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Home Care Services
Home Care Reports
News & Events
In 2017/2018, Home Care Ontario:
Advocated for changes to the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act
(Bill 41) with Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Small Business, including:
creation of a report with KPMG and OCSA providing analysis and financial implications of this Act
creation of report, with OCSA, for Ministry of Labour on the Impact of Bill 148 on the Home Care Sector and setting out proposed exemptions to Bill 148
creation of Precarious Work Survey Report (Home Care Ontario) concluding that Home Care service providers are not precarious workers, including privately funded service providers
Service Provider – PSW Referral Journey: Overall Impacts to Scheduling and Ontarians Receiving Home Care
outlining the scheduling and HHR implications of Bill 41
Advocated for the for elimination of the PSS Agency
Issued submissions, briefing notes and attended numerous meetings, teleconferences
with respect to the
School Health Support Services
transfer from the MOHLTC/LHINs to the MCYS/CTCs
Created a Public Relations Campaign –
More Home Care for Me and You
a White Paper
Preparing Ontario’s Home Care System for the Challenges of Tomorrow
, including recommendations for:
advocating for tax credit or caregiver allowance for Ontarians who wish to purchase care directly from reputable, legitimate home care providers
advocating for a marketing campaign profiling the work and contribution of the home and community care sector and promote advantages of receiving care at home
all 14 recommendations can be found at
Joined alliance with OHA, OLTCA, AdvantAge
to discuss with Minister E. Hoskins, MOHLTC and Minister K. Flynn, MOL, the impact of the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 on the health care sector as well as potential solutions
Queen’s Park Lobby Day for members and MPPs
PreBudget Submission –
Providing More Home Care for Me and for You
Creation of grassroots outreach to MPPs by members
Extensive media outreach including interviews, op-eds, press releases, Twitter, LinkedIn
Launch of Facebook page and ads
Launch of website –
Meetings with LHIN CEOs, Senior Staff, and Boards,
including informal ‘meet and greet’ receptions with members and facilitating new working relationships.
Issued submission to the Standing Committee regarding Bill 41-
Misalignment with Patients First
Optimizing Nursing in Ontario’s Renewed Home Care
(Home Care Ontario/OCSA Nursing Practice Council) highlighting the ways in which
the contribution of the frontline nurse can be optimized to align with the vision of the Patients First Strategy
Advocated for the private purchase of home care services
through association members and met with provincial associations, CARP and MPPs to educate on the
importance of directing consumers to reputable Home Care Providers.
Provided vital statistical and qualitative information
about home care in Ontario to support organizational intelligence.
Provided public comment on policy and legislation
impacting home care through media releases, responding to media queries, position statements, presentations and review of documents.
Represented members at
political events, consultations and conferences and maintained regular contact with key MPPs
of all parties to inform about the importance of publicly funded and privately purchased home care in Ontario.
Educated the public and other stakeholders
about the role and value of the Association members through briefing notes, position statements, media releases; our website; Twitter, LinkedIn; and electronic newsletter – House Calls.
Provided summary and analysis
of provincial budget, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (Bill 41) and other government legislation and actions, LHIN funding decisions, political activities, Ontario PC Platform
Presented the home care perspective to government
through briefing notes and in person presentations on policy changes and province-wide issues such as: the annual budget, Ministry of Labour Changing Workplace Review, Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 41), the Special Needs Strategy, Patients First Strategy and Patients First Act, 2016.
Advocated for the
unique role of the Home Care Provider.
Provided leadership by supporting the work of Health Quality Ontario
including the analysis of the home care sector and attending Health Transformation event.
Member of the
Ontario Caregiver Coalition
advancing support for families with extraordinary caregiving responsibilities.
on MOHLTC Drug Stakeholder updates, Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID).
Provided support and guidance
on several research initiatives specific to home care.
Hosted member webcasts
to provide information and education Bill 148/Patients First updates, human resource issues, leading practices, accreditation, public relations care and research in home care.
Monitored and supported
national and provincial research
relevant to home care.
Worked with the Home Care Ontario-OCSA Nursing Practice
to ensure home care response to issues and representation on nursing initiatives.
the Home Care Ontario Therapy & Rehabilitation Practice Council
to advance the practice of therapy within the home care sector.
Maintained relationships with cross-sectoral partners including
and provincial associations such as
OCFP, OHA, CHCA, OCSA, OPSWA, PSNO, OMA, ORCA, OLTCA, AdvantAge (OANHSS)
Better Home Care in Ontario – Transforming the future of Home Care
member and public polls
to support provincial advocacy and media outreach.
… and much more!
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