of its strategic goal to put cardiovascular care quality improvement on the federal government agenda.


2018 Federal Budget Recommendations

Pre Budget Consultation 2018

As part of its ongoing efforts to secure sustainable funding for the continuation of the Quality Project, the CCS submitted recommendations on August 4, 2017 to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance as part of its annual pre-budget consultation process.

Equipping Health Professionals to Deliver Evidence-Based Medicine to Canadians argues that a federal investment into cardiovascular quality indicator reporting will reduce health care costs, support evidence-based medicine and improve the consistency and quality of care across the country.

  • Read the CCS’ 2018 Pre-Budget Submission.  
  • Watch Dr. Catherine Kells’ September 27, 2017 presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (FINA)

Following consultations, FINA officially recommended that the Government of Canada provide funds in Budget 2018 to the CCS’ pan-Canadian heart health initiative. Read the full FINA report (Published December 2017).



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)