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The Alliance for Healthier Communities (Alliance), the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO), the Indigenous Primary Health Care Council (IPHCC), and the Nurse Practitioner-led Clinic Association (NPLCA) call on the government to address the inequities in the online health card renewal system.

Dear Premier,

Thank you for the opportunity to provide input on a province-wide vaccination mandate in hospitals.

We support mandatory vaccinations for healthcare staff and visitors in hospitals and a required COVID-19 test for patients. It is critical to do all we can to prevent transmission in hospitals and ensure we protect capacity. Hospitals are where providers and other staff are in regular contact with patients, and where patients are often most vulnerable. It is essential patients are comfortable pursuing care at a hospital when needed.

On the inaugural National Truth and Reconciliation Day being recognized today across Canada, the Primary Care Collaborative values the opportunity and responsibility to acknowledge some of the actions that can help support better understanding of colonization, the trauma of residential schools for Indigenous people and communities, and the ongoing impacts of systemic racism, and the steps to create safer spaces and change for Indigenous health and wellbeing.

The number of unmarked graves uncovered currently stands at more than 1,300 across Canada, with many Indigenous children still to be brought home to their peoples, and with many residential schools still unrecognized by Canada’s leaders, who’ve only focused on the 139 schools funded directly by the federal government.

To: Hon. Doug Ford, Premier; Hon. Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier, Minister of Health

Cc: Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Ministry of Health; Matthew Anderson, CEO, Ontario Health; Helen Angus, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health (outgoing)

Re: Directive 6 must apply to patient-facing team-based primary care providers during COVID-19

September 3, 2021

Dear Premier and Deputy Premier,

This Canada Day isn’t like any other, and it shouldn’t be. Like many, we feel as if the usual celebrations and recognition of a history from which so many Indigenous people and their lives are erased simply does not make any sense. This is a year and a time for reflection, understanding, and facing hard truths about Canada, its history, and ourselves.

So this year, on July 1, we:

At a time like the present, when we see starkly the trauma and impacts of colonization, of racism and hate, and homophobia, transphobia and biphobia, the Alliance for Healthier Communities stands together with all people who identify as 2SLGBTQ+ in defiance of hate and oppression in all its forms.

TORONTO -- June 25 -- Today we want to share a Factsheet that outlines the coming Black Health Strategy for Ontario, created and advanced by the Black Health Committee. This strategy will be crucial in addressing anti-Black racism and addressing police and other systemic violence as public health issues.

Supporting older adults who face health impacts from isolation with connections to social and recreational opportunities

TORONTO // VANCOUVER – June 10, 2021 – On Tuesday, June 8, the Public Health Agency (PHAC) of Canada announced $2.5 million in funding to boost the work of Community Health Centres (CHCs) in increasing vaccine confidence and uptake across Canada, with special emphasis on the continued roll out of COVID-19 vaccines.

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