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About the Health Council of Canada
Canada's Prime Minister and the provincial and territorial premiers established the Health Council of Canada and later enhanced our role through two agreements referred to as "the Accords" - the 2003 First Ministers' Accord on Health Care Renewal, and the 2004 10-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care. The ministers of health in the 12 jurisdictions that signed the Accords are the Health Council's "corporate members."

Funded by Health Canada, we are an independent, non-profit organization.

Our vision 
A leading voice that informs and strengthens Canada's health system.

Our mission 
To report on the renewal of Canada's health system, focusing on best practices and innovation.

About this blog
Through this blog we offer commentary on current health news and Health Council activities, plus expert opinion on important aspects of the health care system in Canada. Follow us to stay up-to-date on our work, and visit to see all our publications.

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  1. Diabetes is an epidemic in Canada that costs billions of dollars each year. More than nine million Canadians are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. But it doesn’t have to be.

    From October 10 to 13, the Canadian Diabetes Association/Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism will hold its 15th annual conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre to share solutions and innovations on the road to a cure to diabetes.

    More information on the conference and the Canadian Diabetes Association can be found in our Social Media Newsroom here: .

    A tweet to help support the conference you can use is:
    • #Diabetes in Canada: It’s Time for Action. 15th Annual #CDA12, Oct 10-13 @DiabetesAssoc

    We will be sharing news and conference highlights, including the official news release, in our live social media newsroom at Please follow @DiabetesAssoc on Twitter and follow the hashtag #CDA12 during the conference.