Privacy Notice

The personal information you provide to Health Canada will be collected by Mahihkan Management on behalf of Health Canada’s Indigenous End-of-Life Care Policy team under Section 4 of the Department of Health Act and handled in accordance with the Privacy Act. Your decision to participate or not is yours alone and there will be no consequences if you decide not to participate.

Why are we collecting your personal information?  We require your personal information to prepare a list of participants and sign-in sheets for the dialogue sessions as well as to conduct follow-ups on registration details, and reimbursement of travel and honoraria allowances. Emails will also be used to provide you with information about validation meetings that will occur after dialogue sessions are complete. The protection of your personal information is very important to us and we will make every effort to safeguard it.

Will we use or share your personal information for any other reason?  The feedback or comments you share in these dialogue sessions will be transcribed by note-takers. Sessions may also be recorded using graphic recording (a creative process for real-time translation of conversations into text and pictures) and/or through videorecording to support note-taking. The feedback will be summarized and used to inform the planned What We Heard report to be completed in 2025. If you choose to identify as Indigenous, or to provide any other demographic information, this information will be summarized and may be referenced in the report. None of the information included in the report will be linked to your name or any identifying information. The summarized information may also be shared with other governmental departments and Indigenous organizations peer-reviewing the planned What We Heard report. In this report, we will make every effort to ensure any quotes or content drawn from your feedback or comments do not contain information that could be used to identify you.

What happens if you don’t want to provide your personal information? If you choose not to provide your name and contact information, we may be unable to process your registration which may mean you cannot participate in the dialogue sessions. Refusal to provide an email address will prevent us from administering reimbursements for travel or the participant honoraria.

What are your rights? You have the right to access and request a correction and/or notation to your personal information. You also have a right to complain to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada if you feel your personal information has been handled improperly. For more information about these rights, or about how we handle your personal information, please contact the Indigenous End-of-Life Policy team at

For more information: The collection of your personal information is described in Info Source at Refer to the personal information bank (PIB) PSU 938 - Outreach Activities.