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.