A Statement in Support of Human Rights, Free Expression and Action Against Oppression

The recent violence between Hamas and Israel has laid bare for the world once again the costs and horrors of oppression. Along with many other people in Canada, we mourn the loss of life in Gaza and Israel in recent weeks.

Hate, intolerance and abuse of power continue to see innocent people hurt, displaced and killed – only because of where and when they exist. Through no fault of their own, civilians, including children and the elderly, are bearing the brunt of the costs of military conflict.

Statement: On National Truth and Reconciliation Day, forging a path from honest reflection to urgent action

National Truth and Reconciliation Day, also known as “Orange Shirt Day” across Canada, is a time for us to pause, reflect, and think about the work towards open and honest discourse on issues impacting Indigenous peoples and communities. It’s also an opportunity to think about the work that’s been done, is being done right now, and the work ahead that needs to be planned and carried out towards the goal of reconciliation between Canadians and Indigenous peoples. Marking this day with shared ceremonies, with meaningful discussions, and renewal of commitments is important.

National Indigenous Peoples Day: Alliance for Healthier Communities statement

On June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day is recognized and celebrated across the country. Thousands of people are joining together at hundreds of events, gatherings and celebrations across Turtle Island today and this week, many organized by First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. In treaty and unceded territories alike, Indigenous and non-Indigenous folks are engaging around the history and culture of these lands like never before.

Submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy

Submitted in partnership with the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO), Alliance for Healthier Communities, Indigenous Primary Health Care Council (IPHCC) and Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic Association (NPLCA)
Re: Bill 60, Your Health Act, 2023 March 27, 2023

For many Ontarians, primary health care is the entryway into the healthcare system. It takes a team of health professionals who can provide convenient and high-quality health and social services to deliver the best care possible for patients.

For residents who are uninsured, Ontario needs to hit pause on current changes and develop a comprehensive strategy to reduce illnesses and costs across the health system

TORONTO – March 30, 2023 -- During the pandemic, the Ontario government and Ministry of Health recognized the importance of creating a stopgap to ensure that everyone, regardless of whether they had an OHIP card or not, could access the vital health services they needed. This was swift and prudent judgement that saved lives, helped reduce the spread of COVID-19, and allowed our health system to focus on helping people who needed help.