HOMECARE IS HEALTHCARE – RESPECT IT!

Ontario’s homecare system is struggling; and is unable to meet the needs of patients who are discharged from hospitals, who have complex and or chronic needs and who require a wide scope of services in their home. The current homecare system is fragmented, underfunded, inequitable and is overly bureaucratic and incapable of keeping up with the drastic changes underway currently in the healthcare system and the aging Ontario’s population. Click to read COPE Ontario July Statement.

STOP LEGAL AID CUTS

Great turnout for July 30, 2019 Hamilton Community Legal Clinic’s Day of Action to stop the cuts to Legal Aid!
Great to see COPE Local 343 members sending a strong message to the Ford Government. Wonderful support from CUPE Local 5167!

Longterm Care Deserves Dignity NOT Greed

Ontario’s long-term care homes are not providing the 80,000 residents who live in long-term care homes with the level of care that is required for a vulnerable and an aging population. Access to longterm care is seriously inadequate and wait lists are extensive, with people waiting for years for a bed in a long-term care facility. Wait lists for racialized groups is even longer. In fact, Ontario ranks second from the last in Canada in the number of long-term care beds per capita. Ontario ‘s long-term care wait lists have totaled between 18,000-33,000 or more since the 1990’s. There is also a serious shortfall of care for residents living in long-term care homes due to lack of adequate staffing. Click to read full statement.

Legal Aid Clinics deserve respect - NO JOB CUTS!

COPE Ontario wholly endorses the Association for Sustainable Legal Aid’s demands that Attorney General Caroline Mulroney meet with it’s member organizations, including the Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario, before the legislature rises later this week. Click to read the statement.