M.P. TJ Harvey's Housing Accessibility E-Petition

Date: May 4, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

  Dear Stakeholder, We need YOUR support for TJ Harvey’s motion on VisitABILITY (M-157). HOW? PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE the E-PETITION link for M-157! SIGN PETITION HERE to help us reach our goal for a more ACCESSIBLE CANADA! Visitable homes have three basic accessibility features: No step entrance – At minimum, there must be one accessible, no-step, level entrance at the front, back or side of the house with an accessible route to the driveway. Clear passageways – All doorways...

Emergency Alert Test Will Ping Your Cell Phone Next Week

Date: May 4, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Emergency alert test will ping your cellphone next week Tests will happen May 7 in Ontario and Quebec and May 9 in rest of the country The Canadian Press    May 1, 2018 - Millions of cellphones, tablets and other portable devices will sound off across the country next week to test Canada's new public emergency alert system. The country's broadcast and telecom regulator says the tests will be carried out next Monday in Ontario and Quebec and on Wednesday in the rest of the...

Senators Recommend Delaying Cannabis Bill For A Year To Address Indigenous Issues

Date: May 4, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

First Nations say their governments will face new social challenges from legal cannabis  John Paul Tasker · CBC News   May 1, 2018 - A Senate committee wants the Trudeau government to put off its marijuana legalization plans for roughly a year to allow Indigenous communities time to prepare.  Members of the Senate's Aboriginal peoples committee are recommending the Liberal government hold back on legalizing cannabis for up to a year in order to address its potential...

Horwath Calls London "Ground Zero" for Health Care Mess

Date: May 3, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

When speaking about health care across Ontario, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says she uses London as an example of how the system is failing patients. Horwath stopped in London on Tuesday night to hold a townhall meeting on health care at Goodwill Industries, where nearly 70 people packed a third-floor conference room. “I don’t know how many times I’ve said that London is like the ground zero for problems in our health care system, with the cutbacks that people are having to face...

Ontario Motorists' Overpaid $5 Billion Over 5 Years For Auto Insurance: Report

Date: May 3, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Ontario drivers may have overpaid as much as $5 billion on their auto insurance premiums over the past five years, according to a report released Tuesday by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association. By Jenny Yuen The Toronto Sun  May 2018 - And while claims declined, insurance company profits grew to $1.5 billion in 2016 — up nearly 60% compared to four years earlier, says the report written by professor Fred Lazar, of the York University Schulich School of Business professor Dr. Fred...

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...

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