Care Watch Ontario: Seniors - Your Votes Count!

Date: April 25, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Care Watch Ontario, a volunteer-run, senior-led, non-profit has prepared a basket of information to help seniors recognize the importance of their vote in the next provincial election on June 7, 2018. Care Watch Ontario suggests that you ask questions of both the candidate and the party and find out what they plan to do for seniors. For more information, click here.

Hallway Healthcare

Date: April 19, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

HALLWAY HEALTH CARE This woman spent 47 hours waiting for surgery in the Sunnybrook ER, with shattered wrists, a broken elbow, cracked ribs and internal bleeding. An investigation into the overcrowding of Toronto ERs Toronto Life By Alison Motluk | Photograph by Nathan Cyprys | April 16, 2018   The day Kelly Yerxa had her accident was mostly uneventful. It was a Friday in January 2016. After finishing work in Cambridge, where she is the city’s director of legal...

Support Seniors. Petition to Parliament

Date: April 16, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

This March 2018, Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations' Board Member, Ghazy Mujahid initiated petition E-1566 to call upon the Government of Canada to appoint a Minister or a Special Advisor on Seniors Affairs to the Prime Minister.  500 electronic signatures need to be received before April 30, 2018 before the petition can be debated in Parliament. Ghazy’s petition explains that seniors are Canada’s fastest growing cohort and that by 2036, seniors will represent one-quarter...

Ontario Health Coalition Calls for Improvements in Access and Care in Ontario’s Long Term Care Homes

Date: April 16, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Drafted in conjunction with the OHC by University of Toronto Health Policy StudentsJinyu Jing, Charlotte Pape, Maleeha Shams, Chuqiao Yan Feb.16, 2018 With an aging population, complex care needs, and increased incidence of dementia, the need for safe and appropriate care in Ontario is growing, yet there is no current plan to meet these requirements. Wait lists for long-term care number 34,000 and families are suffering, sometimes for years, without support. While every day tremendous...

Ontario Health Coalition Comments On Ontario Budget

Date: March 29, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Media Release                                                                                                            March 28, 2018                                                                                                            Good news budget but most health care funding back-end loaded to years away:  Health...

Farewell to Board member Hazel Saint-Pierre

Date: January 23, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

It was with shock and sadness that we learned of the passing of OSSCO board member Hazel L. Outram Saint-Pierre on January 5, 2018. Hazel lived life to the fullest and was well known for her volunteer activities. She was an active volunteer with Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations (OSSCO) including our Senior Advisory Committee which organized the Seniors Symposium on Reducing Social Isolation as well as elder abuse prevention in retirement homes. Hazel continued to volunteer...

Urgent Update: Success In Stopping Private Hospitals

Date: December 12, 2017 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Private Clinics Still a Very Significant Threat; Rest of Bill 160 Remains ​Success! Working with Minister Hoskins and Premier Wynne, We Are On Our Way to Ensuring the Ban on Private Hospitals Remains We are pleased to be able to report that the Minister of Health, Dr. Eric Hoskins and Premier Kathleen Wynne agreed with our concerns about private hospitals in Schedule 9 of Bill 160 which is currently going through Ontario's Legislature. Schedule 9 repeals the Private Hospitals Act. This...

Feds Should Switch To Points System for Parent, Grandparent Visas

Date: December 12, 2017 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

It’s fairer and smarter than the new lottery process. MISSISSAUGA, ONT.—For the Canadian government to reach its annual quota of visas for parents and grandparents (PGP), which in 2017 was 10,000, prospective sponsors are required to file basic information about themselves during the first 30 days of the year on an online “interest to sponsor” form. From these, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) randomly selects those to be invited to submit completed sponsorship...

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

Date: November 17, 2017 Author: ocsco 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 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,...


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