TORONTO, Apr. 16, 2014 – Recent remarks by Ontario’s Minister of Health indicating unqualified support for medical tourism have prompted five health organizations to urge Premier Kathleen Wynne to step in and end the practice of allowing hospitals to solicit patients from other countries.
The following speech was delivered by Adrianna Tetley at the "Investing in Community Health Infrastructure" announcement at the Centre Francophone de Toronto.
Last week Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that Ontario's minimum wage will increase to $11 per hour. But this rate is not high enough to ensure that paid employment lifts people above the poverty line.
Today the Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC) joined its voice with a growing number of others calling on the Ontario government to raise the minimum wage so that full-time minimum wage earners are lifted out of poverty.
The Association of Ontario Health Centres is very pleased that the Ontario government is improving and expanding access to public dental programs for low income children.
For the first time, Public Health and Primary Health Care will be hosting a joint conference focused on the shared vision of promoting the best possible health and wellbeing for everyone living in Ontario.
AOHC welcomes the Ontario government's announcement of the new Ontario Temporary Health Program which will ensure refugee claimants have access to essential and urgent health care.
The Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC) is the voice of community-governed primary health care in Ontario. We share the government’s commitment for a fairer society where every person has the opportunity to achieve his or her full potential for health and wellbeing. Our vision is the best possible health and wellbeing for everyone living in Ontario. We know that reducing and eradicating poverty is essential to achieve this vision.