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Media Notices - 2015

Media Notices:

April

April 23, 2015

Notice to the Media - Minister Ambrose will host a roundtable regarding Economic Action Plan 2015
The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health, will be holding a roundtable with members of the Surrey Board of Trade regarding Economic Action Plan 2015.

Minister Ambrose will be available to answer questions from the media following a photo opportunity.

Date
April 24, 2015
Time
Photo Opportunity at 2:30 pm PDT
Media Availability at 2:45 pm PDT
Location
Surrey Board of Trade
101-14439 104 Avenue
Surrey BC
Media Inquiries:
Michael Bolkenius
Office of the Honourable Rona Ambrose
Federal Minister of Health
613-957-0200

Media Relations
Health Canada
613-957-2983

April 13, 2015

Notice to the Media - Minister Glover will make an announcement to support First Nation communities
On behalf of Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose, the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, will announce an important health investment for First Nations Mental Health and Addictions.
Date
April 14, 2015
Time
1:00 p.m. CDT
Location
Native Addictions Council of Manitoba
160 Salter Street
Winnipeg, MB
Media Inquiries:
Michael Bolkenius
Office of the Honourable Rona Ambrose
Federal Minister of Health
613-957-0200

Media Relations
Health Canada
613-957-2983

April 13, 2015

Notice to the Media - Minister Ambrose will make an announcement to support First Nation communities
The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health will announce an important health investment for First Nations Mental Health and Addictions. Following the announcement media are invited to tour the Leading Thunderbird Lodge as well as the All Nations' Healing Hospital.
Date
April 14, 2015
Time
Announcement: 10:30 a.m.
Hospital Tour: 11:45 a.m.
Announcement Location
Leading Thunderbird Lodge
555 Fort San Road
Fort Qu'Appelle, SK
Tour
All Nations' Healing Hospital
Treaty Four Reserve Grounds I.r. No. 77, SK
Media Inquiries:
Michael Bolkenius
Office of the Honourable Rona Ambrose
Federal Minister of Health
613-957-0200

Media Relations
Health Canada
613-957-2983

March

March 26, 2015

Notice to the Media - Minister Glover will make an announcement to support official language minority communities
On behalf of Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose, the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, will announce an important health investment for official language minority communities.
Date
March 27, 2015
Time
10:00 a.m. CDT
Location
Centre de ressources Úducatives Ó l'enfance
177 Eugenie Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Media Inquiries:
Michael Bolkenius
Office of the Honourable Rona Ambrose
Federal Minister of Health
(613) 957-0200

Media Relations
Health Canada
613-957-2983

March 19, 2015

Notice to the Media - Government of Canada takes steps to increase the health workforce
Minister of State (Seniors) Alice Wong, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, will make an important announcement regarding Internationally Educated Health Professionals.
Date
Friday, March 20, 2015
Time
1:00 PM PDT
Location
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond Campus
Room 2500
8771 Lansdowne
Richmond, British Columbia
Media Inquiries:
Michael Bolkenius
Office of the Honourable Rona Ambrose
Federal Minister of Health
613-957-0200

Media Relations
Health Canada
613-957-2983

March 17, 2015

Notice to the Media - Minister Aglukkaq will make an announcement
The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, will make an announcement.
Date
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time
3 pm (EDT)
Location
Minister's Regional Office
630 Queen Elizabeth II Way
Qamutiq Building, 4th floor
Iqaluit, Nunavut
Media Inquiries:
Michael Bolkenius
Office of the Honourable Rona Ambrose
Federal Minister of Health
613-957-0200

Media Relations
Health Canada
613-957-2983

March 15, 2015

Notice to the Media - Government of Canada marks Poison Prevention Week
Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and Andrew Saxton, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance and MP for North Vancouver, will participate in a poison prevention awareness event to mark Poison Prevention Week.

There will be a safety demonstration and media availability following the announcement.

Date
Monday, March 16, 2015
Time
11:30 AM PDT
Location
Rona Home Centre
Kitchen Display Area
1160 East 3rd Street
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Media Inquiries:
Michael Bolkenius
Office of the Honourable Rona Ambrose
Federal Minister of Health
613-957-0200

Media Relations
Health Canada
613-957-2983

March 12, 2015

Notice to the Media - Minister Ambrose will make an important announcement regarding internationally educated health professionals.
The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health, will make an important announcement regarding internationally educated health professionals.
Date
Friday, March 13, 2015
Time
9:40 AM
Location
Access Centre
HealthForceOntario
2nd Floor, 163 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON, M5A 1S1
Media Inquiries:
Michael Bolkenius
Office of the Honourable Rona Ambrose
Federal Minister of Health
613-957-0200

