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Oct 6, 2021 – Statement on Government's LTC Staffing Announcement: “Today’s announcement is tremendous news and a watershed moment for long-term care in Ontario. This is a massive investment that we are pleased to see going to every long-term care home in the p
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Oct 4, 2021 – Lisa Levin, CEO of AdvantAge Ontario, released the following statement on the Ontario government’s throne speech. “AdvantAge Ontario, the voice for not-for-profit and municipal long-term care in Ontario, commends the government for prioritizing lo
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Oct 1, 2021 – Lisa Levin, CEO of AdvantAge Ontario, released the following statement on the government’s announcement of mandatory vaccines for LTC staff. “We are extremely relieved that government is taking this action to mandate vaccines for all LTC staff. Ou
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Sep 28, 2021 – AdvantAge Ontario, the association representing non-profit long-term care homes in Ontario, is calling on government to treat their homes differently than those in the for-profit sector, by increasing investments and making changes allowing them to p
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Sep 27, 2021 – AdvantAge Ontario is calling on government to treat their homes differently than those in the for-profit sector, by increasing investments and making changes allowing them to pay their staff higher wages. “We believe not-for-profit homes take the
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Sep 15, 2021 – A frustrated group of 15 Ontario not-for-profit and municipal long-term care and retirement homes today criticized government for failing to introduce mandatory vaccinations and announced they will instead do it themselves.
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Aug 31, 2021 – AdvantAge Ontario released the following statement on Bill 124, Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act. Ontario’s not-for-profit long-term care (LTC) homes are urgently calling on the Ontario government to demonstrate
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Aug 26, 2021 – AdvantAge Ontario released the following statement on mandory vaccines for all healthcare workers. Ontario’s not-for-profit long-term care (LTC) homes are urgently calling on the Ontario government to demonstrate leadership by implementing a ma
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Aug 17, 2021 – Statement on Government's Vaccination Policy While we applaud the government for moving towards a vaccination policy today for high-risk settings and for implementing third doses for long-term care and some retirement homes, AdvantAge Ontario is v
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Aug 10, 2021 – AdvantAge Ontario released the following statement on mandory vaccines.
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Jul 28, 2021 – The annual AdvantAge Ontario Awards Program helps recognize and celebrate the outstanding people and programs that have truly made a difference in not-for-profit senior care. Association full members are encouraged to submit nominations by Friday, Au
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Jun 25, 2021 – It is commonplace to hear about the dangers and downfalls of nursing homes.
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Jun 7, 2021 – You might call it gardening, but for residents at the Perley and Rideau Veteran's Health Centre, it's called horticulture therapy.
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May 21, 2021 – The AdvantAge Ontario Board of Directors is pleased to announce the election of Constance (Connie) Lacy as Chair. Connie Lacy is the Director of Seniors’ Services for the Region of Waterloo, where she is responsible for long-term care, seniors’ supp
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Apr 30, 2021 – AdvantAge Ontario, the Association representing Ontario’s not-for-profit, municipal and charitable long-term care homes, welcomes today’s final report from Ontario’s Independent Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission.
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Mar 24, 2021 – Lisa Levin, CEO of AdvantAge Ontario, released the following statement on the Ontario government’s 2021 Provincial Budget.
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Jan 14, 2021 – I am writing on behalf of AdvantAge Ontario in response to the launch of your recent campaign to encourage Toronto Star readers to sign an open letter calling for urgent action to fix the province’s failing long-term care (LTC) system.
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Dec 17, 2020 – Lisa Levin, CEO of AdvantAge Ontario, released the following statement related to the Ontario government’s release today of its Staffing Plan: A Better Place to Live; A Better Place to Work.
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Nov 3, 2020 – At a time when there has never been a greater urgency to find better ways to maintain the health, well-being and safety of vulnerable seniors, newly released research from AdvantAge Ontario highlights a “made in Ontario” model that has been operating
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Nov 2, 2020 – Today’s announcement by the Ontario government that it plans to fund an average of four hours of care is tremendous news for current and future seniors living in the province’s long-term care homes.
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Sep 11, 2020 – Member home Valley Manor was visited by Minister of Long-Term Care Merrilee Fullerton in early September as she shared news of the Ministry's updated development funding model. Valley Manor will now receive an added $4.3M to construct, plus a $250K u
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Jul 29, 2020 – The work of the province’s Long-Term Care Commission announced today will be vital to preparing and protecting residents from any future outbreaks. But equally important and encouraging is that the government is not planning on waiting for the Commis
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Jul 15, 2020 – AdvantAge Ontario welcomes today’s announcement by the Ministry of Long-Term Care (MOLTC) to modernize the Long-Term Care Development Program. This revised program supports the Association’s call for operators to access additional construction fundin
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Jul 10, 2020 – During the pandemic, Laurie Gunton has focused her attention to bringing smiles and joy to the residents and staff at long-term-care homes across Niagara.
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Jul 7, 2020 – For the first time in months, there are no COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care and retirement homes in Waterloo region.