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.
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.
Help fight loneliness and social isolation with social prescribing and make a Human Connection on October 20
[Toronto, ON - October 12, 2023] – Community members are invited to join a day of ‘Social Prescribing for Human Connection’ events across Ontario to support community engagement and combat the issue of social isolation.
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.
Pride is a protest. Pride is resistance. And Pride Month 2023 has been a huge reminder that we cannot take the safety of 2SLGBTQ+ bodies, minds and spirits for granted in our societies.
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.
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.