AdvantAge Ontario | Home

AdvantAge Ontario is the trusted voice for senior care. We are community-based, not-for-profit organizations dedicated to supporting the best possible aging experience.
October 11, 2017

Federal Advocacy on Seniors’ Care

Board Chair Jane Joris and CEO Bob Morton attended the Canadian Association for Long Term Care (CALTC) meetings in Ottawa on Monday and Tuesday. Much of the time was spent on advocacy activities.

Board Chair Jane Joris and CEO Bob Morton attended the Canadian Association for Long Term Care (CALTC) meetings in Ottawa on Monday and Tuesday. Much of the time was spent on advocacy activities.

Jane along with other CALTC board members met with MP Adam Vaughan Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development (Housing and Urban Affairs). Discussion focused on housing for seniors and federal infrastructure funding. Bob and colleagues met with MP Deb Shulte, Seniors' Caucus Chair for the Liberal party. The discussion at this meeting focused on the government's Seniors Strategy and the standardization of data in LTC across Canada. The CALTC Board received a briefing from the Canadian Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation and hosted a reception for key stakeholders at the national level.

As part of this event, CALTC issued a release calling for immediate action to prepare for the doubling of Canadians 80 and over.

Our Association’s engagement in advocacy at the national level is very important for getting federal government attention focused on how it can better support the provinces in strengthening seniors' care. 



L to R: 
Bob Morton, CEO (Interim), AdvantAge Ontario; Deborah Schulte, MP for King-Vaughan; Rebecca Scott-Rawn, National Director, Communications and Strategic Partnerships, Extendicare; and Wendy Gilmour, Senior Vice-President LTC, Revera.

L to R:

The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Federal Minister of Health; Dr. Frances-Morton Chang; Dan Buchanan, Director of Financial Policy, AdvantAge Ontario

 

September 12, 2017

Scholarship honours former nursing home resident

H.J. McFarland Memorial Home presented the Jean Lynch Scholarship Award to staff member Stephanie Thurston.
September 5, 2017

$100K for Sherwood Park Manor

The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville agreed to donate $100,000 for repairs to Sherwood Park Manor on Tuesday as local mayors lamented that the money is a drop in the bucket toward the cash-strapped long-term care facility’s financial needs.
August 29, 2017

Thunder Bay signs Letter of Intent with Matawa First Nations

Officials from the City of Thunder Bay and Matawa First Nations Management announced today City Council’s authorization of a Letter of Intent to move forward with granting Grandview Lodge, a former long-term care facility, to Matawa First Nations Man
August 29, 2017

'Wonderful response'

Staff and residents of Fairmount Home celebrated the completion of a music and dance project designed to help people living with dementia.
August 28, 2017

Marianhill hospice beds get $261,600 in funding

The Ontario government has committed to support three hospice beds at Marianhill. The $261,600 annual commitment will ensure the beds will remain operational, ensuring approximately 26 patients and their families each year will have access to high qu