Since its inception, CALTC has played an important role in serving as the national voice for the long-term care sector. In this capacity, CALTC advances dialogue about the needs of the sector at the federal level and provides recommendations for how the federal government can support a high-quality, accessible long-term care system for Canadians across the country. Canada’s health care system is in a period of transition – and CALTC’s perspective is needed now more than ever.
CALTC is proud to work closely with our members, sectoral partners, and health system leaders to facilitate connection and foster collaboration on matters facing the long-term care sector. We do this through advancing actionable, evidence-backed recommendations about national issues facing the sector and facilitating meaningful dialogues and purposeful partnerships with those who share our vision for change.
The COVID-19 pandemic illuminated the critical role that the long-term care sector plays in the health and sustainability of Canada’s health care system. During this time, CALTC has been increasingly called upon to lend its perspective and participate in dialogues to shape Canada’s health system transformation in areas where long-term care has been critically impacted – such as health human resources and pandemic preparedness.
The COVID-19 pandemic has critically impacted Canada’s long-term care sector, illuminating both the challenges in meeting the growing demand for long-term care across Canada, and the need for greater investment in the long-term care sector. For CALTC, these impacts have led to a greater opportunity for CALTC’s leadership in giving voice to the critical needs of our sector specifically, and to shaping health system transformation efforts more broadly.