Coalition Calls for Long-Term Plan to Reinvest & Rebuild Hospital Bed Capacity

Date: November 17, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Coalition Calls for Long-Term Plan to Reinvest & Rebuild Hospital Bed Capacity Toronto – A memo obtained by the NDP, released in the media today, reveals that more than 4,300 patients stayed on stretchers in hospital corridors and the like for significant lengths of time, often waiting 40 – 70 hours for a bed, as the Brampton Civic hospital grappled with “Code Gridlock” for 65 days this year. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Ontario hospitals in every medium-to-large sized town...

CCMW's Letter To The Premier Regarding Bill 62

Date: November 17, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

  October 23, 2017 The Honourable Philippe CouillardPremier of QuebecMercier Building, 3rd floor835 boul. Rene-Levesque EastQuebec, G1A 1B4 Re: BILL 62 Dear Premier, We, the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW), are committed to the equality, equity and empowerment of all Canadian Muslim women. We are concerned about your government’s passage of Bill 62, which is inappropriately named “Religious Neutrality.” The Bill targets some Muslim women in the guise of security,...

Massive New Health Legislation Bill 160 Allows Private Hospitals, Changes Ambulance/Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes Act Among Others

Date: November 17, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Ontario Health Coalition - Urgent Update With No Public Consultation Ontario's  Government has Introduced Massive New Legislation  that Lifts the Ban on Private Hospitals and Changes the Ambulance Act, Long-Term Care Homes Act and Retirement Homes Act, among others ------------ The government introduced the legislation last month and it has passed second reading. The Standing Committee on General Government is holding only four days of public hearings, only in Toronto. The Ontario...

Patients’ and Coalition’s Claims Supported by Release of New Data on London Hospitals

Date: November 17, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Patients’ and Coalition’s Claims Supported by Release of New Data on London Hospitals London – Health coalition advocates, concerned about reports that London Health Sciences Centre was running at alarming rates of overcrowding in September, asked their local MPPs to look into the issue. London MPPs Teresa Armstrong and Peggy Sattler arranged for a freedom of information request to access hospital data. The numbers are horrific. Since May, the psychiatric unit has been running at...

Nominations now being accepted for Dan Benedict Memorial Award 2017

Date: October 23, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Nominations now being accepted for  Dan Benedict Memorial Award Ontario Society for Senior Citizens Organizations is seeking nominations and applications for its Dan Benedict Memorial Award. This distinguished award celebrates the contributions of an individual or organization that advances social justice for seniors in their community. The Award honors the legacy of former board member Dan Benedict. In his memory, OSSCO annually reaches out to the community to find individuals and...

REPORT Private Clinics & the Threat to Public Medicare in Canada: Results of Surveys with Private Clinics and Patients

Date: September 13, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Results of Surveys with Private Clinics & Patients Toronto – Surveys of hundreds of private health clinics and patients reveal that extra user-fees amounting to hundreds or even thousands of dollars are threatening access to health care and hurting patients, and Canada’s governments are doing too little to stop it. A new cross-Canada study includes the results of surveys with of 136 private hospital, diagnostic and “boutique” physician clinics across Canada and with almost 400...

Larry Duffield Senior-of-the-year 2017

Date: August 16, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

MEDIA RELEASE: August 9, 2017 City of Windsor's Mayor Drew Dilkens took time away from his chair to congratulate Larry Duffield, retired diplomat and dedicated volunteer for his contributions to Windsor and Ontario seniors at its regular Council meeting on August 8th. Every year Ontario Senior of the Year Award gives each municipality in Ontario the opportunity to honour one local senior. This year, Windsor had the pleasure of presenting Larry with the prestigious Ontario Senior of the Year...

Consultation Report of Canada’s Possible Accession to the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Date: August 9, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

The Consultation Report of Canada’s Possible Accession to the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is now available online through the Consulting with Canadians website. To access the report, please click here. The report is also available in other formats, including large print, braille, audio cassette, audio CD, e-text diskette, e-text CD and DAISY. To access other formats of the report, you may submit a form online, available...

Universities Strengthen Economy with $115.8 Billion Impact

Date: August 4, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Did you know that according to our new report, "Driving a Prosperous Future: Economic Analysis of the Lasting Impact of Ontario Universities," Ontario's universities make a total economic impact of $115.8 billion on the province's GDP? But measuring the economic impact of Ontario’s universities tells only part of the story. What it doesn’t quantify are the invaluable ways our students, staff, faculty and researchers are rooted in our communities. Whether it’s addressing complex...

Larry Duffield 2017 Recipient of Ontario’s Senior of the Year Award

Date: August 3, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

For immediate release August 2, 2017 Ontario has many adults 50+ who do wonderful things locally or who impact on people’s lives across Ontario. It takes a very special person who can do both. Larry Duffield, retired diplomat, volunteer extraordinaire and repatriated Windsorite does just that. This year Mayor Drew Dilkens recognized Larry’s many contributions and nominated him for the Ontario Senior of the Year Award. Every year Ontario Senior of the Year Award gives each municipality...


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