On International Women's Day, a call to action on women's health

We mark and celebrate International Women’s Day with a call to action in support of women’s and girls' health in Ontario, in Canada and around the world.

Women’s health touches a vast array of advocacy fronts at local, national, and international levels. These include access to housing, settlement and refugee services; reproductive health care including access to abortion services and no-cost contraception options; mental health care and supports for women and girls facing domestic violence; and more. All of these things are interrelated.

Black History Month 2024: Learning, listening and taking action on Black health and wellbeing

Each February, as we pause to reflect, celebrate and to listen during Black History Month, we’re invited into a space to recognize and reckon with the past, to take accounting of the present, and to dream, plan for and commit to equitable and just futures for Black people and communities in Canada.

News Release: Urgent Action Needed From Ontario Government to Address Critical Staffing Crisis in Community Health Sector

Findings From Sector Compensation Survey Shows Widening Wage Gap Between Community Health Workers and Workers in Other Areas and Health Sectors

TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2023 /CNW/ - Ontario's community health sector is facing a critical staffing crisis, stemming from a widening wage gap between community health care workers and health workers in other sectors. Action from the Ontario government is needed to close this gap and secure the stability of Ontario's health care system.

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.