Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence Release White Paper on Caregiving
The Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence (CCCE) has released its first whitepaper, Giving Care: An approach to a better caregiving landscape in Canada. The white paper is a result of extensive consultations with caregivers, care providers, recipients of care, thought leaders, service agencies, advocacy organizations and researchers from across the country. The report aims to ignite a public conversation on the state of caregiving and offer potential policy solutions to address the many challenges and systemic issues experienced by Canada’s 8+ million caregivers and care providers across the country. The report can be found here.
The More Beds, Better Care Act 2022, colloquially known as Bill 7, came into effect on September 21, 2022. The Act, passed without public hearings, aimed to facilitate the transfer of what are known as "Alternative Level of Care" patients from hospitals to long-term care placements. It does so by permitting placement co-ordinators and long-term care home operators to admit individuals to long-term care without their informed consent.
You can read the text of the Bill here.
The text of the Ministry of Health's and Ministry of Long-Term Care's implementation memo can be found here.
A plain language overview of the Bill and its implications can be found here.
Background material on the context and impact of Bill 7 can be found here.
The OCC's Open Letter to Government can be found here.