Statement on Government’s Fall Economic Statement

November 4, 2021

Lisa Levin, CEO of AdvantAge Ontario, released the following on the Ontario government’s Fall Economic Statement.

"AdvantAge Ontario, the association representing Ontario non-profit and municipal long-term care homes, applauds government for the new measures contained in today’s Fall Economic Statement.

Opening up redevelopment of 12,000 long-term care beds is a critical step to ensure existing long-term care beds are retained and is appreciated by our members. AdvantAge Ontario also commends the government for the additional actions unveiled today, including more nurse practitioners in long-term care, COVID-19 funding for congregate care settings, and expanded mental health supports for all health care staff.

Our members are grateful for the additional investments the government of Ontario is making in seniors’ care and health care in general. These measures are needed and welcomed.

The COVID-19 pandemic brought to light long-standing issues in our sector. We are heartened to see the Ontario government’s commitment to dealing with these issues by addressing critical needs.”

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