The Royal Canadian Legion, Canada's largest veterans' organization with more than 320,000 members, has become the latest group to endorse the Principles to Guide Health Care Transformation in Canada.
The principles, created in 2011 by the CMA and Canadian Nurses Association, are designed to promote sustainable, equitable and patient-centred care, as well as greater emphasis on preventive medicine. The Legion is the 129th organization to lend their support.
"We are proud to support these principles," said Legion Dominion President Gordon Moore. "This is an important priority that needs engagement by all levels of government and health care providers to ensure that the future of health care in Canada remains universal, accessible and needs based."
President Anna Reid said the CMA was delighted to receive the Legion's support, in particular "because of the power of Legion members to influence decision-makers in the transformation of Canada's health care system."