Tara Kiran and Peter MacLeod
OurCare: Engaging the public on the future of primary care in Canada
Date and time
Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 12-1 p.m. ET
OurCare is a 12-month national initiative to engage members of the public on the future of primary care in Canada. This session will review findings from Phases 1 and 2 of the project—the national research survey and the Ontario provincial reference panel. We will reflect on lessons learned through the process and discuss the potential for engaging the public to influence health policy.
Dr. Tara Kiran is the Fidani Chair in Improvement and Innovation and Vice-Chair Quality and Innovation at the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto. She practices family medicine with the St. Michael’s Hospital Academic Family Health Team and is an associate professor at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME). Her research seeks to improve quality in primary care by influencing policy and practice.
Peter MacLeod is the founder and principal of MASS LBP, and one of Canada’s leading experts in public engagement and deliberative democracy. Since its founding in 2007, MASS has completed more than 200 major policy projects for governments and public agencies across Canada while popularizing the use of Civic Lotteries and Citizens’ Assemblies, and earning international recognition for its work.
Peter frequently writes and speaks about citizens’ experience of the state, the importance of public imagination and the future of responsible government.
A graduate of the University of Toronto and Queen’s University, MacLeod is the past chair of Toronto’s Wellesley Institute for Urban Health and currently serves on the boards of the Environics Institute and the YMCA of Greater Toronto. He is also an adjunct lecturer at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.