Patients First Bill puts Bureaucracy first 

Date: December 20, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

The Government of Ontario recently passed Bill 41, also known as the Patients First Act on December 7th, 2016.  Before the passing of Bill 41, a number of organizations and individuals presented their concerns before a legislative committee made up of the three Ontario political parties. Please find below Patients Canada's presentation on the Patients First Act:  View Patients Canada's presentation  Also, please find below Ted Ball's presentation on the Patients First Act. ...

[OHC] As Trudeau meets with Premiers OHC calls for both sides to forge Health Accord in public interest

Date: December 20, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

As Prime Minister Trudeau meets with First Ministers, Health Coalition calls for both sides to give ground to forge a new Health Accord in the public interest Ottawa – In advance of tonight’s dinner discussion on health care between the provincial-territorial Premiers and the Prime Minister, the Ontario Health Coalition called out both sides for their intransigence and advocated a new Health Accord forged in the public interest.  For full media release please click  

OANHSS Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Date: December 20, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Toronto, ON (December 13, 2016) – The Board of Directors of the Ontario Association of NonProfit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Catharine Gapp as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 9, 2017. For full media release please click:  http://oanhss.informz.ca/OANHSS/data/images/OANHSS%20Announces%20New%20CEO.pdf

Fraser Institute's wait-time survey: Does it still count if most doctors ignored it?

Date: December 8, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Only around 20% of doctors responded to questionnaire Excerpt from CBC News by Kelly Crowe,  Fill out this survey and have a chance to win $2,000 — that's the annual enticement from the Fraser Institute, an offer made to thousands of doctors whose names appeared on a mailing list. But it wasn't tempting enough to get doctors to participate. No medical oncologists in Saskatchewan, Manitoba or New Brunswick took the bait.   Zero responses came back from radiation oncologists in New...

100 patients, families & concerned residents brought msg opposing mega-merger to Legislature

Date: December 8, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Toronto/Durham— Last week, the Wynne government used extraordinary powers to order the forced merger of the hospitals in Durham and Scarborough. The merger will cost almost $50 million of dollars, taking this money away from patient care. In Durham side of the merger, the Ajax-Pickering Hospital will be taken over by Lakeridge Health and the community will lose all remaining control over the future of their local hospital. The community has fundraised for and built that hospital since...

Reuniting more spouses and partners

Date: December 8, 2016 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Reuniting more spouses and partners - Canada News Centre Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been looking to find solutions to improve service to clients and reduce the uncertainty for Canadian citizens and permanent residents and for their spouses and partners who are being sponsored for permanent residence. High demand led to longer processing times Each year, the Government sets how many permanent residents Canada intends to admit through its various immigration...

Ontario`s Premier Seniors Conference a Hit!

Date: December 1, 2016 Author: ocsco 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 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 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...


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