On April 27, advocates from all across Canada will be joining in on a National Day of Action for Long-Term Care Standards. Friends of Medicare, along with Canadians 4 LTC Standards, and provincial health coalitions, will be marking the day of action with demonstrations in cities across the country. The issues facing those living in residential care have been decades in the making, exacerbated by a system which seeks to profit from the care of our most vulnerable, even during such a major health crisis. COVID-19 must serve as a catalyst for much-needed change in Alberta’s Continuing Care system—we cannot and must not go back to the same way of providing care that has failed far too many. We need immediate and significant changes to improve long term care across Canada to finally ensure that everyone has access to the care they need and deserve!
That's why Friends of Medicare and allies Canada-wide will be uniting to demand that all levels of government act decisively to ensure that everyone has access to the care they need and deserve. Tune in to the livestream all day on April 27, where family advocates and health coalitions across the country will be standing up for long-term care residents and demanding the creation and implementation of national long-term care standards!
Here's how to get involved:
1. Join Friends of Medicare for the Alberta action on Zoom at 12:00 pm MT!
2. Spread the word on April 27!
Take to social media and share a photo or video of yourself with the #LTCStandardsNow poster (above), make your own, or simply post a message to say why you support the Canada-wide call for national LTC standards! Tag @JustinTrudeau & @jkenney, and use the hashtags #LTCstandardsNOW & #10plus3. (Make sure to tag @FriendsMedicare so we can retweet!)
Don't have social media but still want to take part? Send your photo to [email protected] and we'll share it on FOM's Twitter account!
3. Send a letter to Premier Jason Kenney and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau!
Write a letter or email and let them know that you won't stand for the continuing crisis in our seniors' care system! Use the link below to print or download our letter template. (Remember: personal stories are usually more persuasive than facts alone—edit our template to include what national LTC standards would mean for you and your loved ones!)
Email: [email protected]
Office of the Premier
307 Legislature Building
10800 - 97 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2B6
Email: [email protected]
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A
(no postage required!)
April 27, 2021 at 12pm - 5pm