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Once done, Markham Seniors and Family Caregivers Coalition will forward your

petition request to the appropriate elected officials as we lobby all levels of government on a year-round basis!

 

Markham Seniors and Family Caregivers Coalition advocates on many issues important to seniors and their family caregivers. Read them carefully and if you support any of these proposals, simply CLICK on the Sign This Petition >> button of petition(s) of your choice and SIGN THEM. (No maximums).

  1. That the City of Markham Council develop and implement a ‘Made-in-Markham’ housing strategy that enables Markham-based places of worship to build social/subsidized housing for low-income families and/or seniors on their properties in cooperation with Housing York.

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  2. As part of a ‘Made-in-Markham’ housing strategy in cooperation with York Region, we ask that 1,000 new social (subsidized) seniors’ units be brought on stream in the City of Markham by 2022 in order to alleviate the waiting list of 6,077 applications for the 495 units in existence in Markham. (Source: Community & Health Services Housing Services, York Region – March 2018).

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  3. As part of a ‘Made-in-Markham’ housing strategy, the City of Markham demands from the provincial government’s Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care that they build/develop 5,000 new long-term care beds in Markham and York Region by end of year 2020 in order to alleviate the wait list of 3,434 seniors in Markham and a portion of the 32,775 seniors on the waiting list in Ontario (Source: Ontario Long Term Care Association, Oct. 2017).

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  4. As part of a ‘Made-in-Markham’ housing strategy, we ask that Mayor Frank Scarpitti champion the development of an End-of-Life (24-7) Hospice in Markham. Specifically, that he and Council recruit a generous donor who wishes to have their legacy remembered for their generosity and kindness to those families whose loved ones are in palliative care in their final days.

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  5. That the City of Markham update its website to include a comprehensive list of services, programs, grants, and caregiver relief options that are available through the City and York Region with, of course, a direct link to the Markham Public Library’s comprehensive database. Furthermore, that the City of Markham call upon and work with Markham Public Library in order to make MPL the ultimate GO-TO-INFO Centre for family caregivers and seniors.

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  6. We ask the City of Markham to host a ‘Transportation for Seniors Summit’ by the end of 2019 at which time, York Region Transit will commit to investing more resources in order to provide better quality service, more routes and more buses and special services for seniors.

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  7. We ask the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to publish CRITICAL INCIDENT REPORTS of abuse and neglect of seniors by staff and residents as they are reported to them and to post, sadly, a scorecard of all incidents reported per facility for all LTC facilities in Ontario on the Ministry’s website.

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  8. We ask that the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care implement a province-wide staff and supervisor training program aimed at achieving the elimination of abuse to elders by staff and fellow residents.

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  9. We ask the Ontario Government to implement a Seniors’ Family Caregiver Allowance program that enables family caregivers of lower-income care recipients, who have a high level of disability or impairment as determined by a home care assessment, to be compensated for their care services.

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  10. It is time to end UNPAID LEAVES and FINANCIAL PENALTIES that are imposed on caregivers who take time away from work to nurse Mom/Dad to recovery or to the end of their lives. Their reality requires immediate redress.

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