Key Actions Since 2015 to Build a Better Health Care System

  • Injected $4.5 billion in one-time top-ups to the Canada Health Transfer since the pandemic started, to help address the extreme pressures that COVID-19 has put on our health systems and reduce backlogs.
  • Provided provinces and territories with $1 billion to support vaccine rollout campaigns so Canadians could get their first and second doses as quickly as possible.
  • Invested an additional $6 billion in home care and community care, as well as palliative care services.
  • Invested more than $600 million to address the opioid crisis and improve access to treatment.
  • Signed the first provincial-territorial agreement to accelerate the implementation of national universal pharmacare as we continue to move forward with new partners and funded a $500 million a year national strategy for high-cost drugs for rare diseases.