Join An Online Day of Action to Fix Long-Term Care in Ontario!

*Friday, May 1st, 2020 – All Day on Facebook*

A Call-Out from the Ontario Health Coalition

Posted April 29th, 2020 on Niagara At Large

Dear Fellow Ontarians,

COVID-19 is spreading exponentially in Ontario’s long-term care homes. The homes already suffered critical staffing shortages and inadequate levels of care before COVID-19. Now the situation is an emergency.

The Ford government has made improvements to testing, and their recent announcement to improve wages for frontline workers was a huge step forward to improving long-term care for workers and residents. We need to make sure these wage increases become permanent and get Doug Ford to address other systemic issues in long-term care.

The conditions of care for our loved ones are the conditions of work for the staff. We, the families, the residents, concerned community members, staff, health professionals, nurses, doctors, unions are speaking with onevoice. We have a chance to make real progress now.

*HOW CAN YOU JOIN THE ONLINE DAY OF ACTION*

Click on – 

<https://www.facebook.com/events/244816503381892/> to the Facebook event page and add a comment.

   – If you’re a Twitter user, *tweet your photo* using the hashtag  #FixLTCFord and tag @fordnation .

   – You can also post to Instagram.

   – Don’t forget to include the hashtag in all your posts #FixLTCFord so that we can count you as joining in the Day of Action.

It takes just minutes to participate but can make all the difference for residents and workers in long-term care.

We are asking Doug Ford to:

   – Immediately improved access to PPE

   – Permanently improved wages + full time work

   – 4-hr minimum care standard

   – Better infection control

   – No more for-profit care

Invite your friends and family to join this Online Rally. Spread the word and let’s make senior care a priority well after the pandemic is over.

This event is organized by the Ontario Health Coalition and many community partners (optional: when sending this out, you can insert your organization’s name here).

A printable version of the poster is attached both as a pdf and jpg. Just print off the poster, take a picture of yourself holding the poster, and post it online on social media.

— We rely on donations & memberships from people who care about protecting public health care for all according to principles of compassion, equity and the public interest.

*~ Protecting Public Medicare for All ~*

Ontario Health Coalition

Our Mission – Our primary goal is to protect and improve our public health care system. We work to honour and strengthen the principles of the Canada Health Act. We are led by our shared commitment to core values of equality, democracy, social inclusion and social justice; and by the five principles of the Act: universality; comprehensiveness; portability; accessibility and public administration. We are a non-profit, non-partisan public interest activist coalition and network.

For more information on the Ontario Health Coalition and its advocacy work, click on – www.ontariohealthcoalition.ca

NIAGARA AT LARGE encourages you to join the conversation by sharing your views on this post in the space following the Bernie Sanders quote below.

“A Politician Thinks Of The Next Election. A Leader Thinks Of The Next Generation.” – Bernie Sanders

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