Event | Ontario Election ’22 Health Care on the Ballot

With Ontario weeks away from going to the polls, addressing health system challenges is shaping up to be the next government’s biggest task. Their decisions could have an enormous impact across the sector.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies invites you to a virtual panel discussion to discuss the critical health care issues shaping this election and where the major parties stand on them. We now know that whichever party is elected on June 2nd, there will be a new Health Minister. Our panel of experts will explore the challenges facing that Minister on day one, from managing the ongoing pandemic to addressing surgical and diagnostic backlogs to rebuilding our long-term care sector, all while keeping spending under control in a time of rampant inflation. Most importantly, we will examine what this means for your organization, whoever sits at the head of the Cabinet table this summer.

Register to attend our virtual event featuring:

  • A fireside chat with Carly Weeks, Health Reporter for The Globe and Mail and H+K’s Deputy National Health + Wellness Sector Lead Matt Boudreau,
  • Followed by a panel discussion featuring Carly Weeks, H+K’s National Health + Wellness Sector Lead Laura Greer, and H+K’s Senior Vice-President Public Affairs + Advocacy Jeffrey Ferrier (former senior Ontario NDP strategist and Executive Director of Health Communications for the BC government), moderated by Matt Boudreau.

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Time Zones: 

Toronto + Montreal EDT: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Regina CST + Calgary MDT: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Vancouver PDT: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Agenda:

  • 20-minute fireside chat and Q+A with Carly Weeks and Matt Boudreau
  • Panel discussion with Carly Weeks, Laura Greer, Jeffrey Ferrier and Matt Boudreau.

Register below to receive the login details + a calendar hold.

Carly Weeks has been a national health reporter with the Globe and Mail since 2007 and has won numerous awards for her coverage. Carly has been at the forefront of the Globe’s COVID-19 coverage since the start of the pandemic and has also written stories that have led to legislative and regulatory change, such as the rise in youth vaping, lack of access to abortion services and the opioid epidemic.

Jeff Ferrier is one of Canada’s leading progressive public affairs and advocacy executives. Jeff has more than 20 years of experience, most recently serving as Executive Director of Health Communications for the BC Government. Previously, he was a director of communications with Ontario’s NDP, a journalist, and a media relations and issues management leader at Canada’s largest social housing provider. He has also served as communications counsel to federal, provincial and local government leaders, including federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh.

Laura Greer brings over 20 years of health public affairs experience, integrating communications, stakeholder, digital and government relations strategies to achieve public policy and business objectives. At H+K, she has led accounts in the pharmaceutical, health professional, digital health, seniors care, hospital, regulator and not-for-profits sectors, including serving as executive director of a patient advocacy organization. Before joining the firm, Laura spent more than a decade working in Ontario’s hospital sector, including at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.

Matt is an experienced public affairs professional who brings end-to-end knowledge of the political and policy-making process and a deep understanding of engagement strategy and health policy. Matt spent nearly seven years at Queen’s Park, providing issues management, legislative affairs and policy support to three Health Ministers and Associate Ministers. After some time in the home and community care sector, Matt joined the H+K team, where for more than half a decade he has provided strategic public affairs advice to clients across the health spectrum.

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Contact Information: 

Matt Boudreau, Vice-President and Deputy National Sector Lead, Health + Wellness

matt.boudreau@hkstrategies.ca