Image description: poster includes an illustration of a woman sitting on a sofa chair, reading a book. There is a cat beside her, and the woman is covered in a pink blanket. On the coffee table in front of her there is a cup of steaming coffee. Beside her chair is a stack of books. The poster reads: Town Hall on Changes Needed in Home Care and Community Care, Thursday March 10th 2022, 6-8 PM, Featuring Dr. Ameil Joseph, Sarah Jama, Megan Linton, Peter Clutterbuck, and Kim Martin. On the right side of the poster the logos of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario, the Social Planning and Research Council, and the Seniors for Social Action Ontario are stacked.
Disability Justice Network of Ontario (DJNO), the Seniors for Social Action Ontario (SSAO), and the Social Planning and Research Council (SPRC) are hosting a Town Hall on the state of Home Care and Community Care ahead of the next provincial election!
WHERE: Virtual, over Zoom
WHEN: Thursday March 10, 6-8 PM
There is currently much concern about the state of eldercare and disability care, especially in light of the horrific COVID-19 related death toll and family suffering caused by our Long Term Care (LTC) facilities. This pandemic exposed high infection and death rates for disabled people and seniors, as well as inadequate living conditions in long term care institutions province-wide.
Many senior and disability groups have spoken up about proven models of care and support that are viable alternatives to institutional residential care. Despite this, home care, palliative care, health care, assistive devices, and over all community care continues to be deeply underfunded in Ontario.
As preparations begin for the provincial election, the debate on the future of elder care and disability care in Ontario must directly include the voices of people on the ground in communities across Ontario.
Dr. Ameil Joseph of McMaster University
Megan Linton of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario
Sarah Jama of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario
Kim Martin of Social Planning and Research Council- Hamilton
Peter Clutterbuck of the Seniors for Social Action Ontario
This town hall is hosted by the Disability Justice Network of Ontario (DJNO), the Seniors for Social Action Ontario (SSAO), and the Social Planning and Research Council (SPRC). ASL and captioning will be provided. For other access needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org