Ontarians send strong message to Ontario’s next government: Expand access to CHCs and AHACs!
When Ontario’s next government takes power later this month, thousands of people across the province will be anticipating swift action on their calls for increased access to Community Health Centres (CHCs) and Aboriginal Health Access Centres (AHACs).
As of October 4th, 10,678 Ontario residents have now added their names to this urgent appeal for improved health care. The pre-election calls have been issued via an online petition, a province-wide postcard campaign, as well as local advocacy efforts in communities advocating for the creation of new CHCs to serve their needs. Specifically the call has been for at least 250,000 more Ontarians to have access to CHC and AHAC services by 2015. Many local candidates have said they support the move.
Expanding access to CHCs and AHACs will help improve the overall health of Ontarians. It will also increase the cost-effectiveness and sustainability of our health system for all Ontarians, now and in future generations.
It’s important for Ontario residents to continue making our voices heard, and our call to action clear. If you haven’t already done so, add your name to the online petition today!
Before you vote, see what each political party has said so far about their commitment to increasing access to CHCs and AHACs to improve health and health care for Ontarians. Click here.
Learn more about some of the communities across Ontario that are rallying at a local level to bring a new health centre to their community.
Find out what opinion leaders are saying about the benefits of expanded access to Community Health Centres.
Learn how Ontario’s Community Health Centres can address the province’s great health divide.