A Boost for Care = Better Care, Better Economy: Discussion

April 7, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Issues to Advocacy invites members to a discussion, inspired by Dr. Pat Armstrong

 We will brainstorm ideas for advocacy actions to promote increased funds for staffing in LTC home and child centres.     For information and a Zoom link contact Mary Smith

“The Care Economy is the foundation of the Essential Economy” (Armine Yalnizyan, 2021)

A Boo$t for Care = Better Care, a Better Economy

We were inspired by our March speaker, Dr. Pat Armstrong. Her mission is sharing evidence-informed knowledge and advocating for promising practices to address social injustices. She stressed – “The Importance of universal public funded, accessible health services has never been clearer”.  She discussed innovative, European, resident-centred models of residential care for seniors and more home care for seniors.

Regarding the “Care Economy”, Pat noted “Childcare and eldercare have a great deal in common, low public investment.” She continued “The conditions of work are the conditions of care”. Historically, both care systems have been underfunded resulting in very poor remuneration for workers and their contribution, with the young and elders being undervalued.        Resources below:


  1. The right to care, which is also homecare:  thecareeconomy.ca/Charlottetown Declaration pdf
  2. Quick Link to four publications:  apps01.yorku.ca/publications
  3. Ontario Childcare advocates celebrate:   businesswire.com/Ontario-Child-Care-Advocates-Celebrate


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