Lab Tours

As part of our ongoing advocacy efforts, CSMLS continues its commitment to increase awareness for medical laboratory professionals through lab tours for Members of Parliament (MPs) in their local riding laboratories. Every year, we facilitate several lab tours to give MPs an in-depth look at the importance of the work done in the lab and its effect in health care.
 The tours continue to be a vital part of CSMLS’s advocacy campaign to bring awareness and understanding of the med lab profession directly to our federal decision makers.

2019 Lab Tours

MP Elizabeth May, Saanich Peninsula Hospital, Saanichton, BC

Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Oulton College, Moncton, NB

MP Mel Arnold, Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Vernon, BC

Senator Percy Downe, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown, PEI

MP Wayne Long, Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, NB

MP Erin O’Toole, Ontario Tech University, Oshawa, ON

MP Bev Shipley, Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, Strathroy, ON

2018 Lab Tours

MLA Daniel Davies, Fort St John Hospital & Peace Villa Facility Laboratory, Fort St John, BC

MP Dr Colin Carrie, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON

Sarah Watson (on behalf of MP Stephanie Kusie), Rockyview General Hospital, Calgary, AB

MP Raj Saini, St Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener, ON

MP Wayne Long, Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, NB

MP Wayne Stetski, East Kootenay Regional Hospital, Cranbrook, BC

MP Irene Mathyssen, London Health Sciences, Victoria Hospital, London, ON

MP Tom Kmiec, South Health Campus, Calgary, AB

MP Bob Zimmer, Fort St John Hospital & Peace Villa Facility Laboratory, Fort St John, BC

2017 Lab Tours

MP Rachel Blaney, Campbell River Hospital, Campbell River, BC

MP Bob Bratina, Hamilton General Hospital, Hamilton, ON

MP Sean Casey & PEI Minister of Health, Robert Henderson Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown, PE

MP Ziad Aboultaif, Northeast Community Hospital, Edmonton, AB

MP Harold Albrecht, Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, ON

MP Karen Vecchio, St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital St. Thomas, ON

MP Ruby Sahota, Brampton Civic Hospital, Brampton, ON

2015 Lab Tours

CSMLS President Tania Toffner & MP Mike Allen tour the lab at Upper River Valley Hospital in Carleton County, NB

CSMLS President Tania Toffner, MP Mike Allen & the staff of Upper River Valley Hospital in Carleton County. NB

MP Mike Allen looking through the microscope at a PB smear

MP Mike Allen standing next to the prestigious ISO15189 PlusIQMH accreditation

2014 Lab Tours

MP Joe Daniel (centre) gets in-depth education about testing by North York General laboratory staff. Photo credit: North York General Hospital

MP Dean Allison (second from right) visits West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Laboratory

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement : We respectfully acknowledge the CSMLS office, located in Hamilton, Ontario, is situated upon the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississauga Nation, Anishinaabe Peoples, and the Neutral Peoples. This land is covered by the Dish With One Spoon wampum, which is a treaty between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe to share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We further acknowledge that this land is covered by the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, 1792, between the Crown and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.


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