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A Culture of Health

Funding for Mental Health

Mental health services are chronically underfunded - many people with mental health care needs are NOT able to access services unless they can afford to pay high fees in the private sector. Early recognition, access to treatment, and supports for people before their concerns become crises (or mental health concerns escalate) are necessary to support a healthy Ontario.

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561 votes
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A Culture of Health

Free dental cleaning for Seniors

Offer one free dental cleaning for seniors. Dental care is often sacrficed by seniors on fixed income. They no longer have dental coverage after leaving the workplace upon retirement. One small step towards fairness and help for our seniors.

Submitted by (@ferdfromdurham)

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538 votes
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A Culture of Health

Cover cost of hearing aids

Hearing Aid cost are in the thousands of dollars and its considered a disability. I am only 34 years old and have genetic hearing loss. I am the manager of a long term care facility and I'm well educated but i cant afford new hearing aids and i know hundreds just like me. Soon it will prevent me from working and instead of being a contributing citizen that i can be, ill be living on disability money which i dont want. ...more »

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424 votes
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Lifelong Learning

Financial literacy and functionality as a requirement for high school graduates

Almost all of our high school graduates are functionally illiterate when it comes to finances. They do not know basic economics, are unaware of the causes of the industrial revolution and the incredible advances it brought, do not know the principles of wealth creation, cannot explain anything about our tax system, have no understanding of investments or insurance, could not explain anything about pension plans, employment ...more »

Submitted by (@davemcgruer)

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407 votes
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A Culture of Health

Increase Nurse to patient ratios

Increased NURSE TO PATIENT RATIO FROM 5:1 to 3:1 while returning the 100 residency doctor spots cut this year. My Grandfather DR Alan Brown ran Sick Kids for 40 years cutting the infant mortality rate in half by insisting the Premier pasteurized milk BUT also insisted that patients received care SAFE ratios mean patients leave without complications, with minimal pain and alive His Doctors provided the procedures , however ...more »

Submitted by (@timagkelley)

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398 votes
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A Culture of Health

Seniors Healthcare Strategy

The Government of Ontario should develop a comprehensive action plan in consultation with patients, practitioners, hospital administrators, policy makers and advisory groups like Health Quality Ontario to realistically address our aging population's healthcare needs.

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347 votes
363 up votes
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Lifelong Learning

Expand access to free, open textbooks for Ontario students

While the OSAP free tuition policies have been a tremendous step in reducing financial barriers for post-secondary students, textbooks continue to present a significant cost for many students. Ontario made a great first step in supporting eCampus Ontario's Open Textbook Library (https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/) that provides over 200 free, shareable, online textbooks for PSE students and faculty to use. But ...more »

Submitted by (@learningguys)

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335 votes
399 up votes
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Strong Sustainable Communities

Charge Nestle and Bottle Water Distributers More

Water rates need to be updated for bottled water companies. Right now, companies like Nestlé pay just $2.25 to take a million litres of groundwater -- and they're allowed to withdraw unlimited amounts of precious water to sell at a huge profit. The cruel irony is that the current water legislation is fairly appropriate when it comes to individuals' water use -- but corporations, once again, get off with paying virtually ...more »

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322 votes
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Strong Sustainable Communities

Transit

Connecting all of Ontario with high speed rail system. Make it easier to get from city to city. This will get people out of their cars and alleviate traffic on our highways.

Cities should also be connecting their own transit systems to make travel easier to get from city to city and to our rural communities.

Submitted by (@gowingjoe)

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305 votes
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