SEIU Canada (Service Employees International Union - Canada)

SEIU Canada (Service Employees International Union - Canada)

November 14, 2008 18:03 ET

SEIU Canada-Media Advisory-Call for Reform: New Report on Ontario Home Care

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 14, 2008) - Service Employees International Union will be available to comment on a new independent report on Ontario's home care sector, authored by respected health policy experts, including the late Marian Dewar, which will be released next Monday at a press conference at Queen's Park and by teleconference. The report, entitled Home Care: Change We Need, presents the findings of an extensive cross-province consultation that included five public hearings across Ontario The hearings held in Toronto, Sarnia, Peterborough, Ottawa, and Thunder Bay, were sponsored by SEIU Local 1 Canada and the Ontario Health Coalition, but the report's authors were given a mandate to write an independent report based on the hearings and their own research.

Press Conference

What: Respected health policy experts will release their key findings in a report they co-authored based on presentations and submissions received at public hearings on homecare across Ontario.

When: Both to be held on Monday, Nov. 17

Who: Carol Kushner, health policy analyst, co-author of report; Patricia Baranek, health services and policy consultant, co-author of report; Natalie Mehra, Director, Ontario Health Coalition

Queen's Park Media Conference:

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Where: Queen's Park Media Studio, Queen's Park, Toronto

Cross-Province Media Teleconference

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Conf. call #: 1-866-613-5220 (Toll free)

416-204-1403 (416 area code)

Access #: 6334227#

Contact Information

  • SEIU Canada
    Pat Chastang
    Media Relations
    (416) 709-0501
    Carol Kushner
    (416) 465-7443
    Ontario Health Coalition
    Natalie Mehra
    (Toronto, cross-Ontario)
    (416) 230-6402 or (416) 441-2502