The Religion in the Public Sphere Initiative is hosting a forum on September 27 at the Multi-Faith Centre that will examine the legacies and contemporary significance of religion in today’s publicly-funded healthcare system.

“Care of Souls and the Soul of Care: Religious Diversity and PubliclyFunded Healthcare” welcomes several distinguished speakers to consider whether religion has made a difference in the success or failure of publicly-funded healthcare systems – and whether such systems respond effectively to the challenges that religious diversity poses for biomedical healthcare.

The forum will examine whether religion, and most specifically Christianity, retains any influence within Canadian healthcare, and whether increasing religious diversity has affected the commitment to, and delivery of, such care.



 WHAT:      Care of Souls and the Soul of Care: Religious Diversity and Publicly-Funded Healthcare Forum


  • Gary Rodin (Head of Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital)
  • Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham (Professor of Nursing)
  • Andrea Lennox (Registered Midwife)
  • Michael AbdurRashid Taylor (Mental Health Professional)
  • Rachel Olson (Aboriginal Health Issues Researcher)

WHERE:       Multi-Faith Centre, 569 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

WHEN:          3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Thursday, September 27

For more information, contact:

Siri Hansen, Project Coordinatorrps@utoronto.ca