With more than 7,000 members across the country, our numbers do the talking. But sometimes, when the issues are really big, it helps to join forces with like-minded organizations.
SAC belongs to several coalitions, which work to improve quality and access to health care in Canada. Below, you’ll find a list of some of the groups we’re affiliated with along with information about their mandates and membership.
HEAL, Organizations for Health Action, is a coalition of 40 national health organizations dedicated to improving the health of Canadians and the quality of care they receive. Our members are professional associations of regulated health care providers and organizations of health charities that provide a range of health care services across Canada.
Created in 1991, HEAL now represents more than 650,000 providers (and consumers) of health care. HEAL, as an organization, is uniquely positioned to champion issues and innovations that shape and reshape health care at the national level. A key focus for HEAL is the promotion of sustainable solutions and health system transformations for lasting impact on the health and well- being of all Canadians.
As a national coalition, HEAL decisions are based on a consensus-based approach. The coalition meets four times per year with the objectives of:
The EHPC membership consists of organizations that represent the regulated health professions that makeup Canada’s healthcare composite. The EHPC is a coalition of health providers allied to medicine and nursing that provide services within publicly and privately funded systems. The EHPC comprises over 100,000 of Canada’s regulated healthcare professionals. EHPC members come together because of a common interest in advancing public policy in support of the health and well-being of the people of Canada. The EHPC speaks with a singular voice to ensure that health services provided in the public and private sectors are fully recognized by stakeholders and decision-makers in patient health and are accessible to the Canadian public. The work of the EHPC is advanced through collaboration with partners in health, social care, and education to support a position that recognizes health services; involves a continuum of promotion, prevention, and treatment; and takes place across all sectors where people live and work. The EHPC aims to improve the health and welfare of all Canadians; promote excellence and innovation in health research, education, and practice; and promote the advancement, development, dissemination, and application of knowledge that advances health, social services and well-being for Canadians.
The EHPC aims to:
The Pan Canadian Alliance serves in a collaborative, information sharing capacity on behalf of provincial, territorial and national speech-language pathology and audiology professional associations. The Pan-Canadian Alliance focuses on issues of mutual benefit and interest, both for the betterment of the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology and on behalf of the clients whom our professions serve.
The Hearing Health Alliance of Canada is comprised of hearing health-related organizations working together to share information and achieve a common purpose, which is to be a unified national voice within the hearing health sector, profession and community.
It will guide - through collaboration - the future of the hearing health sector by:
The Canadian Coalition for Public Health in the 21st Century (CCPH21) is a national network of non-profit organizations, professional associations, health charities and academic researchers who share the common goal to improve and sustain the health of Canadians.
The Coalition formed in May 2003 and now includes 21 member organizations
CCPH21 advocates for public policy to ensure that adequate public health functions are in place and information is made available to protect and promote health, and prevent disease and injury.
CCPH21 aims to help all stakeholders work together for the future of public health by generating ideas and potential policy directions for discussion among both the public and decision-makers.
 Front line denotes mental health care provided directly to a patient but which is not necessarily or limited to primary care.