Lobbying Activity Report

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Organization: Canadian Diabetes Association operating as Diabetes Canada
Associated registration: 6886-728-17
Lobbying Activity date: 2020-11-26
Arranged a meeting: No
Posted date: 2020-12-14

In-house lobbyists who participated in the lobbying activity: Russell Williams
Kimberly Hanson
Joan King
Senior Public Office Holders who were lobbied in this activity: Meghan Day, Provincial Dietitian/Director
Nutrition and Physical Activity, Population and Public Health Division, Health

Amie Mazza, A/Director, Provincial and Specialized Services, Health Services Division
Provincial and Specialized Services, Health Services Division, Health

Nicholas Schnee, Executive Director for Cardiac Services BC and Stroke Services BC
Cardiac Services BC and Stroke Services BC, Provincial Health Services Authority
 
Subject Matter of the Lobbying Activity
Specific Topics of Lobbying Communications Intended Outcomes Associated Subject Matters
Diabetes Canada asks the government of British Columbia, the Minister of Health in particular, the official opposition and individual MLAs to extend support to the federal government for our recommendation that the federal government invest in and lead a nation-wide diabetes strategy, Diabetes 360.

Diabetes Canada lobbyists, together with patient advocates, speak directly to elected officials about Diabetes 360 in individual meetings, at community events, in caucus meetings, and at MLA functions such as receptions. We also send correspondence, including letters and emails that include information about the benefit to the province of a nation-wide diabetes strategy. We also connect with and deliver our call to action through social media channels.

Diabetes 360 is a nation-wide comprehensive strategy to achieve improved diabetes prevention, screening, treatment, and health outcomes. When a nation-wide diabetes strategy is adopted, provinces and territories will benefit from the federal government's financial investment and leadership to develop a coordinated approach to reversing the diabetes epidemic and reducing the tremendous personal and economic burdens of the disease.
  • Development or enactment of any regulation, including the enactment of a regulation for the purposes of amending or repealing a regulation
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
Health
Diabetes Canada recommends that the government of British Columbia develop a provincial diabetes strategy using our Diabetes 360 strategy framework.

Diabetes Canada speaks to executive members of the Ministry of Health as well as the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) about developing a provincial diabetes strategy to address the accelerating prevalence of type 2 diabetes in BC, as well as the increasing public cost to treat diabetes and its complications, including kidney failure, heart attacks, strokes, blindness and amputations. Diabetes Canada presents its comprehensive strategy framework, Diabetes 360, as a template to build a provincial strategy. PHSA committed in 2019 to developing a strategy by spring 2020, but it has yet to be presented or launched.
  • Development or enactment of any regulation, including the enactment of a regulation for the purposes of amending or repealing a regulation
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
Health
 
Senior officer who filed this Lobbying Activity Report: Laura Syron
 
The above name is that of the most senior paid officer who is responsible for filing a Lobbying Activity Report for the organization (the Designated Filer), whether that person participated in this lobbying activity or not.

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