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Join us on Monday, Nov. 9 for our virtual Cross Country Meeting: Mobilizing Collective Action for Long-Term Care Reform in Canada

COVID-19 has swept through long-term care homes, taking the lives of more than 5,000 residents in Canada with most deaths happening in Ontario and Quebec. Thousands of families and loved ones are devastated with their loss. Others, including residents and staff, are exhausted, distressed and fearful of what is to come on this second wave. 

RNAO recognizes the need and opportunity to turn tragedy into action, to secure a brighter future for our seniors. This is where we can come together and inspire all jurisdictions to build on the federal government’s Speech from the Throne that includes a commitment to work with provinces and territories to establish national standards for LTC and to take additional action to support people stay in their homes longer. 

On Nov. 9 between 6:45 and 8:30 p.m. (ET), RNAO will host a webinar entitled Cross Country Meeting: Mobilizing Collective Action for Long-Term Care Reform in Canada. 

The webinar will be moderated by The Globe and Mail columnist André Picard, the author of Neglected No More: The Urgent Need to Improve the Lives of Canada's Elders in the Wake of a Pandemic.

Panelists include Nathan Stall, staff geriatrician at Sinai Health System; Doris Grinspun, RNAO CEO; Shirlee Sharkey, president and CEO of SE Health; Miranda Ferrier, national president of the Canadian Support Workers Association and president of the Ontario Personal Support Workers Association; Linda Silas, president of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions; and Laura Tamblyn Watts, president and CEO of CanAge. 

All members are invited to attend including anyone across Canada who cares about seniors and wants to join forces to inspire our provincial, territorial and the federal governments to establish national standards for LTC and to take additional action to support people staying in their homes longer. 

Register online today. 
 

Last Updated: 
2020-11-03