Media Relations
Health Canada
613-957-2983

March 6, 2015

Notice to the Media - Media availability concerning Thalidomide survivors
The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, will deliver a statement concerning Thalidomide survivors
Date
Friday, March 6, 2015
Time
1:15 pm MST
Location
Room 204
Canada Place Conference & Training Centre
Canada Place
9700 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta
Media Inquiries:
Michael Bolkenius
Office of the Honourable Rona Ambrose
Federal Minister of Health
613-957-0200

Media Relations
Health Canada
613-957-2983

February

February 11, 2015

Notice to the Media - Important announcement regarding safe medication management
On behalf of Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport and Terence Young, Member of Parliament for Oakville, to make an announcement about safe medications management.

Minister Raitt and MP Young will be available to answer questions from the media following the announcement.

Date
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Time
11:00 AM
Location
Glen Abbey Community Centre
Community Room B
1415 Third Line
Oakville, ONá L6M 3G2
Media Inquiries:
Michael Bolkenius
Office of the Honourable Rona Ambrose
Federal Minister of Health
613-957-0200

Media Relations
Health Canada
613-957-2983

February 9, 2015

Notice to the media - Minister of Health makes an important announcement regarding drug safety
The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health, joined by the Honourable Terry Lake, Minister of Health for British Columbia, will make an important announcement.

There will be a media availability following the announcement.

Date
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time
Photo Opportunity: 9:00 a.m. PST
Press Conference: 9:15 a.m. PST
Location
Vancouver General Hospital
Jim Pattison Pavilion
Diamond Family Courtyard, Ground Floor
899 12th Avenue W
Vancouver, British Columbia
Media Inquiries:
Michael Bolkenius
Office of the Honourable Rona Ambrose
Federal Minister of Health
613-957-0200

Media Relations
Health Canada
613-957-2983

Kristy Anderson
Media Relations Manager
BC Ministry of Health
(250) 952-1887 (media line)

February 3, 2015

Notice to the media - Health Minister makes announcement on World Cancer Day
The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health, will be joined by Brain Canada, the Canadian Cancer Society, and the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada to make an important announcement on World Cancer Day.

All speakers, including Minister Ambrose, will be available to answer questions from the media following the announcement.

Date
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time
Lab tour: 9 a.m. please arrive by 8:45 a.m.
Press conference: 9:30 a.m.
Location
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
The Hospital for Sick Children
686 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M5G 0A4
Media Inquiries:
Michael Bolkenius
Office of the Honourable Rona Ambrose
Federal Minister of Health
613-957-0200

Media Relations
Health Canada
613-957-2983

January

January 29, 2015

Note to Editors - Health Product InfoWatch

Ottawa - Today, Health Canada released the inaugural edition of the Health Product InfoWatch,a new monthly publication that will make health product safety information easier to find and use for health professionals.

The Health Product InfoWatch expands on and replaces the longstanding quarterly Canadian Adverse Reaction Newsletter (CARN). It continues the 24-year CARN tradition of providing credible information on potential safety issues detected through the review of case reports submitted to Health Canada and other sources of information, but it will be published more frequently and will have an improved format that allows for a broader range of safety information, to meet the changing information needs of healthcare professionals.

The updated format responds to feedback from the health community to provide a more reader-friendly format and easy centralized access to Health Canada's latest health product updates, including a recap of health product advisories and summary safety reviews. This first edition also includes an article on the anticancer drug cisplatin and a possible association with blood clots.

This publication will be of interest to health journalists, medical publications and others. It is available on Health Canada's website. Subscribe now to receive it regularly by e-mail or RSS, or follow @HealthCanada on Twitter.

Health Canada is committed to helping Canadians make informed health and safety decisions for themselves and their families. Under the Regulatory Transparency and Openness Framework, the Department is making more information available and easier to access than ever before.
Media Inquiries:

Media Relations
Health Canada
613-957-2983

January 20, 2015

Notice to the Media
Parliamentary Secretary Colin Carrie will attend a meeting of the Advisory Council on Traditional Chinese Medicine in Toronto.

Media availability will be followed by a group photo opportunity and opening remarks presented by Parliamentary Secretary Carrie.

Date
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Time
Media availability: 8:55 a.m.
Photo Opportunity: 9:10 a.m.
Opening remarks: 9:15 a.m.
Location
InterContinental Toronto Centre
Ballroom A (Lower Level)
225 Front Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 2X3
Media Inquiries:
Michael Bolkenius
Office of the Honourable Rona Ambrose
Federal Minister of Health
613-957-0200

Media Relations
Health Canada
613-957-2983