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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical importance of federal government leadership in health care. The pandemic’s impact has been particularly dramatic in long-term care homes, exposing a fragmented and under-resourced system that is heavily reliant on for-profit delivery.
TORONTO, VANCOUVER—Two veteran seniors care researchers have detailed federally mandated standards to reform long-term care amid a second wave of COVID-19 in a new discussion paper by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Illustration by Michael DeForge
The summer issue of the Monitor features two previously published reports on the crisis in Canada's nursing homes, one from the CCPA's national office, Re-imagining Long-term Residential Care in the COVID-19 Crisis, and one from the CCPA-BC,
TORONTO— Dans la tourmente, le système de soins de longue durée de l’Ontario nécessite un investissement supplémentaire de 1,8 milliard de dollars par an pour atteindre les niveaux de qualité des soins et de sécurité recommandés, selon une nouvelle étude du Centre canadien de politiques alternatives (CCPA).
First published in the Winnipeg Free Press June 23, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has made the holes in our social safety net and the failures in our social infrastructure painfully obvious. A horrific example of these failures is the impact of the pandemic in long-term care (LTC) homes. 
TORONTO—Ontario’s beleaguered long-term care system needs a funding injection of $1.8 billion a year to bring wages and staffing up to recommended levels of quality of care and safety, according to a new study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).
Under-regulated, under-researched and largely privatized is an apt description of British Columbia’s assisted living system for seniors’ care.