Statement on New Provincial Minister of Long-Term Care

January 17, 2022

Lisa Levin, CEO of AdvantAge Ontario, released the following statement on the new provincial Minister of Long-Term Care: 

“On behalf of the members of AdvantAge Ontario, I want to congratulate Minister Paul Calandra on his recent appointment as Minister of Long-Term Care. This is a very critical juncture in our sector as we continue to battle this pandemic. We look forward to working closely with him to ensure that Ontario’s long-term care residents get the excellent, compassionate care they need and the dedicated front-line and management staff who deliver that care are fully supported.

We also wish to thank Rod Phillips for his service as Minister of Long-Term Care. We appreciate his efforts to strengthen our sector, most notably the development and launch of the Not-for-Profit Loan Guarantee Program, a years-long request from our Association that will result in low-cost financing for hundreds of not-for profit homes. We thank him for listening to the sector, and we wish him the very best in his return to private life.”

About 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 400 members are located across the province and include not-for-profit, charitable, and municipal long-term care homes, seniors’ housing, assisted living in supportive housing and community service agencies.

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Debbie Humphreys
Senior Director, Corporate and Public Affairs
W: 905.851.8821  x 233
C: 416.553.7401

Chris Noone 
Manager, Communications and Member Services 
W: 905.851.8821  x 253