Media Advisory: Public meeting on Long Term Care tonight

CALGARY – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is spearheading a national campaign to raise awareness about the state of residential long-term care across Canada, with stops across the country.

As part of the campaign, CUPE is hosting a public event in Calgary tonight at the Radisson Hotel, 2120 -16 Ave NE. 

Guest speaker Dr. Pat Armstrong is a Sociology Professor at York University.  She has co-authored a large number of articles and books on health policy, with considerable focus on long-term care.  Armstrong’s research has shown chronic understaffing in Canadian long-term care facilities, resulting in work environments that are often unhealthy and unsafe for staff and seniors. 

CUPE Researcher Bonnie Ferguson will also discuss new research on Canadian residential long-term care. 

A new report, entitled Residential Long-Term Care in Canada: Our Vision for Better Seniors’ Care finds a long-term care system in crisis. Severe underfunding and privatization have created serious access and quality problems. The result is clear – our elders are not getting the care they need and deserve.   

WHAT: A public event to discuss residential long-term care in Canada 

WHO:   Dr. Pat Armstrong, Professor, York University
             Bonnie Ferguson, CUPE Researcher 

WHEN:  7:00 pm, January 25th

WHERE:  Radisson Hotel, 2120 16 Ave NW 

Contact: Lou Arab

To read more about the campaign and CUPE’s research on long-term care, visit:


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