OPEN LETTER TO MEMBERS OF THE ONTARIO LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY REGARDING BILL 13 TIME TO CARE ACT

For over a decade, our international, interdisciplinary team has been studying long-term care in six different countries, including Canada. Our research clearly indicates that minimum staffing is a necessary but not sufficient condition to keep residents, staff and relatives safe. We urge you to support and implement a minimum standard of four hours a day…

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CUPE Ontario rings alarm bells about loss of public oversight and job losses with changes to Blue Box program

TORONTO, ON – The Ontario government’s proposed changes to the Blue Box recycling program will lead to losses of good jobs in municipalities and a lack of public oversight, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. The Ford government’s announced Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) recycling model is touted as one that would result…

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CUPE Ontario condemns Community Living Guelph Wellington for day program closures

Toronto, ON—Developmental Services Workers and caregivers of adults with developmental disabilities are shocked and concerned by the abrupt closure of six day program sites by Community Living Guelph Wellington. “The elimination of day programs at Community Living Guelph Wellington is shameful and will leave hundreds of people with developmental disabilities, and their caregivers, stuck at…

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Letter of Solidarity with striking support workers at the University of Ottawa

Jacques Frémont President and Vice-Chancellor University of Ottawa 550 Cumberland, Room 212 Ottawa ON K1N 6N5 [email protected] October 19, 2020 Dear Jacques Frémont, First and foremost, we hope that you and your family are doing well during these difficult times. We write as representatives of the Ontario Universities and Colleges Coalition (OUCC)—which represents over 435,000…

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Ontario Public Library Week

Today kicks off the beginning of Ontario Public Library Week. Libraries have brought and continue to bring community together, but this Ontario Public Library Week looks significantly different than past celebrations. The public health crisis we are experiencing has reinforced the need to be connected with one another, and has underscored the importance of strong…

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