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EVENT: Let’s Make it HUGE: Cross-Province on October 4, 12 pm RISE UP for LTC!

Posted: July 26, 2021

Monday October 4, 12 p.m. 
CROSS-ONTARIO LONG-TERM CARE PROTESTS
Enough Suffering, Care Can’t Wait
As the Ontario Legislature opens on October 4, let’s set the message for the next session. 
 No more broken promises. No more substandard care. We demand real action now!
New plan! With the new opening date of the legislature and the wave 4 Public Health rules in place, we are organizing events across Ontario.
We will keep it safe outside, with social distancing, with masks, and a limit of 100 people in each town’s event so you MUST RSVP if you are coming.
LET’S SEND THE MOST POWERFUL MESSAGE POSSIBLE
ALL EVENTS ARE MONDAY OCTOBER 4 at NOON unless the time is otherwise indicated:
TORONTO Noon at Queen’s Park outside the Main Legislative Building
To RSVP: Email ohc@sympatico.ca with the subject line “Oct 4” and let us know.
If you are a family member or resident who can be a speaker at the event about conditions in LTC (as we previously asked) and are still able to come please indicate this clearly in your email.
THUNDER BAY Noon at Mini Queen’s Park, 436 James St, Thunder Bay
To RSVP: Email Jules Tupker at jtupker@tbaytel.net with the subject line “Oct 4” and let us know.
If you are a family member or resident who can be a speaker at the event about conditions in LTC (as we previously asked) and are still able to come please indicate this clearly in your email.
 CHATHAM Noon at MPP Rick Nicholls’ Office, 111 Heritage Rd. 
To RSVP: Email Shirley Roebuck at goddess@bell.net with the subject line “Oct 4” and let us know.
If you are a family member or resident who can be a speaker at the event about conditions in LTC (as we previously asked) and are still able to come please indicate this clearly in your email.
CORNWALL 4 pm at MPP McDonell’s Office, 120 Second St W.
To RSVP: Email Elaine MacDonald at elainemacdonald@cogeco.ca with the subject line “Oct 4” and let us know.
If you are a family member or resident who can be a speaker at the event about conditions in LTC (as we previously asked) and are still able to come please indicate this clearly in your email.
DURHAM Noon at LTC Minister Rod Phillips’ Office, Corner of Rossland & Harwood, 1 Rossland Rd, Ajax
To RSVP: Email Charlie Courneyea at wccourneyea@gmail.com with the subject line “Oct 4” and let us know.
If you are a family member or resident who can be a speaker at the event about conditions in LTC (as we previously asked) and are still able to come please indicate this clearly in your email.
HAMILTON Noon at Gore Park, Corner of King and James St. 
To RSVP: Email Janina Lebon at jlebon@sympatico.ca with the subject line “Oct 4” and let us know.
If you are a family member or resident who can be a speaker at the event about conditions in LTC (as we previously asked) and are still able to come please indicate this clearly in your email.
KINGSTON 4 pm at Princess and Concession  
To RSVP: Email Matthew Gventer at birms@kos.net with the subject line “Oct 4” and let us know.
If you are a family member or resident who can be a speaker at the event about conditions in LTC (as we previously asked) and are still able to come please indicate this clearly in your email.
LINDSAY/ KAWARTHA LAKES Noon at MPP Laurie Scott’s Office, 14 Lindsay St N
To RSVP: Email Bonnie Kennedy at bonnielenorekennedy@gmail.com with the subject line “Oct 4” and let us know.
If you are a family member or resident who can be a speaker at the event about conditions in LTC (as we previously asked) and are still able to come please indicate this clearly in your email.
LONDON – please go to ST. THOMAS Noon at MPP Jeff Yurek’s Office, 1750 Talbot St
To RSVP: Email Peter Bergmanis at pbergmanis@rogers.com with the subject line “Oct 4” and let us know.
If you are a family member or resident who can be a speaker at the event about conditions in LTC (as we previously asked) and are still able to come please indicate this clearly in your email.
NIAGARA Noon at MPP Sam Oosterhoff’s Office, King St and Wagner Lane, Beamsville 
To RSVP: Email Sue Hotte at suehotte@yahoo.ca with the subject line “Oct 4” and let us know.
If you are a family member or resident who can be a speaker at the event about conditions in LTC (as we previously asked) and are still able to come please indicate this clearly in your email.
NORTH BAY Noon at MPP Vic Fedeli’s Office, 219 Main St
To RSVP: Email Henri Giroux at hgiroux1@hotmail.com with the subject line “Oct 4” and let us know.
If you are a family member or resident who can be a speaker at the event about conditions in LTC (as we previously asked) and are still able to come please indicate this clearly in your email.
OAKVILLE Noon at MPP Crawford’s Office, 74 Rebecca St
To RSVP: Message the Canadian Federation of University Women at https://cfuwoakville.ca/contact-us-2/  with the subject line “Oct 4” and let us know.
If you are a family member or resident who can be a speaker at the event about conditions in LTC (as we previously asked) and are still able to come please indicate this clearly in your email.
