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September 1, 2021

Caring for Seniors: A Call for Federal Leadership

Seniors’ care in Ontario — and across Canada — stands at a pivotal crossroads. The COVID-19 pandemic sent waves of tragedy through our sector and laid bare the dangers of pre-existing under funding, under staffing and over regulation. The sector a

Seniors’ care in Ontario — and across Canada — stands at a pivotal crossroads. The COVID-19 pandemic sent waves of tragedy through our sector and laid bare the dangers of pre-existing under funding, under staffing and over regulation.

The sector as a whole sorely needs significant reform to transform into a properly resourced, people-centred provider of care to seniors and vulnerable adults — and Canadians understand that the need for action is urgent. Public expectations for change in the sector are at an all-time high.

Urgent federal leadership on this issue is imperative. Seniors’ care and aging populations are issues in every province, and there is a need for significant standalone investment. With an aging population, federal partnership with the provinces is critical.

With a federal election anticipated this year, it is imperative that each party respond to this challenge with a set of policies and commitments that would help the provinces and territories achieve transformational change in LTC. Change cannot occur without a substantive federal commitment to lead, partner and invest in care for seniors. Our new report, Caring for Seniors: A Call for Federal Leadership, outlines five platform commitments for federal parties this pending election.







News Releases
September 15, 2021

Not-For-Profit Long-Term Care Coalition Implementing Mandatory Vaccines for All Workers

A frustrated group of 15 Ontario not-for-profit and municipal long-term care and retirement homes today criticized government for failing to introduce mandatory vaccinations and announced they will instead do it themselves.
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September 1, 2021

Caring for Seniors: A Call for Federal Leadership

Seniors’ care in Ontario — and across Canada — stands at a pivotal crossroads. The COVID-19 pandemic sent waves of tragedy through our sector and laid bare the dangers of pre-existing under funding, under staffing and over regulation. The sector a
News Releases
August 31, 2021

Statement on Bill 124, Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act

AdvantAge Ontario released the following statement on Bill 124, Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act. Ontario’s not-for-profit long-term care (LTC) homes are urgently calling on the Ontario government to demonstrate
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August 31, 2021

Statement on Bill 124, Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act

AdvantAge Ontario has long advocated for changes to Bill 124, Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, which prevents not-for-profit homes from increasing staff pay by more than one per cent per year. We strongly support the
News Releases
August 26, 2021

Statement on Mandatory Vaccines for all Healthcare Workers

AdvantAge Ontario released the following statement on mandory vaccines for all healthcare workers. Ontario’s not-for-profit long-term care (LTC) homes are urgently calling on the Ontario government to demonstrate leadership by implementing a ma
News Releases
August 17, 2021

Statement on Government's Vaccination Policy

Statement on Government's Vaccination Policy While we applaud the government for moving towards a vaccination policy today for high-risk settings and for implementing third doses for long-term care and some retirement homes, AdvantAge Ontario is v
News Releases
August 10, 2021

Statement on Mandatory Vaccines

AdvantAge Ontario released the following statement on mandory vaccines.
MemberLead,PublicLead
July 28, 2021

Association Awards Program Recognizes Excellence in Senior Care

The annual AdvantAge Ontario Awards Program helps recognize and celebrate the outstanding people and programs that have truly made a difference in not-for-profit senior care. Association full members are encouraged to submit nominations by Friday, Au
Members in the News
June 25, 2021

Opinion Fairhaven’s beautiful and countless acts of kindness

It is commonplace to hear about the dangers and downfalls of nursing homes.
Members in the News
June 7, 2021

Horticulture therapy program at Perley Rideau bears fruit

You might call it gardening, but for residents at the Perley and Rideau Veteran's Health Centre, it's called horticulture therapy.