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EVENT: 2022 Health Action Assembly & Annual Conference

Posted: July 29, 2022

(July 29, 2022)

Ontario Health Coalition

Health Action Assembly & Annual Conference

In person: Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto,

or by Zoom for those who want to participate virtually (from home by computer)

Saturday October 1st & Sunday October 2nd

10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.        9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The fact that Doug Ford has won another majority government in Ontario presents daunting challenges for the defenders of Public Medicare. However, along with our challenges we also have opportunities. Significant funding has flowed to health care, the federal government is considering increasing funding — possibly with strings attached — which would be positive, and health care is very much in the public eye. Nevertheless, from hospitals to long-term care to home care we are in crisis.

Now, more than ever, we need fearless, strong, ambitious action and strategy to stop privatization, force Ford to address the health care staffing crisis and make good on his promises to improve long-term care. Each year, we invite everyone from our networks and further who believes in Public Medicare and wants to work to defend and improve it to join together in a major strategy session. This year’s assembly is critically important. Join us for briefings, speakers, report-ins and strategizing.

Hotel Rooms: We have reserved a block of hotel rooms at a reduced rate at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto at 475 Yonge Street. The rate is at $259 per night plus tax. To book your room, please click the link to book online at the discounted rate or call 1 (800) 847-5075 and cite Ontario Health Coalition as the group name to receive the reduced rate. Please book as soon as possible, as space is limited and the deadline to book your hotel room at the discounted rate is Friday September 2.

Local Coalitions: are asked to please seek local funding first to subsidize your travel costs. If you need a subsidy from the Ontario Health Coalition, we will fund up to two representatives from each active local health coalition including hotel and travel costs. All subsidies must be pre-approved by Natalie Mehra, executive director. Each local coalition seeking to have representatives subsidized by the Ontario Health Coalition must fill out a subsidy request form and submit it to Natalie Mehra at for approval. Note: we will subsidize amounts up to the block rate for a hotel room and gas (not mileage) or train/plane.


Registration Form 


Number of people attending:

Name of key contact:

Additional names of attendees:

Organization if applicable:



Postal code:


Tel (day):




Virtual Registration 

If you are attending virtually, please register by Zoom at: After registering you will be emailed a zoom meeting link.  This link will be used for both days of the Assembly/Conference. If you do not receive it, please check your junk or other folders.  It will be sent by Zoom.

Fees: (sliding scale)  

Fees are a sliding scale, so please pay what you can.  If you are a part of an organization that is able to do so, or if it js affordable for you, please try to pay the full amount.  In order for us to have an assembly and organize, we have to bring in members and local coalitions from all across Ontario- from Thunder Bay, Ottawa, Windsor and places in between. We need to cover flights, trains and hotel rooms. The fees are structured so that we are able to subsidize those who need it so that we can all get together to strategize, share analysis and information and organize. Thank you for understanding and helping to make this possible.

Saturday$0-100 per person (sliding scale)

Amount paid:                x number of people                   = subtotal $

Sunday: $0-50 per person (sliding scale)

Amount paid:                x number of people                   = subtotal $


                                                                                           Total:    $ 

Please mark an X to select your payment method:

Enclosed by cheque _____________


Paid online at ____________


Mail or email to: Ontario Health Coalition 15 Gervais Drive, Suite 201, Toronto Ontario MC3 1Y8 tel: 416-441-2502

email: If emailing, please use subject line: Assembly registration.

Note: you can register online at:


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