Health Care

Responses to Ethical Issues

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops encourages and where possible works with provincial and federal governments as well as healthcare providers and organizations to help bring about comprehensive living conditions which foster the health and wellbeing of all citizens, to support the delivery of universal healthcare in Canada, and to bring communities closer together in order that patients may be assured of care and accompaniment throughout their illness with the involvement of all members of society. As part of the Church’s divine mission to preach the Gospel and to defend truth, the Bishops of Canada have at times raised concern and voiced opposition regarding healthcare practices and legislation which they have deemed contrary to God’s loving plan for creation.