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Ontario Health Coalition
Upcoming Meetings and Events
HOSPITAL EMERGENCY Online Town Hall Meetings
Our public hospitals are in an unprecedented crisis. The Ford government has done substantially nothing to help them. Instead they have funnelled millions into for-profit corporations to privatize our public hospital services.
Almost 100 Emergency Departments have had closures across Ontario. If the Ford government continues to ignore & downplay the staffing crisis -- and use the crisis as an excuse to privatize - our community hospitals are at grave risk.
All across Ontario people have banded together for a century or more to build up our local public hospitals. We have volunteered, fundraised and donated from our pay cheques because these are vital services for our communities. The Ford government's plan would dismantle our local public hospitals, taking the profitable services out to for-profit corporations, robbing them of desperately needed staff and funding.
We must force the Ford government to address the crisis and take urgent action to support our local PUBLIC hospitals. We CAN do this, but everyone needs to help to make it happen.
TODAY: Monday, March 6 at 6 p.m.
Register for the town hall here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwoduuvrTwvGtwLjpaOdtCKf31pj3V3mU1S
Student Town Hall: The Future of Public Health Care
TODAY: Monday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Register for the town hall here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctdO6vrj8qHtPT0-Ku3doze01AGRtl7dyh
Wednesday, March 8 at 7 p.m.
Register for the town hall here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYof-yprzkrHtYlwCsK0EqwZmLDPAOS3Gda
The Threat of Privatization: Lessons from Home Care
The Ford government is rushing to move surgeries and diagnostics out of hospitals and to private, for-profit providers. We only need to look to the crisis in home care to see the long-term results of private, for-profit care.
The claim is that privatization is innovation, but home care was largely outsourced to for-profit providers in the 1990s and has been in a state of crisis ever since. Expert speakers and patients will give an in-depth status update on the crisis in our communities and detail how privatization has worsened care and working conditions.
Monday March 13 at 7 pm
Register for the town hall here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrde2srTkvGdwHzNNVQLprATlDSOFLxBVT
Northumberland Rally & Forum (Save The Date)
The Northumberland Health Coalition is planning a short rally, followed by a forum with panelists and a discussion on upcoming plans of action. The rally will be across the street on the corner of William and Elgin and the forum will take place at the Best Western Hotel in Cobourg on Sunday April 2, starting at 1 PM.
More details will be coming on the Northumberland Health Coalition Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/979564962104842
Sunday April 2
1 pm, Corner of William St and Elgin St, Cobourg
Local Health Coalition Regular Planning Meetings
Everyone is welcome to join regular local health coalition planning meetings, where discussions on local and provincial public health care take place. They are listed below for the next month. If your local coalition is holding a meeting or has a regular monthly meeting date, please email back with “Local coalition meeting date” in the subject line and let us know.
Tuesday March 7
Newmarket & Aurora Organizing Meeting
7 pm, Register for the meeting here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsduCtpj0tHNVveQrSn9lm3b8XJfDJEFWl
Wednesday March 8
Thunder Bay Health Coalition Monthly Meeting
6:30 pm, For more information and Zoom details: please contact Jules Tupker at [email protected]
Thursday March 16
**NEW: Renfrew Health Coalition Meeting
7 pm, Join the meeting using the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84544693437?pwd=dDBtM0hlQUlldFZLV3g2QndxNkRjQT09
For more information: please contact Ed Cashman at [email protected]
Chatham-Kent, Sarnia-Lambton, Wallaceburg-Walpole Island Health Coalitions’ Monthly Meeting
7 pm, For more information and Zoom details: please contact Shirley Roebuck at [email protected]
Sunday March 19
Cornwall Health Coalition Meeting
1 pm, Benson Centre Room F, 800 Seventh St W, Cornwall
For more information: please contact Louise Lanctot at [email protected]
Monday March 20
Guelph District Health Coalition Monthly Meeting
7 pm, For more information and Zoom details: please contact the Guelph District Health Coalition at: [email protected]
Monday March 27
Hamilton Health Coalition Monthly Meeting
5 pm, USW Local 1005 Hall, 350 Kenilworth Ave. N., Hamilton
For more information: please contact Janina Lebon at [email protected]
Ottawa Health Coalition Monthly Meeting
7 pm, CUPE Local 503 Building Large Boardroom, 1505 Carling Ave, Ottawa
For more information: please contact the Ottawa Health Coalition at [email protected]
Health & Hope 2025 Lobby on the Hill (organized by the Canadian Health Coalition)
Join public health care advocates and experts, health care workers and patients for the Canadian Health Coalition Lobby on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The goal of Lobby is to advance the Canadian Health Coalition’s Health and Hope 2025 priorities for public health care, including: universal pharmacare, Safe long-term care, public dental care, investments in primary health care and in health care workers. The Lobby will take place from Monday March 27 to Wednesday March 29.
Deadline to Register: Wednesday March 8
Click here to register: https://healthcoalition.wufoo.com/forms/m1tfifm40rkfvv5/
For more information, please contact Tracy Glynn at: [email protected]
Windsor Emergency Healthcare Town Hall (organized by MPP Lisa Gretzky)
MPP Lisa Gretzky is hosting a health care town hall that is open to the public. Among the speakers is Ontario Health Coalition executive director Natalie Mehra.
Thursday March 9
6 – 7:30 pm, Mackenzie Hall Cultural Centre, 3277 Sandwich St. W., Windsor
For more information and to RSVP, please contact MPP Gates’ office at: [email protected]