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The Ombudsperson’s Report on Seniors Care in BC – Building a Community-Based Response

March 5, 2012 - 02:45 pm

An invitation from the Vancouver Cross-Cultural Seniors Network, BC Health Coalition, and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives/Remaining Light Project Join us at a community forum March 5 to discuss BC Ombudsperson Kim Carter's comprehensive recommendations for improving quality, accessibility, and accountability in BC's home and community care system. Ms. Carter's recommendations were released February 14 as part of her second and final report on her province-wide investigation into "systemic issues" in seniors care in BC.…Read More

Shedding the Light on Seniors' Care

April 12, 2012 - 07:00 pm

Join us at a free public forum to discuss BC Ombudsperson Kim Carter's comprehensive recommendations for improving quality, accessibility, and accountability in BC's home and community care system. Ms. Carter's recommendations were released February 14 as part of her second and final report on her province-wide investigation into "systemic issues" in seniors care in BC. The purpose of the forum is not to come to one common understanding or analysis of the Ombudsperson's report, or the government's response to it, but rather to learn more and discuss ideas in an open dialogue.…Read More

Taking action on seniors care and support

December 10, 2012 - 09:15 am

An invitation from the Vancouver Cross-Cultural Seniors Network, BC Health Coalition, and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives/Remaining Light Project Join us at a community forum to discuss BC Ombudsperson Kim Carter’s comprehensive recommendations for improving quality, accessibility, and accountability in BC’s home and community care system. Ms. Carter’s recommendations were released February 14 as part of her second and final report on her province-wide investigation into “systemic issues” in seniors care in BC.  …Read More

Town Hall - 2014 Health Accord

October 10, 2013 - 07:00 pm

Throughout the Thompson region, we have experienced serious cuts to our health care system for more than a decade. Our hospitals are overcrowded, health services and programs have been severely reduced or cut altogether, and the needs of our rural population largely ignored. B.C.'s public health care continues to be dismantled and privatized.…Read More

Supreme Court Showdown

January 22, 2014 - 03:00 pm

Parties in the case are calling it the most significant constitutional challenge in Canadian history. In 2009 Dr. Brian Day, owner of Vancouver's for-profit Cambie Surgery Centre and leading proponent of for-profit health care, launched a constitutional challenge that could erase the foundation of Canadian Medicare as we know it—a health care system based on need, not ability to pay. The challenge is set to go to trial spring or fall 2014, will likely end up in the Supreme Court of Canada, and may produce thedefining Charter interpretation that will apply across the country.…Read More

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