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STURGEON FALLS, ON – Sturgeon Falls, Au Chateau Home for the Aged care staff who are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) launch community drive to give nursing home residents “the gift of care”, this holiday season. This weekend, November 15-16, CUPE 896 will bring information about CUPE’s Time to Care campaign that advocates for a regulated four hour daily resident care standard, to the annual Christmas Craft Show at the Sturgeon Falls Recreation Complex, 219 O’Hara Street.

“Whether we have a family member or friend in long-term care (LTC) or not, we can all make a difference in the quality of life and care for the more than 77,000 nursing home residents, province-wide. This weekend we will be asking for people to sign a petition supporting a daily minimum care standard for long-term care residents,” says Daniel Roy with CUPE 896.  

The goal is to get 77,000 signatures on the petitions. That’s one signature for each of the people who reside in a nursing home in Ontario. “It’s an ambitious goal, we know,” says Roy. “But better, safer care for residents should be concern for all us. We need to show the Ontario government, the members of our provincial parliament (MPP) and our local MPP, that many Ontarians support increased quality care for long-term care residents and that we want four hours of hands-on care for residents each day to become law.”

For more information on CUPE’s Time to Care campaign and to view the Time to Care video please go to: www.timetocareontario.ca.

For more information please contact:

Stella Yeadon
CUPE Communications