The Manitoba Health Coalition (MHC) is a non-profit, non-partisan health care advocacy organization established in 2018 to work for the preservation and expansion of universal, public health care. We are a leading voice in the fight against efforts to privatize health care.
We advocate for evidence-based improvements to our public health care system, stimulate public education on health care issues and drive positive change to our health care system through campaigns across the province.
MHC prides itself on its diverse membership which includes health care labour unions, community groups and individual Manitobans from all walks of life. This structure is also represented on our Board of Directors. We are united under our shared vision for a strong, public health care system that works for all Manitobans without distinction of race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, political belief, immigration status, and economic or social condition.
We believe public health care is a fundamental right for every Manitoban based on the principles (public administration, universality, comprehensiveness, accessibility and portability) and conditions (no extra billing or user fees, or queue-jumping) of the Canada Health Act:
The Manitoba Health Coalition works in collaboration with the Canadian Health Coalition to push for action on issues under federal jurisdiction, and with our fellow provincial and territorial health coalitions on the issues facing public health care, families and health care workers across the country.
In addition to our mission to preserve, expand and fight for universal, public health care, the Manitoba Health Coalition campaigns on related issues, including:
- Seniors Care
- Mental Health and Addictions
- Maternal and Women's Health
- Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity