Policy and Research Articles
January 23, 2023
THE IMPACT OF INSTITUTIONALIZATION - SURVIVOR’S STORIES
In May of 2021, SSAO distributed an editorial on Creating Change in an Entrenched Long-Term Care System: Lessons From the Past (SSAO, 2021). It details that where we are now with the mass institutionalization of elders is exactly where we were in 1971 with the mass institutionalization of people with developmental disabilities.
Except that things are even worse now.
September 16, 2022
IMPACT OF BILL 7
On Thursday, September 15, 2022, the Toronto Star reported on Bill 7’s possible impact. There are several important takeaways in the article.
The first is the widespread fear the Ford government’s actions are causing. There is a perception among old, sick people and their families that this government has weaponized hospitals to take action against them if they or their families dare to resist or speak out. Sue, the subject of the Star’s report, asked that her last name be kept private over “fear of repercussions for speaking out on the new legislation…”