In The News
November 29, 2023
SSAO Op Ed Published in the Ottawa Citizen
Print Edition and Online
This is part of Seniors for Social Action Ontario's advocacy and public education strategy.
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Elders are not the problem — Ontario's bad public policy is
Why is all the money going to institutional long-term care instead of to non-profit community agencies and cities, which could do a better job of supporting people at home?
November 21, 2023
Dr. Patricia Spindel, Chair of Seniors for Social Action (Ontario) appeared on the Owen Sound radio station 560 CFOS
on November 20, 2023
Those who called in were amazing. If you care about Home Care and Bill 135, this is worth a listen.
October 8, 2022 The Toronto Star
There are 150 LTC homes with active COVID outbreaks, compared to just 14 outbreaks at the same time last year and 51 at this time back in 2020.
October 5, 2022 - Angus Reid Institute
Information Bulletin and Analysis
Is the Ford Government Losing Public Support Over Bill 7 and Its Handling of Health Care?
A poll just released by Angus Reid shows that 53% of Ontarians consider Bill 7 a violation of the rights of vulnerable people, and think it should not have been considered as a solution in emptying hospital beds.
September 26, 2022
A Response to Our Letter
The Minister of Long-Term Care has responded to Seniors for Social Action Ontario's letter but has failed to address a single concern that was raised.
September 24, 2022 - CTV News Ottawa
Seniors are speaking out about the impacts of a new Ontario government bill aimed at freeing up bed space in hospitals by potentially moving patients far from their preferred destinations.
They say the bill is already taking a toll on many families. .......
Jeremie Charron, CTV News Ottawa
September 15, 2022 The Toronto Star
Jamie Daw drew a 70 kilometre-wide radius on a map this week to show her mother how far she’d have to drive to visit her ailing husband if he’s moved to a nursing home not of his choosing under a new provincial law.
The Canadian Press
CBC News - August 26, 2022
Government warns patients who refuse to consent could face hefty hospital bills
CBC News - August 25, 2022
Ontario plans to bypass public hearings to pass Bill 7
The Globe and Mail - August 25, 2022
Ontario Long-Term Care Minister Paul Calandra says hospitals should be encouraged to use their existing powers to charge elderly patients up to $1,800 a day for refusing to leave for an available long-term care bed, as his government pushes forward with legislation aimed at moving more people out of crowded hospital wards.
August 19, 2022 The Province
'Anyone over 70 right now must be shaking in their boots to think this government might force them to be placed in an institution that's not even in their own community'
The Canadian Press
CBC News - July 8, 2022
Doctors and advocates call for the return of vaccine mandates for staff in long-term care.
by Clara Pasieka · CBC News
Ottawa Citizen - April 22, 2022
Three private long-term care companies, including one with among the highest death rates during the pandemic, are slated to build the bulk of new and upgraded long-term care beds in Ottawa.
By Elizabeth Payne
Toronto Star - May 27, 2022
By Marco Chown Oved Investigative Reporter
Kenyon Wallace Investigative Reporter
Ed Tubb Toronto Star