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Law Commission of Ontario Releases Three Commissioned Research Papers on Improving Last Stages of Life

Date: August 4, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Law Commission of Ontario Releases Three Commissioned Research Papers on Improving Last Stages of Life/ La Commission du droit de l’Ontario publie trois rapports de recherche commandés dans le cadre de son projet sur Améliorer les dernières étapes de Resource from Law Commission of Ontario  The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is pleased to release three papers inits series of commissioned research from external experts across Canada. This initiative forms part of LCO’s project,...

Seniors - Not the Same Old Story

Date: June 24, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Ghazy Mujahid, a board member was invited as a panelist on The Agenda by Steve Paikin aired by TVO on 14th June to discuss issues relating to seniors.   For more details, please follow the link below.  http://tvo.org/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/seniors-not-the-same-old-story

New Horizions Grant

Date: June 24, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

A message from MP Levitt. The honorable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families Children and Social Development, today announced that the Call for Proposals for the 2016-2017 New Horizons for Seniors Community-Based Projects has been issued.  The Call for Proposals is open until July 29, 2016. To support you in your outreach activities for this important program for Seniors in your constituencies, I am pleased to provide you with a generic press release,  media lines, speaking points and...

Press Release - June 7, 2016

Date: June 9, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

AMENDMENTS TO THE CUSTOMER SERVICE STANDARD UNDER THE AODA A STEP BACKWARD Yesterday, the Liberal Government announced their amendments to the Customer Service Standard under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.  These amendments did not improve accessibility for persons with disabilities – it weakened them. The new Standard does not provide critical guidance from consumers on what they would find beneficial at low or no cost to the organization. ARCH Disability Law...

The folks are alright: Older Canadians tend to be happier; most want to live to 90 or beyond

Date: June 7, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

The folks are alright: Older Canadians tend to be happier; most want to live to 90 or beyond On average, the 65-plus crowd says ‘old age’ doesn’t begin until 80 June, 6 2016 – Most Canadians believe old age is “scary,” but those who are closest to it say they have less to fear than younger generations. A study by the Angus Reid Institute finds the golden years remain golden for older Canadians – especially those who have already reached age 65. Members of this group say...

When it comes to hospitals it's 'Hacksaw Kathleen': Ontario Health Coalition

Date: June 7, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

When it comes to hospitals it's 'Hacksaw Kathleen': Ontario Health Coalition By Christina Blizzard, Queen's Park Columnist, Toronto Sun, Sunday Edition, May 29, 2016 Kathleen Wynne and her Liberal government are hacking and slashing hospital budgets in a way that’s more chaotic than Mike Harris ever was, says a coalition fighting to save hospital beds. “Chainsaw Mike,” as Harris was dubbed, was “more honest and more transparent,” than Wynne, said Natalie Mehra of the Ontario...

Ontario Renovating More Than 300 Long-Term Care Homes

Date: April 21, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Ontario Renovating More Than 300 Long-Term Care Homes Province Investing in Renovations to Improve Care and Comfort for Residents  Ontario is investing in long-term care homes to improve the quality of care and comfort of residents.  Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Dipika Damerla visited Stouffville's Bloomington Cove Care Community, where more than 30 resident spaces will be upgraded. This is one of more than 300 long-term care homes that will be upgraded over the next...

Ontario backtracks on drug plan deductibles hike for seniors above low-income threshold

Date: April 7, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Ontario backtracks on drug plan deductibles hike for seniors above low-income thresholdBy: Rob Ferguson Queen's Park Bureau, The Toronto Star, Published on Mon Apr 04 2016 The wrath of seniors has proved too much for Ontario’s Liberal government, which is backing down on acontroversial push to raise drug costs for those who don’t qualify as low-income earners.Health Minister Eric Hoskins said Monday the province is abandoning a move to raise public drug plan deductiblesfor most seniors...

Palliative and End-of-Life Round Table Report from John Fraser, Parliamentary Assistant, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Date: March 17, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Parliamentary Assistant Fraser had invited OSSCO to participate in one of several Roundtable discussions on Palliative and End of Life Care. Board member Anna Zachariah and Executive Director Elizabeth Macnab shared personal  stories as well as those received from OSSCO members.  The outcome is the following report which will inform the government’s plan for strengthening palliative and end-of-life care. It is being released today, along with an announcement outlining the government’s...

Ontario Investing Over $4 Million to Expand R&D in Medical Devices

Date: March 17, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Investment Will Create Jobs and Increase ExportsMarch 17, 2016 9:30 A.M.Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure Ontario is partnering with Baylis Medical Company to support an R&D expansion project at the company's Mississauga manufacturing plant that will increase exports, create 84 new jobs and retain 194 positions. Ontario will invest up to $4.22 million through the Jobs and Prosperity Fund to support Baylis' expansion into a new state-of-the-art facility that...


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