Ontario Health Coalition
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Ontario Human Rights Inquiry Press Conferences
This month, we are releasing our request for an Inquiry by the Ontario Human Rights Commissioner into the human rights discrimination against the elderly in access to and levels of care in hospitals and long-term care. There will be regional press conferences across the province over the next two weeks highlighting both local and provincial systemic issues in health care and the discrimination elders in Ontario face as a result. We encourage everyone to watch the press conferences, which will all live streamed to the Ontario Health Coalition Facebook page. All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (Toronto time).
For-Profit Long-Term Care Briefing
The for-profit LTC chain Extendicare has applied for a new 30-year license and expansion of existing beds in Kingston. This is a worrying development, and one that is time contingent, which is why we will be hosting a public meeting by Zoom to organize our intervention in the public consultation on this issue. The public consultation will be taking place this week, so it is of vital importance that we work together to intervene.
Tuesday March 16
7 pm, featuring Natalie Mehra, executive director, and two Kingston Health Coalition speakers
To join the Zoom meeting, click on the following link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87857741967?pwd=V01HZFVmUDcvV083NmZpREljekQ1dz09
Meeting ID: 878 5774 1967 Passcode: 769834
or contact the Kingston Health Coalition at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Long-Term Care Town Hall Meetings
This month, there are online town hall meetings being organized by Canadians4LTC to discuss long-term care and national standards for long-term care in Canada. All town hall meetings will be live streamed to the Canadians4LTC Facebook page & YouTube channel.
Tuesday March 16
4 pm, featuring Natalie Mehra, executive director of the Ontario Health Coalition, and other Provincial Health Coalitions’ leaders
Tuesday March 23
4 pm**, featuring Green Party leader Annamie Paul, Green Party MP Jenica Atwin, Green Party Ontario leader Mike Schreiner (note: previous sessions had NDP and Liberal Party reps)
Tuesday March 30
4 pm**, featuring Canadian Nurses, Co-hosted by Natalie Stake-Doucet RN, MSc, PhD (c) Quebec CNA representative, Meghan Eaker, RN, member of Woodland Cree First Nation, Mike Villeneuve, RN, M.Sc., CEO of the Canadian Nurses Association, Linda Silas, President of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (TBC)
**Times subject to change
Long-Term Care Speaker Series
The PhD Policy Studies program at Ryerson University will be hosting the 7th talk of their Speaker Series, “The Right to Care in the Time of COVID: The Case of Nursing Homes” with Dr. Pat Armstrong, Distinguished Research Professor in Sociology at York University. This event will be hosted online using Zoom. A Zoom link and password to access the event will be sent via email to all folks registered. You can download Zoom on your device for free using the following link: https://zoom.us/.
Friday March 19
3 pm, To register for the event, click the following link and follow the instructions given: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-right-to-care-in-the-time-of-covid-the-case-of-nursing-homes-tickets-143023797027?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
Local Health Coalition Meetings
Everyone is welcome to join regular local health coalition meetings, where discussions on local and provincial public health care take place. They are listed below for the next month. If your local coalition is holding a meeting or has a regular monthly meeting date, please email back with ATTN: SALAH in the subject line and let us know.
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