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Media Advisory: Ontario Health Coalition to release new report

GlobeNewswire Monday, 21 January 2019
*Situation Critical - Homicide and Violence in Ontario's Long-Term Care Home*TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Ontario Health Coalition is releasing a new report, Situation Critical, across Ontario from January 21^st to February 5^th.

Situation Critical is a new report that examines government data to reveal the current shocking state of long-term care in Ontario. Among all the data that the Ontario Health Coalition has collected on long wait lists, inequities, staffing shortages, and medical needs is a statistic that over the last 5 years measured there were 27 homicides. It is part of a rising tide of violence among residents of long-term care facilities. Why is this happening? This Ontario Health Coalition report bases its assessment of the current state of long-term care in Ontario and what the needs of our population of seniors are from available data from the long-term care industry and the Ontario government.

The Ontario Health Coalition will provide copies of the long-term care report at local news conferences and local first-hand accounts of conditions in long-term care locally following the themes of the report. The report is being toured around 30 towns around Ontario from January 21st to February 5^th.

*Monday, January 21*

WHERE: Queen’s Park Media Studio, Main Legislative Building, Toronto  
WHEN: 11:30 am  
WHO:  Devorah Goldberg, Research and Campaign Manager (phone) 416-441-2502   (cell) 647-631-8811 Natalie Mehra, Executive Director  (cell) 416-230-6401    
WHERE: Chatham, Unifor Hall, 450 Riverview Dr.  
WHEN:  10:00am  
WHO: Shirley Roebuck (phone) 226-402-2724    
WHERE:  Wallaceburg - Interview  
WHEN:  11:30 am  
WHO:  Shirley Roebuck (phone) 226-402-2724    
WHERE:  Sarnia, Coffee Lodge, 400 Exmouth St.  
WHEN: 2:00 pm  
WHO: Shirley Roebuck (phone) 226-402-2724    
WHERE: Sudbury Public Library Main Branch, 74 MacKenzie St.  
WHEN: 10:30 am  
WHO: Dot Klein (phone) 705-566-9072    
WHERE:  North Bay Legion, 150 First Ave.  
WHEN: 10:30 am  
WHO:  Ann McIntyre & Blanche-Helene Tremblay, Devorah Goldberg  (phone) 416-441-2502    
WHERE: Smith Falls, Royal Canadian Legion, 7 Main Street E.  
WHEN: 10:30 am  
WHO:  Ross Sutherland  (phone) 613-532-7846

*Tuesday, January 22*WHERE: Hamilton Public Library Main Branch, 2^nd Floor Program Room  
WHEN:  10:30 am  
WHO: Janina Lebon (cell) 647-773-1914    
WHERE: Burlington Central Library, Frank Rose Room, 2331 New St.  
WHEN:  1:30 pm  
WHO: Tom Corrothers (phone) 416-992-3411    
WHERE: London, Neighbourhood Legal Services, Board Room, 151 Dundas St.  
WHEN:  10:30 am  
WHO: Peter Bergmanis (phone) 519-433-4403   (cell) 519-860-4403    
WHERE: Peterborough Public Library Main Branch (Board room downstairs), 345 Aylmer St. N  
WHEN:  11:00 am  
WHO: Roy Brady (phone) 705-745-2446  Charlene Avon (phone) 705-761-4408    
WHERE: Windsor, Mackenzie Hall, 3277 Sandwich St. W.  
WHEN:  11:30 am  
WHO: Ken Lewenza Jr. (phone) 519-819-0830    
WHERE: Oshawa, Parkview Senior’ Residence, 25 John St.  
WHEN:  11:00 am  
WHO: Trish McAullife  (phone) 905-706-5806

*Friday, January 25*

WHERE:  Stratford Public Library, 19 St. Andrew St.  
WHEN: 10:30 am  
WHO: Treena Hollingworth (phone) 647-537-4357    
WHERE:  Guelph, Public Library, East Branch, 1 Starwood Dr.  
WHEN: 10:30 am
 
WHO: Magee McGuire (phone) 519-767-0084

*Monday, January 28*

WHERE: Tillsonberg, Oxford County Public Library, Tillsonburg Branch, Program Room, 2 Library Ln.  
WHEN: 10:30 am  
WHO:  Bryan Smith (cell) 226-228-8309    (phone) 519-456-5270    
WHERE: Huntsville, Bullock’s Independent Grocer, 131 Howland Dr.  
WHEN: 12:00 pm  
WHO:  Peter Cross (phone) 705-646-1029 Devorah Goldberg, Research and Campaign Manager (phone) 416-441-2502    
WHERE: Woodstock, Southgate Centre, 191 Wellington St. S.  
WHEN: 1:30 pm  
WHO:  Bryan Smith (cell) 226-228-8309   (phone) 519-456-5270

*Tuesday, January 29*WHERE: Thunder Bay, 55+ Centre, 700 River St.  
WHEN: 10:30 am  
WHO: Jules Tupker (cell) 807-627-6249   (phone) 807-577-5946    
WHERE: Kingston, United Church, 82 Sydenham St.  
WHEN: 10:30 am  
WHO: Mathew Gventer (phone) 613-542-5834

*Wednesday, January 30*WHERE: Ottawa, Sandy Hill Community Centre, 250 Somerset St. E.  
WHEN:  1:00 pm  
WHO:  Al Dupuis  (cell) 613-808-7710   (phone) 613-590-0970

*Friday, February 1*WHERE: Kitchener-Waterloo, Waterloo Public Library Main Branch, 35 Albert St.  
WHEN: 10:00 am  
WHO:  Jim Stewart  (phone) 519-588-5841    
WHERE: Barrie Public Library, Painswick Branch, 48 Dean Ave.  
WHEN: 10:30 am  
WHO:  Patty Coates  (cell) 705-321-1441    
WHERE: Pembroke Public Library, 237 Victoria St.  
WHEN: 12:00 pm  
WHO:  David Lipton (phone) 613-546-1177

*Monday, February 4*WHERE: Simcoe, Royal Canadian Legion, 200 West St.  
WHEN: 10:30 am  
WHO:  Roy Brady  (phone) 705-745-2446 Charlene Avon (phone) 705-761-4408

*Tuesday, February 5*WHERE:  St. Catharines Public Library Main Branch (Rotary Room), 54 Church St.  
WHEN: 10:30 am  
WHO:  Sue Hotte (phone) 905-932-1646    
WHERE:  Grimsby, Livingston Activity Centre, 18 Livingston Ave.  
WHEN: 1:30 pm  
WHO:  Sue Hotte (phone) 905-932-1646    
WHERE:  Cornwall, Benson Centre, 800 Seventh St. W.  
WHEN: 10:30 am  
WHO:  Elaine McDonald (phone) 613-330-3117    
WHERE:  Cobourg, Horizons of Friendship, 50 Covert St.  
WHEN: 12:00 pm  
WHO:  Linda Mackenzie-Nicholas (phone) 905-376-2189    

Devorah Goldberg, Research and Campaign Manager
(phone) 416-441-2502
(cell) 647-631-8811

Natalie Mehra, Executive Director
(cell) 416-230-6401
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