Fix Seniors' Care NOW - Share Your Stories!


Share your stories! On Tuesday, May 26, join us for an all-day virtual rally and make your voice heard!

Canada's seniors' care system has been in crisis for far too long. Now, we are seeing the impacts of our governments' inaction unfold in the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We need action to fix seniors' care NOW.
 
On May 26, Friends of Medicare and the Manitoba Health Coalition will be taking to social media to call for the following principles:
 
Working conditions are care conditions:  Employees at seniors' facilities are stretched thin. Chronic understaffing means jeopardized safety and compromised quality of care for both our loved ones and staff. We need legislated staff-to-patient ratios to ensure improved quality care and safety.
 
People before profit:  Every dollar in profit is a dollar not spent on care. Private companies who both operate facilities and are contracted out to provide services make a fortune off our loved ones, and leave facilities understaffed and under resourced. We must prioritize care and eliminate profit from seniors' care.
 
Establish a national seniors' strategy:  Seniors' care often falls outside the scope of the Canada Health Act. Instead, provinces and territories have been left to decide what gets regulated, enforced, and provided, leaving many without proper care. We need parallel legislation which lays out national standards, including funding, to ensure ALL seniors' have access to the care they need and deserve.
 
See the Facebook event: facebook.com/events/622183445050126/
 
Invite your friends so that they can join you in taking action to fix our seniors' care!
 

Take Action:

The COVID-19 pandemic means we can't rally as we normally would so we're taking it to the internet! Here are two easy ways you can get involved on May 26

 
1. Share your stories

Post your photos and stories of your loved ones in continuing care! Share how our governments' inaction in seniors' care has impacted you and your family. Make sure to use the hashtag #FixSeniorsCareNOW !
 
Don't use social media? Send your photos and stories to fomcampaign@gmail.com and we'll post them for you on May 26! 
 
 
 
 

 
2. Contact your representatives

Contact the Premier, the Minister of Seniors & Housing, and the Health Minister and tell them that we need action to fix our seniors' care NOW!
 
Write your own, or use our one click email tool! Make sure to BCC us on your emails at fomcampaign@gmail.com.
 
  

Jason Kenney, Premier

Phone: 780 427 2251
 
Office of the Premier
307 Legislature Building
10800 - 97 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5K 2B6

Josephine Pon, Minister of Seniors & Housing

Phone: 780 415 9550     Email: sh.minister@gov.ab.ca 
 
Office of the Minister Seniors & Housing
404 Legislature Building
10800 - 97 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5K 2B6

Tyler Shandro, Health Minister

Phone: 780 427 3665
 
Office of the Minister Health
423 Legislature Building
10800 - 97 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5K 2B6

 
•   Find your MLA's contact information.
•   Find your MP's contact information


More useful links:

  • See more about the problems facing Alberta's seniors' care & sign the pledge! Visit www.abseniors.ca
  • Watch our webinar with Pat Armstrong, Andrew Longhurst & Carol Wodak to learn more about Alberta's continuing care strategy in light of COVID-19 and beyond.
  • Read the latest from Friends of Medicare on what's happening in Alberta's continuing care system.
  • Sign the petition from the Canadian Health Coalition calling for a national seniors' strategy.

 

WHEN
May 26, 2020 at 9am - 9pm
WHERE
Online
8 RSVPS
Judy Lederer heather walker Mare Donly John Wodak Carol Wodak Boyd Alcock Avril Torrence Avis Riva

Who's RSVPing

Judy Lederer
heather walker
Mare Donly
John Wodak
Carol Wodak
Boyd Alcock
Avril Torrence
Avis Riva

Will you come?