April 27 National Day of Action – Canadians United for Long-Term Care Standards
April 23, 2021
A virtual Day of Action protesting the failure of our national and provincial governments to set national standards for long-term care will roll across Canada through the different time zones as indicated below. The public will join by Facebook livestream & social media using the hashtags #10plus3 #LTCstandardsnow.
The entire day of events will be livestreamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Canadians4LTC (from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time) & in each province as follows:
National Day of Action
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Canadians United for Long-Term Care Standards
PEI 12 p.m. Atlantic time
Islanders will join with music and speakers focusing on the call for national standards, working conditions and the need for more professional care in long-term care homes, mental health and health care as a public good.
The event will be livestreamed on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057280936172
Nova Scotia 12:30 p.m. Atlantic time
Nova Scotians from across the province will speak about the state of long-term care in the province and detail why national government standards are needed to improve care.
The event will be livestreamed on Facebook at:https://www.facebook.com/nshealthcoalition
Ontario (Canadians 4LTC & Ontario Health Coalition) 12:00 p.m. Eastern time
Featuring firsthand accounts of conditions in long-term care and a heartfelt appeal for national standards from residents, their essential caregivers and front-line staff; leading advocates discussing the controversy around the federal government handing off national standards to the accreditation industry and the role of the for-profit industry; a call to action to pressure both the provincial & federal governments to take real decisive action.
The event will be livestreamed on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ontariohealth
National (Canadian Health Coalition & Council of Canadians) 1:00 p.m. Eastern time
Family members of long-term care residents and long-term care experts will speak about what is happening in long-term care and issue a call for leadership and national standards.
The event will be livestreamed on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/CanadiansOrg
Manitoba 12:30 p.m. Central time
Residents, family members, community and labour leaders will speak out about conditions in long-term care and the need for national standards.
Video premiere to be livestreamed on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/MBHealthCoalition
Alberta 12 p.m. Mountain time
Friends of Medicare will be holding a virtual rally with speakers as well as artistic presentations by special guests calling for both the provincial and federal government to work together and urgently create national standards to improve long-term care.
The event will be livestreamed on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/friendsofmedicare
British Columbia 11:30 a.m. Pacific time
Long-term care advocates, workers, and family of long-term care residents will gather to exchange testimonies of long-term care experiences, call for national standards, and share a moment of remembrance in honour of lives lost in long-term care in BC.
The event will be livestreamed on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/bchealthcoalition