Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador Finalize Agreement to Strengthen Health Care
“Today’s announcement will improve access to vital services in Newfoundland and Labrador’s healthcare system and will play an important role in the health and well-being of the people of the province. This agreement outlines how targeted funds for mental health and addictions services as well as home, community and palliative care will be invested and reported on for the coming years.”
The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor
Minister of Health
“Like other provinces and territories, we face pressure to ensure long-term system sustainability. For example, with an aging population and high rates of mental illness and chronic disease, we know we need to make targeted investments and get the best possible outcomes. These federal investments have recognized the specific cost pressures impacting this province and demonstrate that we both share similar objectives in improving the overall health and well-being of our citizens.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
The first agreement was signed with New Brunswick on December 15, 2017, and the federal government will conclude bilateral agreements with all provinces and territories over the coming months.
These agreements will demonstrate governments’ shared commitment to delivering results.
Canadians will see how targeted federal funding for home care and mental health will be invested in each province and territory and will be able to track progress based on a focused set of common indicators currently being developed.
In 2021-22, these agreements will be renewed for the remaining five years of the ten-year commitment.
In Budget 2017, the Government of Canada committed $11 billion over 10 years in new funding for provinces and territories to improve access to home care and mental health services for Canadians.
Office of Ginette Petitpas Taylor
Minister of Health
Health and Community Services
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