March 1, 2023
Lisa Levin, CEO of AdvantAge Ontario, released the following statement on the government reference to an advisory table on temporary staffing agencies
"AdvantAge Ontario, which represents non-profit, municipal and charitable long-term care homes in this province, is proud to be leading the charge on temporary staffing agencies. We are pleased that government has responded so quickly to our request for action on this very important issue.
Many staffing agencies act responsibly, but some do not.
Those that don’t are taking advantage of a crisis in our sector by charging exorbitant fees, which are crowding budgets and ultimately undermining care. It’s a major problem that is getting worse.
Government must take urgent action to control exploitative agencies. That includes putting restrictions on hourly rates for temporary staff in LTC homes.
We look forward to advising Minister Calandra and his team in the weeks ahead."
Lisa Levin, CEO, AdvantAge Ontario
AdvantAge Ontario has been the trusted voice for not-for-profit senior care for over 100 years and is the only provincial association representing the full spectrum of the senior care continuum. Our more than 480 members are located across the province and include not-for-profit, charitable, municipal, and hospital-affiliated long-term care homes, seniors’ housing, assisted living in supportive housing, and community service agencies.
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