Ontario Day of Action: Defend the Rights of Residents and Workers in Long-Term Care Homes

The Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) together with frontline health and elder care advocate organizations are holding a Day of Action on Long-Term Care in Ontario on October 8 at 11:00 am. The OHC is calling for immediate action by the Ford government to recruit and train staff; improve pay and working conditions and provide full-time work; and to implement a minimum care standard of four hours of hands on care per resident per day. The OHC is also calling for an end to for-profit long-term care.

In keeping with current public health restrictions limiting outdoor gatherings to a maximum of 25 people, the day of action will take the form of motorcades and press conferences. Participants are asked to be in their cars and make themselves visible by affixing signs and decorations with messages about the need to improve long-term care and make it public.

People are asked to RSVP their local health coalition to confirm they are coming out. More events are being organized every day — 17 cities and towns have announced events as of September 30. Visit the OHC website for updates: here. All actions take place at 11:00 am unless otherwise noted.

Ottawa

11:00 am-12:00 pm
Carlingview Manor (a Revera home), 2330 Carling Ave.
12:00-1:00 pm
West End Villa (an Extendicare home), 2179 Elmira Dr.
1:00-2:00 pm
Conservative MPP Jeremy Roberts’ office, Unit 500, 1580 Merivale Rd.
Call Mary Catherine (613) 899-5158 or Nancy at (613) 875-0474

 

Kingston

Concession St. and Princess St. Traffic Circle
Call Matthew (613) 542-5834

 

Peterborough

Conservative MPP Dave Smith’s office, 1123 Water St.
Call Roy (705) 745-2446, rbrady1@cogeco.ca

 

Kawartha Lakes-Lindsay

Victoria Park, 190 Kent St. W.
Call Bonnie (416) 567-1163, kawarthalakeshealthcoalition@gmail.com

 

Durham

Whitby Conservative MPP Lorne Co’s office, 114 Dundas St. E.
(cars line up on Perry St. for motorcade)
Call Charlie (416) 557-5935, wccourneyea@gmail.com or Lance (905) 431-0823

 

Sudbury

Pioneer Manor Long-Term Care Home, 960 Notre Dame Ave.
Call Melissa (705) 662-8506 or Dot (705) 566-9072

 

Scarborough

Conservative MPP Raymond Cho’s office, 4559 Sheppard Ave. E.
Call Kingsley (416) 835-3377, mercury28@gmail.com

 

Toronto

Queen’s Park, Grosvenor St., Wellesley Ave and Queen’s Park Circle
Call Megan (647) 549-3683 or the
OHC office (416) 441-2502, ohc@sympatico.ca

 

Brampton

Conservative MPP Amarjot Sandhu’s office, 10 Gilligan Dr.
Call Richard (647)237-5153

 

Hamilton

Gore Park, King and James St.
Call Janina (905) 545-5514, jlebon@sympatico.ca

 

Niagara

Conservative MPP Sam Oosterhoff’s office, 4961 King St, Beamsville
Call Sue Hotte (905) 932-1646 niagarahealthcoalition@yahoo.ca

 

Kitchener-Waterloo

Conservative MPP Amy Fee’s office, 4281 King St. E.
Call Jim (519) 588-5841, waterlooregionhealthcoalition@gmail.com

 

Oxford

Conservative MPP Ernie Hardeman’s office, 12 Perry St., Woodstock
Call Bryan (226) 228-8309 or Alma (519) 485-2438

 

London

Conservative MPP Jeff Yurek’s office, 750 Talbot St., St. Thomas
Call Bryan (226) 228-8309 or Alma (519) 485-2438

 

Chatham

Conservative MPP Rick Nicholls’ office, 111 Heritage Rd
Call Shirley (226) 402-2724, goddess@bell.net

 

Windsor

Heron Terrace Long-Term Care Community, 11550 McNorton St.
Call Tracey (519) 995-0239

 

Thunder Bay

Ontario Government Building, 189 Red River Rd. and Water St.
Call Jules (807) 577-5946

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