Ontario`s Premier Seniors Conference a Hit!

Date: December 1, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Anita Kumar Communications & Programs Specialist Over 250 seniors, 33 exhibitors and 20 volunteers attended the OSSCO` Premier Seniors Conference on November 15th, 2016 at the Jamaican Canadian Association in Toronto. OSSCO brought together 6 speakers from across Ontario and knowledge experts in their field to share their best practices. The event was a huge success and one of the prime highlights was presenting Natalie Mehra with the Dan Benedict Award for all her hard work on behalf of...

Natalie Mehra: Receives OSSCO`S 2016 Dan Benedict Award

Date: November 29, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

This distinguished award celebrates the contributions of an individual or organization that advances social justice for seniors in their community. It was developed in the memory and social justice legacy of former OSSCO board member, Dan Benedict OSSCO annually reaches out to the community to find individuals and organizations that are working for social justice in seniors issues and recognizes them and their efforts with this award. Natalie Mehra is the Executive Director of the Ontario...

My thoughts on a crime enacted on frail elder persons

Date: October 28, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

My thoughts on a crime enacted on frail elder personsElizabeth Nykorowytsch Macnab, Executive Director As a registered charity, OSSCO’s primary focus is not on advocacy, but educating seniors, families and their informal caregivers, through a variety of means. We delivered awareness workshops on health, finances, living life in community, and elder abuse awareness. As far as we know, OSSCO has developed and presented the only elder abuse awareness workshop specific to and for seniors who...

Symposium Strongly Supported by seniors, Caregivers and Community

Date: October 27, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Symposium Strongly Supported by Seniors, Caregivers and Community Susan McDougallEducation Program Assistant October 20th approximately 130 attendees came to a Symposium called Overcoming Loneliness and Social Isolation: Celebrating Best Practices. The goal was for seniors to learn what social isolation is, how it affects them and what they can do to reduce this risk. OSSCO brought together 11 speakers from across Ontario, knowledge experts in their field, to share their best community...

COMMFFEST 2016 Shines light on Seniors

Date: October 27, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

COMMFFEST 2016 Shines Light on Seniors Elizabeth Nykorowytsch Macnab, Executive DirectorUnder the leadership of early age seniors’ cohort, Sandie de Freita (2nd to right), Toronto played host to COMMFFEST Community Film & Arts Festival from Oct 11- 19, 2016. Toronto is a city of hidden gems, and COMMFFEST is one of its bright jewels. OSSCO participated in this year’s festival with me (2nd left) as a panelist in Social Talks, titled: Bringing Communities Together for Social Empowerment....

CRACKED NEW LIGHT ON DEMENTIA

Date: October 19, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Collective Disruption in Partnership with the York-UHN Academy and Mosaic Home Care Services Presents CRACKED NEW LIGHT ON DEMENTIA Cracked is an innovative research-based play that follows persons with dementia and their families on their unique journeys with dementia, from diagnosis to their new lives in long-term care. The families struggle to see beyond the disease as they come to accept that each of us has cracks as part of being human. Watch the Cracked play trailer:...

[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@ocsco.ca 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@ocsco.ca 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@ocsco.ca 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...


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