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Homecare Under Threat of Long Term Privatization: New Report Reveals Litany of Problems in Competitive Bidding Process

(March 31, 2005) Toronto – In response to large protests in Ottawa, St. Catharines and Toronto, the Minister of Health announced a review of competitive bidding in homecare last fall. Elinor Caplan has been appointed to conduct the review. However, she has stated that her mandate is to review “procurement procedure” not competitive bidding, despite […]

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RELEASE & ANALYSIS: Health Coalition Calls for Government to Flow Urgently Needed Money to Hospitals and Long-Term Care; Staffing Announcements Far Less Than Other Provinces

(October 2, 2020) Toronto – Over the last week, the Ford government has rolled out a series of media announcements about health care funding and staffing. Today the Ontario Health Coalition issued the following statement to break down what has been announced, what it means, and whether it is enough. “Hospitals are reporting across Ontario […]

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RELEASE & SUBMISSION: Ford Government’s New Home Care Bill “Irredeemable” and Should Not Be Pushed Through During a Pandemic: Coalition Calls for it to be Withdrawn

(June 15, 2020) Toronto — The Ontario Health Coalition released its submission on Bill 175, the Ford government’s new home care law which guts existing home and community care legislation, dismantles public oversight and parcels out currently public home care functions to an array of providers including for-profit companies, according to the Coalition’s analysis. Coalition […]

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RELEASE & REPORT: The Elephant at the Health Ministers’ Meetings: How Will Provinces Cope with $31 Billion Cut

(October 18, 2017) New National Report Outlines the Huge Cost of the Failed Health Accord As Health Ministers from across Canada meet in Edmonton today, Canada’s Health Coalitions released a report showing the recent bilateral health schemes pushed through by the Trudeau government have come at a huge cost.  The report “Health Accord Breakdown: Costs […]

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RELEASE, ANALYSIS & BACKGROUNDER: Hundreds of Millions in Home Care Funding Going to Profit, Duplicate Administration and ‘Impossibly Complex and Bureaucratic’ Home Care System: Auditor’s CCAC Home Care Report

(September 23, 2015) Health Coalition Calls for Streamlined Public Home Care System Raises Questions About Lack of Transparency in Contracted Home Care Companies Toronto – Ontario’s Auditor General released a thorough and thoughtful review of the Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) that reveals in detail how impossibly complex the home care system in Ontario has […]

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FULL REPORT: Ontario Home Care in Disarray, Unable to Keep Up: Heath Coalition Proposes Reform Based on Principles of Public Medicare

(March 10, 2015) Ontario Home Care in Disarray, Unable to Keep Up: Heath Coalition Proposes Reform Based on Principles of Public Medicare

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REPORT: Still Waiting: An Assessment of Ontario’s Home Care System After Two Decades of Restructuring

(April 4, 2011) A new report by the Ontario Health Coalition on the state of Ontario’s home care system finds more than 10,000 people on wait lists for services and reveals that major problems reported by Ontario’s Auditor Generals since 1998 are still not resolved.

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REPORT: Home Care: Change We Need – Report on the Ontario Health Coalition’s Home Care Hearings

(November 17, 2008) A independent report on Ontario’s home care sector by Patricia Baranek, Carol Kushner and the late Marion Dewar. A non-partisan independent review of the current research along with input received through 78 presentations and 69 written submissions to five public hearings held across Ontario in June 2008. The report makes 20 recommendations […]

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REPORT: Market Competition in Ontario’s Homecare: Lessons and Consequences

(March 31, 2005)

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REPORT: “Dip and Skip”

(November 2001) A supplement to the June 2001 Report on Homecare Reform in Ontario.

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REPORT: “I Really Can’t Afford to Stay in Home Care”

(August 1, 2003) A follow-up study of Hamilton Home Support Workers laid off in 2002 by several McMaster University researchers.

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REPORT: Secrets in the House

(November, 2001) Homecare Reform in Ontario, 1997 – 2000.

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REPORT: Tipping The Balance: Healthcare Restructuring and Privatization in Ontario

(July 1, 2001) Report for the OHC by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

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REPORT: Long Term Care – In Limbo or Worse?

(March 1, 2001) A report on seven public forums during February/March 2001 about the Future of Long-Term Care.

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