Time to Care Rally

February 27, 2018 12 p.m.
Queen’s Park

Co-sponsored by CUPE, the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Ontario Health Coalition

Your Support Can Help Us Win Improved Care Standards in Ontario’s Long-Term Care Homes Now

For more details on the issue please see the Ontario Health Coalition’s page.

So far we have hundreds coming. But we need more than that. This time, every person counts.

PLEASE COME OUT

GET ON A BUS – THEY ARE COMING FROM ALL OVER ONTARIO

Please see the list below. You must reserve your seat by THURSDAY this week Feb 22, 2018

BRING YOUR LOCAL ORGANIZATION’S BANNER OR A HAND-MADE SIGN

We are on the cusp of getting a Private Member’s bill passed to bring in a 4-hour minimum care standard for residents in long-term care homes (nursing homes, homes for the aged etc.). That there is not enough care has been the priority issue for residents’ groups, advocacy groups, families, unions, and health professionals. Everyone agrees.

And now this Private Member’s Bill, introduced by NDP MPP France Gélinas has passed 2nd Reading in the Legislature. This is really rare, and it means we have a good chance of winning this one! The Bill needs only to go to Third Reading and it will pass. The fact is that all MPPs are ashamed to vote against the minimum care standard, and are afraid to do so – when it’s so close to June’s provincial election.

WE NEED TO PRESSURE THEM NOW TO MAKE SURE BILL 33 GOES TO THIRD READING AND PASSES. WE CAN DO THIS.

Improved care levels will make a world of difference for long-term care residents. They mean enough time to help bathe, groom and reposition‎ residents so that they don’t get bedsores and they get up and dressed under compassionate conditions each day. Or enough time to feed them so that they don’t lose weight, get dehydrated and frail. Or enough time to talk with them so they get to socialize and not be too lonely. Or to get a proper bath and to go to the bathroom when they need to rather than sitting in soiled diapers. It’s enough time so that both the residents and staff don’t get hurt in such high numbers.

GET ON A BUS!

Please contact Laura at CUPE by THURSDAY this week to book your spot.

Laura Aversa
CUPE Ontario
office – 905 739 9739 ext. 610

Co-sponsored by CUPE, the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Ontario Health Coalition

BUS LIST

PETERBOROUGH

 9:30AM – Sobeys 1200 Landsdowne St.W.
10:15AM – Glen Hill Strathaven, 264 King St E, Bowmanville

NIAGARA

10:00AM – CUPE L1263, 500 Major Street, Welland

OTTAWA

4:30AM – 1715 Montreal Rd, Gloucester (Laurier Manor)
4:45 am – 1375 St-Laurent Blvd (Ottawa CUPE National)
5:15 am – 1750 Russell Rd, Ottawa (Perley Rideau Veterans Home)
5:45 am – 32 Colonnade Rd, Nepean (Local 4000)
6:45 am – Food Basic – 3049 Jefferson Dr., Brockville
7:45 am – MacDonald’s, Division Street, Kingston – currently the stop is the Ottawa bus unless there is a demand and then a bus will be provided

PEMBROKE

4:30AM  – 1715 Montreal Rd, Gloucester (Laurier Manor)

NORTH BAY

7:00AM Memorial Garden, 100 Chippewa St.W, North Bay

HAMILTON

10:30AM Walmart Hamilton Supercentre, 1115 Barton St.E, Hamilton

PEEL

10:30AM Highland Farms, 50 Matheson Blvd E., Mississauga

SAULT STE MARIE

3:00AM –  Truck Road- The Moose Lodge 17

TIMMINS

3:30AM-  Metro Plaza, 140 Algonquin Blvd, Timmins

CUPE REGIONAL

10:30AM – CUPE Regional Office, 80 Commerce Valley Drive E., Markham

WINDSOR

7:00AM – 1576 Parent Ave- Local 543

LONDON

TO BE DETERMINED (this pick up time and location has not yet been determined)

NEWMARKET

10:30AM – 165 Pony Drive

~ Protecting Public Medicare for All ~
Ontario Health Coalition
15 Gervais Drive, Suite 201
Toronto, ON M3C 1Y8
ohc@sympatico.ca

 

 

 

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