Ottawa, ON – April 8, 2022 – Budget 2022 offers no new funding to support the long-term care sector in Canada, despite real and urgent challenges, and the significant $9 billion commitment the Federal Government made to long-term care in their election platform last year.
The draft national standards released earlier this year represent a promising vision for the long-term care sector that we can all support. Without significant and immediate investments from all levels of government, this sustainable shared vision for long-term care in Canada will not be realized.
The Budget also lacks a meaningful plan to address the staffing shortages in the health and long-term care systems. The health human resources shortage is an emergency issue and immediate action needs to be taken to ensure Canadians have the care they need.
CALTC is calling on all levels of government to come together to address the challenges faced by the long-term care sector, and to deliver on the vision of quality care for all.