OTTAWA Noon at Human Rights Statue at City Hall, Elgin and Lisgar, Ottawa
To RSVP: Email Ed Cashman at ed.cashman.ottawa@gmail.com with the subject line “Oct 4” and let us know.
If you are a family member or resident who can be a speaker at the event about conditions in LTC (as we previously asked) and are still able to come please indicate this clearly in your email.
SUDBURY Noon at Front Gate of Civic Memorial Cemetery, 365 Second Ave. 
To RSVP: Email Dot Klein at dot.klein@persona.ca with the subject line “Oct 4” and let us know.
If you are a family member or resident who can be a speaker at the event about conditions in LTC (as we previously asked) and are still able to come please indicate this clearly in your email.
WATERLOO Noon at Waterloo Public Square, 75 King St S
To RSVP: Email Jim Stewart at waterlooregionhealthcoalition@gmail.com with the subject line “Oct 4” and let us know.
If you are a family member or resident who can be a speaker at the event about conditions in LTC (as we previously asked) and are still able to come please indicate this clearly in your email.
WINDSOR at Dieppe Park- Great Canadian Flag, Ouellette Ave
To RSVP: Email Patrick Hannon at windsorhealthcoalition@gmail.com with the subject line “Oct 4” and let us know.
If you are a family member or resident who can be a speaker at the event about conditions in LTC (as we previously asked) and are still able to come please indicate this clearly in your email.
WOODSTOCK Noon at MPP Ernie Hardeman’s Office, 12 Perry St.
To RSVP: Email Bryan Smith at bryasmit@oxford.net with the subject line “Oct 4” and let us know.
If you are a family member or resident who can be a speaker at the event about conditions in LTC (as we previously asked) and are still able to come please indicate this clearly in your email.
Join in and make it huge!
  • If you are coming IN PERSON, please RSVP (as above)
  • OR Join the LIVESTREAM on FACEBOOK: At noon Monday Oct. 4 all the events across Ontario will be livestreamed on the Ontario Health Coalition Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ontariohealth 
  • Help make a TWITTER STORM:  Use #RiseupforLTC with your tweets containing a picture of your loved one in #LTC, or a video of your message and your written message to @fordnation. We are asking everyone to use #RiseupforLTC to make it trend and you may also use the other hashtags: #RejectNeglect, #CareOverProfit, #CareCantWait. You can use the hashtags in Facebook also!
Key Messages:
We do not accept any more false promises and crocodile tears for the devastation in Ontario’s long-term care homes. Instead, we DEMAND:
  • Immediate action to fast-track improving care levels to 4-hours of care per resident per day.
  • Enforcement of standards through annual surprise inspections, fines, license suspensions and revocation of licenses for non-compliance.
  • Accountability for the terrible operators who facilitated the preventable deaths of thousands of the vulnerable residents in their care
  • That Bill 218 passed by the Ford government last fall to shield long-term care owners/operators from liability for their negligence be repealed.
  • An end to for-profit long-term care, and that the Ford government reverse its plans to hand thousands of new beds and expansions to the same for-profit chains responsible for gross negligence, horror and death.
  • That families and caregivers be allowed full access, and that the isolation, unlawful detention and human rights violations of long-term care residents be stopped.
T-shirt, hat, and button orders:
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If you are planning on attending a local event, please order your buttons, hats and t-shirts through your local organizers before September 24 so we have time to get them to your local organizers. The order form is directly below the contact list here.
CHATHAM:Email Shirley Roebuck at goddess@bell.net
CORNWALL: Email Elaine MacDonald at elainemacdonald@cogeco.ca
DURHAM:Email Charlie Courneyea at wccourneyea@gmail.com
HAMILTON:Email Janina Lebon at jlebon@sympatico.ca
KINGSTON: Email Matthew Gventer at birms@kos.net
LINDSAY: Email Bonnie Kennedy at bonnielenorekennedy@gmail.com
NIAGARA:Email Sue Hotte at suehotte@yahoo.ca
NORTH BAY:Email Henri Giroux at hgiroux1@hotmail.com
LONDON – GO TO ST. THOMAS:Email Peter Bergmanis at pbergmanis@rogers.com
OAKVILLE:Message the Canadian Federation of University Women at https://cfuwoakville.ca/contact-us-2/ 
OTTAWA:Email Ed Cashman at ed.cashman.ottawa@gmail.com
SUDBURY:Email Dot Klein at dot.klein@persona.ca
THUNDER BAY:Email Jules Tupker at jtupker@tbaytel.net
TORONTO: Email ohc@sympatico.ca
WATERLOO: Email Jim Stewart at waterlooregionhealthcoalition@gmail.com
WINDSOR: Email Patrick Hannon at windsorhealthcoalition@gmail.com
WOODSTOCK:Email Bryan Smith at bryasmit@oxford.net
You can use this order form to email to your local contact (above) order t-shirts, hats and buttons that you can pick up at your October 4 event. Just cut and paste this into an email to your local organizer. Please put “ORDER FORM” in the subject line for them.
For more information:
Contact Riley, the OHC Campaign Director, at 647-617-1474 or by email at ohc@sympatico.ca