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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(@sendparamedics)

A Culture of Health

INVEST IN PARAMEDICS & AMBULANCE SYSTEM

Why not adjust budgets to better address the needs of emergency services? Lack of ambulance coverage is occurring all over the province. Wait times are increasing and response times are being affected. We need more ambulances on the road and funding for community paramedicine programs to help alleviate the strain on hospitals. Ambulance Paramedics are fundamental to saving lives. The government’s stated goal is to “improve... more »

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(@dann613)

Affordable Cost of Living

Show HST on Grocery Shelves

Currently, the government does not charge the HST on basic groceries - meat, dairy, fruits, and vegetables - but does on things like snack foods and prepared foods that are not necessarily as healthy for you. The reason for this is to encourage healthier diet choices. My suggestion is that the HST for all food products at grocery or similar stores should be included in the price, rather than just applied at the cash... more »

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(@sendparamedics)

A Culture of Health

Make Organ Donation Universal with opt-out system

Right now, people in Canada have to register as organ donors to be recognized as a donor. Ontario should move to an opt-out system. The evidence is clear - people are patiently waiting for organs and tissues which could significantly improve lives but many are let down by our current system. There is correlation between countries having a donor opt-out system and having a higher number of organ donations. In "opt-out"... more »

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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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(@gowingjoe)

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.

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(@sendparamedics)

Lifelong Learning

CPR & AED Training in Schools

CPR training should be mandatory and AED's should be readily available and required in all schools. In the case of cardiac arrest, every second counts. It's fatal if no quick actions are taken within minutes. There's power in community—bystanders need to be ready to help save lives. Everyone should be trained to give effective chest compressions and know how to use an AED. About 60 per cent of cardiac arrests happen... more »

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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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357 votes
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Inclusive Growth

Climate Change Forum

I think People of Ontario will be benefit a lot if the Province hosted a forum where scientists, economists, and other specialists could have a dialogue where everyone learns more about the facts, the science, the solutions, and the best approaches that we should adopt.

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(@davemcgruer)

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 »

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A Culture of Health

More funding for special education.

With teachers being physically hurt and classmates having to endure violent outbursts the time has come to either review the old funding model or maybe remove the repeat offenders if there is not resources available to help them.

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