With 13 healthcare systems, each with their own regional intricacies, Canadian healthcare can feel a bit complex. In addition, a surplus of conflicting and unreliable information online, an aging population and rapidly evolving medical treatments can make it difficult for individuals to manage their health.
Canadian Health Literacy at a Glance
60% OF CANADIANS
have low health literacy
15% OF CANADIANS
are without a family doctor
per year in excess healthcare costs can be attributed to low health literacy in Canada
Health Literacy empowers Canadians to navigate the healthcare system and make better health decisions.
How We Help
Learn where to find support
Understand medical instructions
Organize healthcare appointments
Know how to analyze the risks and benefits of treatment
Understand medical conditions