Health Action Assembly & Annual Conference, October 1-2, 2022

September 9, 2022

JOIN US & ORGANIZE A FIERCE RESISTANCE TO FORD’S HEALTH CARE PRIVATIZATION SCHEME – ASSEMBLY OCT 1 & 2

Ford isn’t taking the summer off from his plans to privatize our public health care. We desperately need your help to join, build a fierce resistance and organize our communities as we fight one of the most important fights to defend public medicare in decades. Please register and join our action assembly and annual conference. Details below.

URGENT: Book Your Hotel Room By Sept 2

Ontario Health CoalitionHealth Action Assembly & Annual Conference

In-person: Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto, or by Zoom for those who want to participate virtually (from home by computer)

Saturday October 1st & Sunday October 2nd10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The fact that Doug Ford has won another majority government in Ontario presents daunting challenges for the defenders of Public Medicare. However, along with our challenges we also have opportunities. Significant funding has flowed to health care, the federal government is considering increasing funding — possibly with strings attached — which would be positive, and health care is very much in the public eye. Nevertheless, from hospitals to long-term care to home care we are in crisis.

Now, more than ever, we need fearless, strong, ambitious action and strategy to stop privatization, force Ford to address the health care staffing crisis and make good on his promises to improve long-term care. Each year, we invite everyone who believes in Public Medicare and wants to work to defend and improve it to join together in a major strategy session. This year’s assembly is critically important. Join us for briefings, speakers, report-ins and strategizing.

Hotel Rooms: We have reserved a block of hotel rooms at a reduced rate at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto at 475 Yonge Street. The rate is $259 per night plus tax. To book your room at this discount rate , please click the link: https://www.marriott.com/event…/reservation-link.mi… to book online or call 1 (800) 847-5075 and cite Ontario Health Coalition as the group name to receive the reduced rate. Please book as soon as possible, as space is limited and the deadline to book your hotel room at the discounted rate is Friday September 2.

Local Coalitions are asked to please seek local funding first to subsidize your travel costs. If you need a subsidy from the Ontario Health Coalition, we will fund hotel and travel costs for up to two representatives from each active local health coalition. All subsidies must be pre-approved by Natalie Mehra, executive director. Each local coalition seeking to have representatives subsidized by the Ontario Health Coalition must fill out a subsidy request form and submit it to Natalie Mehra at ohc@sympatico.ca for approval. Pls email Natalie to ask for a subsidy request form. Note: we will subsidize amounts up to the block rate for a hotel room and gas (not mileage) or train/plane.

In-Person Registration Form Number of people attending: _____ on Saturday _____ on Sunday

Name of key contact:

Additional names of attendees:

Organization if applicable:

Address:

City/Town:

Postal code:

Email:

Tel (day): (night): (cell):

Virtual Registration

If you are attending virtually, please register by Zoom at: https://us06web.zoom.us/…/tZMuf… After registering you will be emailed a zoom meeting link. This link will be used for both days of the Assembly/Conference. If you do not receive it, please check your junk or other folders. It will be sent by Zoom.

Fees: (sliding scale)

Fees are a sliding scale, so please pay what you can. If you are a part of an organization that is able to do so, or if it is affordable for you, please try to pay the full amount. In order for us to have an assembly and organize, we have to bring in members and local coalitions from all across Ontario- from Thunder Bay, Ottawa, Windsor and places in between. We need to cover flights, trains and hotel rooms. The fees are structured so that we are able to subsidize those who need it so that we can all get together to strategize, share analysis and information and organize. Thank you for understanding and helping to make this possible.

Saturday: $0-100 per person (sliding scale)

Amount paid: x number of people = subtotal $

Sunday: $0-50 per person (sliding scale)

Amount paid: x number of people = subtotal $ Total: $

Please mark an X to select your payment method:

Enclosed by cheque _____________OR

Paid online at http://store.ontariohealthcoalition.ca/collections/all ____________

Mail or email to: Ontario Health Coalition 15 Gervais Drive, Suite 201, Toronto Ontario MC3 1Y8 tel: 416-441-2502 email: ohc@sympatico.ca If emailing, please use the subject line: Assembly registration. Note: you can pay online at: https://store.ontariohealthcoalition.ca/…/2022-health…

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