Statement on Government’s Call for New LTC Development Proposals

October 21, 2021

AdvantAge Ontario released the following statement on the Ontario government’s call for new long-term care development proposals.

"AdvantAge Ontario is pleased with the news yesterday from the Minister of Long-Term Care Rod Phillips that government has opened applications for a tranche of 10,000 long-term care beds. These beds are badly needed and will help thousands of seniors get the care they need.

Within the long-term care sector, not-for-profit homes are the closest aligned to Canadians’ belief in public health care. That’s why more than two-thirds of Ontarians, or 68 per cent, list not-for-profit, municipally-owned and charitable homes as their first choice for care. We strongly encourage the provincial government to reflect that choice when they decide whether to allocate any of those 10,000 new beds to for-profit operators.”

AdvantAge Ontario

AdvantAge Ontario has been the trusted voice for 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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Contact:
Debbie Humphreys
Senior Director, Corporate and Public Affairs
W: 905.851.8821  x 233
C: 416.553.7401
dhumphreys@advantageontario.ca

Chris Noone 
Manager, Communications and Member Services 
W: 905.851.8821  x 253 
cnoone@advantageontario.ca