Political Advocacy - District 23

 

District 23 North York is actively involved in Political Advocacy at the local district level.

Long Term Care

Geriatric Health Care

What’s the issue?
Canada’s population is aging. In 2012, almost one in seven Canadians was a senior. Now the number is more than one in six. By 2030, that will jump to nearly one in four. Our health care system (and social systems) needs to re-think how to address the rising needs of this huge demographic. The health system, too, has tended to be oriented to deal with acute care, not for the chronic needs of seniors. The system has also been hospital-based, with less focus on home care and community-based care. More ...

Environmental Stewardship

What’s the issue?
Responsible use of resources, conservation, protecting our air, land and water — improving in all areas is critical to a sustainable future. Individuals, companies, industry groups and governments all have a part
to play in environmental stewardship. We need to maintain the viability of our ecosystems for ourselves, our children and grandchildren. More ...

Seniors Strategy

What’s the issue?
Seniors are Canada’s fastest growing demographic. Gaps in our healthcare and social policies are creating barriers — to seniors’ independence, and to their essential role in vibrant, healthy communities and economies. Tackling these issues independently won’t give us the results we need. A coordinated national seniors strategy, with dedicated funding and accountable goals, will ensure we meet the evolving needs of seniors. More ...