Submission to Ontario’s 2020 Pre-Budget Hearing

Care Watch has provided input to Ontario’s 2020 Pre-Budget Hearings relating to funding of in-home and community support services. Our goal is to see that Ontario’s seniors receive the services they need to live safely at home and thrive in their communities. We ask key ministers to support funding of home care and community support services in the forthcoming budget.

Care Watch recommends that in-home care and community support services receive the following new funding to their base budgets:

• A 3% annual increase to bring their funding into line with funding to institutions;
• An additional 2% annual increase so these services can grow province-wide; and
• Annual adjustments for inflation.

We further recommend that this funding be designated for in-home and community support services and be protected so it can be used only for these purposes.

Read the full submission and share with your MPPs.