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[OHC] As Health Ministers from Across Canada Meet in Toronto on Health Accord, Health Coalitions Set Out Criteria for Success

Date: October 19, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

The release below was from a press conference Monday morning held by the Ontario & Canadian Health Coalitions, the Council of Canadians and Canadian Doctors for Medicare.  As Health Ministers from Across Canada Meet to Negotiate Health AccordAdvocates Set Out Criteria to Measure Success Toronto – Months of sparring in the media may come to an end this week as Health Ministers from across Canada meet to discuss a new Health Accord. This morning, representatives of the Canadian & Ontario...

We Can't "Bear" To Lose Medicare!! - Giant Teddy Bear Brings Message of Compassion to London

Date: October 19, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

The London Health Coalition launched a Care Bear Tour on Tuesday, October 18th. With a giant teddy bear, aptly nicknamed “Tommy”, the coalition seeks to convey the message that care (not profit) must be the centre of our public health care system. Their goal was to spread awareness of the Charter Challenge occurring in British Columbia, brought by private profit-seeking clinics who want to maximize their profits by billing OHIP or their province’s equivalent and by billing patients on...

OHC Warns Health Minister: Privatization of Patient Records

Date: October 13, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Coalition Warns Health Minister: Privatization of Ontario’s Health Systems for Patient Records and Information Will Incite Massive Public Opposition Banking Executive is Not Trusted to Protect Patient or Public Interest,Especially After Hydro Privatization Debacle  Toronto –This afternoon, the Wynne government has made public a formal invitation from the Health Minister to Ed Clark to “assess and validate the value these [health data, e-health records and related intellectual...

Shingles Vaccine Announcement

Date: September 21, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Shingles Vaccine Announcement Ontario is expanding the province’s publicly funded immunization program to help more seniors stay healthy. Beginning September 15, 2016, Ontario will offer the shingles vaccine free of charge to seniors 65 to 70 years of age. Shingles can be very serious and cause complications such as loss of vision and debilitating nerve pain and studies show people 65 to 70 years of age are most prone to getting shingles. The shingles vaccine reduces the likelihood of...

Reminder: Webinar on the proposed Patients First Act, 2016

Date: September 15, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Reminder:  Webinar on the proposed Patients First Act, 2016 On September 7, 2016 Dr. Bob Bell, Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care provided an update on status of the Patients First Act, 2016 and the implementation planning activities which are underway. The webinar was a follow-up to the June 10, 2016 session following introduction of that bill, to provide an overview and address questions. Interested in knowing more? Click link: http://www.vvcnetwork.ca/moh/20160907/  

Reminder: The National Research Council of Canada wants your input / ** Rappel : Le Conseil national de recherches Canada souhaite recevoir vos commentaires

Date: September 1, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Reminder : The National Research Council of Canada wants your input / ** Rappel : Le Conseil national de recherches Canada souhaite recevoir vos commentaires You recently received an invitation to participate in an online consultation, being conducted by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). This exercise seeks to identify the major barriers which limit the ability for seniors to remain living at home for as long as possible, as well as those technologies with the potential to...

Nominations now being accepted for Dan Benedict Memorial Award

Date: August 30, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Nominations now being accepted for  Dan Benedict Memorial Award Ontario Society for Senior Citizens Organizations is seeking nominations and applications for its Dan Benedict Memorial Award. This distinguished award celebrates the contributions of an individual or organization that advances social justice for seniors in their community. The Award honors the legacy of former board member Dan Benedict. In his memory, OSSCO annually reaches out to the community to find individuals and...

Combating Sexual Violence in the Workplace

Date: August 23, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Combating Sexual Violence in the Workplace: Employers required to have new and updated workplace harassment policies, procedures and training By Elizabeth Nykorowytsch Macnab, CHRP, CHRL Did you or your HR staff remember that Ontario's Bill 132 regarding Harassment and Sexual Violence takes effect on September 8, 2016?  After your summer vacation, are you prepared to implement this new legislation? Carolyn Lee writes that “navigating the complexities of workplace harassment is a...

Beware of new telephone scams.

Date: August 23, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Beware of new telephone scams By Elizabeth Nykorowytsch Macnab, BA, CHRP, CHRL Recently, seniors have been reporting to Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations (OSSCO)that they received aggressive or threatening calls supposedly from CRA (Canada Revenue Agency). Some operators have threatened the senior i.e. if you do not return the call within  the next 3 hours, your husband will be jailed. Other operators have represented themselves as police officers i.e. I am Officer Peter...


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