Ontario Health Coalition: List of Upcoming Meetings and Events

Long-term care homes are facing a crisis. Personal support workers (PSWs), responsible for the daily hands-on care for long-term care residents, are overworked, underpaid, and unequipped to deal with the challenges of their profession. 

A new report released by the Ontario Health Coalition, commissioned by Unifor, details the harsh reality PSWs face and highlights how the huge shortage of PSWs has affected all Ontarians. A cross-province tour of the new report, which can be found here, is almost underway. Please find the list of press conferences across the province below. While space for the press conferences are limited, please read the report and let your local politicians know they need to act now to fix the crisis. We will send out updates on upcoming events weekly. You can always see our upcoming events on our calendar on our website. Thank you!


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PSW Crisis Tour Press Conferences

Wednesday January 29


10 am, Donevan Recreation Complex (Program Room), 171 Harmony Road S


10 am, Centretown Community Health Centre, 420 Cooper St


Thursday January 30

St. Catharines

10 am, St. Catharines Public Library Main Branch (Rotary Room), 54 Church St


Monday February 3  

Sault Ste. Marie

12 pm, Unifor Local 1359, 6-773 Great Northern Road


Wednesday February 5


10 am, Unifor Local 302, 125 Elm St


1 pm, Unifor Local 127, 405 Riverview Dr, Suite 305


Friday February 7


10 am, Unifor Local 504, 307 Queenston Rd


1:30 pm, Unifor Local 1106, 600 Wabanaki Dr, Kitchener


Monday February 10

Thunder Bay

10 am, Unifor Local 229, 1060 Lithium Dr


Tuesday February 11


10 am, Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St


10 am, Strangway Community Centre, 260 East Street N

Oxford County

10 am, Tillsonburg Seniors centre, 45 Hardy Ave, Tillsonburg


Thursday February 13


10 am, Unifor local 2458, 3400 Somme Ave


Friday February 14


10 am, Central Public School Studio D, 24 Alexander St


Thursday February 20


10 am, Unifor local 598, 2550 Richard Lake Dr



Local Health Coalition Meetings


Everyone is welcome to join local health coalition monthly meetings, where discussions on local and provincial public health care take place. They are listed below for the next month. If your local coalition is holding a meeting or has a regular monthly meeting date, please email back with ATTN: SALAH in the subject line and let us know.


Monday January 27

Hamilton Health Coalition Regular Monthly Meeting

5 pm, USW Local 1005 Hall, 350 Kenilworth Avenue North, 2nd floor, Hamilton


Tuesday January 28

Peel Health Coalition Meeting

6 pm, Labour Community Services of Peel, 10 Gillingham Dr, Suite 213, Brampton


Wednesday January 29

Stratford and Area Concerned Citizens Group Monthly Meeting

5 pm, For more information: please contact Treena Hollingworth at 647-537-4357


Durham Health Coalition Regular Monthly Meeting 

7 pm, Unifor Hall, 1425 Phillip Murray Ave., Oshawa



Thursday February 6

Save Our Welland Hospital Meeting

6:30 pm, Welland City Hall, 60 E Main St, Welland,


Monday February 10

Kitchener-Waterloo Region Health Coalition Regular Monthly Meeting

7 pm, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Heather Room, 54 Queen St N, Kitchener


Wednesday February 12

Kingston Health Coalition Regular Monthly Meeting

5 pm, For more information: call Matthew at 613-542-5834


Thunder Bay Health Coalition Regular Monthly Meeting

6:30 pm, OPSEU Hall, 326 Memorial Ave., Thunder Bay


Thursday February 13

Kawartha Lakes Health Coalition Regular Monthly Meeting

6 pm, Lindsay Public Library, 190 Kent St W, Lindsay