Formed in 1996, the Nova Scotia Health Coalition’s goal is to stop the privatization of the public health care system, ensure high levels of care, and create a forum for people and communities to discuss issues in health care.
The Network is a coalition of local health committees, community groups, organized labour, faith groups, women’s organizations, students, and individuals dedicated to protecting and extending public health care to include services like pharmacare, dental care, long-term care, mental health care and home care.
The Network is political but non-partisan and receives no government funding.
The Nova Scotia Health Coalition is one of nine provincial health coalitions across the country. Along with our sister provincial coalitions and national organizations representing seniors, faith groups, trade unions, women’s organizations, students and more, we form the Canadian Health Coalition.
Founded at the SOS Medicare conference in 1979, with Tommy Douglas as the keynote speaker, the Canadian Health Coalition is Medicare’s watchdog. We work across the country to protect, strengthen and extend public health care so that no Canadians goes without the health care services they need.
Together, public health care supporters and activists across the country are working to improve access to health care, hold politicians accountable, and demand a better world for everyone.