Submissions to Government

A submission to government may take the form of a public letter or position statement intended to inform a decision-maker (e.g., a government minister) about Care Watch’s perspective, analysis, position, or policy respecting an issue, pending decision or decision-making process. It is an advocacy tool which we hope will influence the outcome or resolution of the issue or decision in favour of the principles advocated by Care Watch.

Submission: Bill 175 – Connecting People to Home and Community Care Act

The Ford government is pursuing passage of legislation that will significantly affect the home and community care services available to all Ontarians. Care Watch applaudes the government’s goal of modernizing home and community care, but continues to have serious concerns about the proposed legislative changes.  Our submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy calls for clarification of and changes to Bill 175.

Download PDF: Withdraw Bill 175 – Letter to Premier Doug Ford and Minister Christine Elliott, June 28, 2020

Download PDF: Bill 175 – Connecting People to Home and Community Care Act, May 21, 2020

What can you do? Become familiar with proposed legislative changes to our home and community care sytem.

Care Watch’s 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 Submission to Ontario’s 2020 Pre-Budget Hearing, November 29, 2019

What can you do? Share our submission with your local MPP and seek their support for necessary funding.

Archived Submissions

Submissions addressing home care restructuring and the Patients First Act, 2016

Submissions addressing the provincial health and community care budget, 2016