Over the years, SCAGO has met with and worked with various Ministers of Health including Deb Matthews and Eric Hoskins.
We have also reached out to the current administration on racialized health issues.
In collaboration with the Thalassemia Foundation of Canada (TFI), SCAGO has also held Action days at Queen’s Park on March 19, 2014; April 10, 11, 2016; February 27, 2017; and on March 27, 2018.
The Action days serve to raise awareness of sickle cell disease among policymakers as well as present the ASKs from the sickle cell disease community.
It is worth noting that funding for the Red Blood Cell Disorders Clinic (Toronto General Hospital) was announced by Minister Eric Hoskins during the Action Day 2017