Kingston Health Coalition
Statement of Purpose
- The Kingston Health Coalition is committed to maintaining and enhancing
our publicly funded, publicly administered health care system.
- We believe the principles of the Canada Health Act must be honoured and
- We are committed to mobilizing the public to take action to challenge the
dismantling of our treasures national health care system.
- We believe that all members of a community should have the right to food,
security, adequate housing, quality child care, employment, education, health
care and a safe environment in our homes and our communities.
- We will promote social and economic justice to build a society where every
participant contributes fairly.
- The Kingston Health Coalition will be an action-oriented coalition with a
focus on eliminating the privatization of our health care system.
- We will collectively develop fair and equitable alternatives for reforming
the health care system. To implement our action plan we will work with
existing community coalitions and work to develop and encourage the growth of
new community coalitions.
- The Kingston Health Coalition is a partner of the Ontario Health
- We will promote and foster our vision.
Structure of the Kingston Health Coalition
- The Kingston Health Coalition is an action coalition consisting of local
organizations and individuals who agree with our Statement of Purpose.
- Decisions will be made by majority vote of those present at the meeting.
- Every attempt will be made to first make decisions by consensus.
- The Kingston Health Coalition will have two co-chairs, one from the
community and one from the labour movement.
- We will aim for gender parity.
- There will be an administrative committee that consists of the two
co-chairs and one additional representative from the labour movement and one
additional representative from the community.
- The purpose of the administrative committee will be to deal with issues
that come up between meetings. It will meet as needed.
- The Kingston Health Coalition will meet on a monthly or as needed basis at
the time and place decided by the members.
- At least two members of labour and two members from the community must be