Through its advocacy efforts the CHAC strives to shape the impact of federal legislation and policies. Working to achieve goals that have been determined by the Board of Directors, the CHAC focuses on initiatives and strategies that will strengthen the position of Catholic health care providers within the health system, and contribute to the reinforcement of a just and compassionate health care system.
To achieve its goals the CHAC works closely with the provincial Catholic health associations and sponsor groups, and collaborates with other health organizations and coalitions in addressing issues of mutual concern.
“If one seeks to influence, shape, direct, heal, elevate and enrich a complex industrial democracy, it cannot be done simply by the integrity of individual witness. It is done by institutions that lay hands on life at its critical points.”
Rev. Bryan Hehir
- Dec. 2, 2014 ~ Health Action Lobby (HEAL) The Canadian Way consensus statement and News Release
- Sept. 23, 2014 ~ Catholic Health Alliance of Canada accepted as intervener in Supreme Court assisted suicide case
- October 11, 2013 ~ Alliance Response to the B.C. Court of Appeal Decision
- July 24, 2013 ~ Sr. Nuala Kenny: Commentary: "Quebec's Bill 52 is not about care, it's about death"