Ontario’s Bill 33 (the Time to Care Act) is being voted on by MPPs at Second Reading on November 2. CUPE is calling on members across the province to contact their MPP to let them know that this issue matters to all of us, and we’ll be watching how they vote.
- Are you in Ontario? Send an email now to ask your MPP to support the Time to Care Act.
What is the issue?
Since 1992, the complexity of care needs of Ontario’s long-term care residents – the majority of who are 85 years of age or older – has increased significantly. 73 per cent of residents have some form of Alzheimer’s or dementia and most need help with feeding, bathing, toileting and getting out of bed.
Yet Ontario funds long-term care at a lower level than just about any other Canadian province. The result of provincial underfunding is that there isn’t enough staff to provide residents with the care time residents need each day to live with dignity in Ontario nursing homes.
Where can I learn more?
Visit the Time To Care campaign page to learn more about what needs to change, and how you can get involved.