Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan Sign Agreement to Improve Health Care Services
“I am pleased that the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have finalized a bilateral agreement for home and community care, and mental health and addiction services. The federal government is committed to working with the provinces and territories so that Canadians have access to the health services they need.”
The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor
Minister of Health
“The funding announced today will support better access to home care and palliative care for patients and their families. It will improve access to mental health services for those who need them. The federal and provincial are working together to strengthen health care for everyone in our province.”
The Honourable Ralph Goodale
Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
“Saskatchewan is committed to improving access to health services for residents throughout our province. This funding will help us address the need for better access to mental health and addictions services, and support our population in receiving health services in the most appropriate settings.”
Honourable Jim Reiter
Saskatchewan Minister of Health
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.
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, bilateral agreements with the provinces and territories will be renewed for the remaining five years of the 10-year commitment.
Office of Ginette Petitpas Taylor
Minister of Health
Saskatchewan Ministry of Health
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