Health Council of Canada releasing report on pressing health needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis seniors

For Immediate Release

Health Council of Canada releasing report
on pressing health needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis seniors

What:             First Nations, Inuit and Métis seniors are among Canada’s most vulnerable citizens.

Compared to the larger Canadian population, a significantly larger proportion of Aboriginal seniors live on low incomes and in poor health. Yet many don’t have the same level of health care as other Canadian seniors.

The Health Council of Canada releases its report, Canada’s most vulnerable: Improving health care for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis seniors,to inform Canadians of the unique and urgent needs of Aboriginal seniors.

Release:         News release will be posted at at 7:00 a.m. ET. on

Thursday, November 28, 2013. 

Launch:          Thursday, November 28, 2013

                        2:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Join us in person! 

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, The Talking Room,  

2nd Floor, 16 Spadina Road, Toronto

Interview opportunities available with:

  • Dr. Catherine Cook, Councillor with the Health Council of Canada, who is Métis
  • John G. Abbott, CEO, Health Council of Canada
  • Kathryn MacDonald (French), Chief Operating Officer, Health Council of Canada
  • Health care professionals working in the First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities

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About the Health Council of Canada

Created by the 2003 First Ministers’ Accord on Health Care Renewal, the Health Council of Canada reports on the progress of health care renewal, and disseminates information on best practices and innovation across the country. The Councillors are appointed by the participating provincial and territorial governments and the Government of Canada. In April 2013, the federal government announced it will be winding up funding for the Council such that the Council will conclude its operations by March 31, 2014.

To read comments from guest bloggers, or to download the full report on November 28 visit:

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Natalie Pavlenko, Manager, Media Relations, Health Council of Canada, tel: 416-480-7082

Morgan Cadenhead
tel: 416-640-5525 x 240

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