In the last year, #Linkedmoms has been an active advocate on helping public funding for IVF be a part of the conversation in Canada. One in six people is affected by Infertility in our country. One of the most important messages that I made last year during the OHIP4IVF campaign is that YOU may not have been affected by infertility issues but infertility issues affects us all. A report by the University of Alberta (The Assisted Reproductive Technologies report) found that the province of Alberta can save up to $97 million by coupling public funding with single embryo transfer for those who need IVF.
Last spring we were happy to see that public funding for IVF was added to the Ontario provincial budget. Ontario has joined Quebec and Manitoba in funding partial or providing a tax credits. We are continuing to support the conversation of publicly supported infertility treatments and look to Alberta to be the next province that will join the movement to create healthy families in Canada.
On Wednesday, October 8th at 8 pm, Linkedmoms chat will focus on how you can become an advocate for public funding for IVF. Hosted by Generations of Hope, during the chat, we will be illustrating ways that you can keep the conversation going. We want to help you advocate and petition your MLA. You can read Paula Schuck’s and Brooke Berry’s post on how you can take steps to advocate for Invitro Fertilization treatment in Alberta.
Join the conversation using the
#ABHC4IVF and #ABPOLI hashtags.
Website: Generations of Hope
Please join us for this very important hour on how to advocate for public funding of IVF in Alberta:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
HASHTAGS: #ABHC4IVF and #abpoli
8:00 – 9:00pm (EST)
7:00 – 8:00pm (CST)
6:00 – 7:00pm (MST)
5:00 – 6:00pm (PST)