Perspectives Unveiled • Cardiovascular Network of Canada — CANet


Perspectives Unveiled

Increasing Our Understanding Between Healthcare Providers and Patients

Informed by Patients and Caregivers

CANet’s Public Forum welcomes and brings together the public, various patients and caregivers, and healthcare professionals to hear from and pose questions to leading cardiac experts and guest speakers and share experiences of living well.

We welcome all cardiac patients and caregivers to attend our free event to interact with your community in a kind, safe, and respectful manner.

Please note: Most content will be presented in English, and auto-generated French translation captions will be available.

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Event Host / Keynote

We look forward to a great evening of discussions hosted by the trio who make up Sickboy — Jeremie Saunders, Taylor Macgillivary and Brian Stever. Sickboy is determined to break down the stigma associated with illness and disease and work to tackle health taboos with people who have experienced them firsthand.

Their podcast was born in a public library recording room, and five years later, they are a CBC Podcast, using their voices to start conversations and create change in healthcare systems and homes around the world.

Stay tuned for our complete lineup of speakers and agenda!


Is this event free?

Yes, this event is completely free to attend.

Who is the target audience of the event?

The target audience is cardiac patients and caregivers.

Is the event space accessible?

Yes, the hotel has accessible areas with accessible routes from the main public entrance to the meeting room.

Is the event in both French and English?

We will strive to meet the needs of both French and English-speaking guests. 

October 25, 2023

5:30PM – 8:00PM EDT

Le Westin Montreal
270 Saint-Antoine Ouest
Montreal, Québec

Questions or Need Assistance?

CANet strives to host inclusive and accessible events that enable all attendees to engage fully. To request accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact:

Courtney Gingrich
Engagement Lead
[email protected]

Supporting Inclusive Communities

We particularly welcome attendance from those who may identify as:

  • Members of Indigenous communities
  • Racialized, ethnic and cultural minority groups
  • Individuals with (dis)ability
  • Members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities
  • Francophones and people who speak English as their second language


Our Partners

Canadian Heart Function (CHF) Alliance

A pan-Canadian, patient-driven research network dedicated to overcoming the challenges of heart failure to improve its prediction, prevention, diagnosis and management.

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Pewaseskwan (Indigenous Wellness Research Group)

Led by Dr. Alexandra King and Prof. Malcolm King, the teams collaborate with Indigenous communities, supporting them as they undertake their own health and wellness research.

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