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New Video: Explaining the Medically Uninsured in Canada

Published on April 7, 2015 under Past Events & Actions

Check out this excellent new video explaining the situation of Canada's 500,000 uninsured migrants, and the recent cuts to the refugee health program. It's time for YOU to take action! Please share widely. Acknowledgements: Video produced by Uju Madu, Nicole Young, Luxan Sarvanan, Mariam Chevrier, Grace Hill and Michela Lombardi as part of a 2nd year course - UNI211: Health Care…
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Media Coverage of Open Letter to Joe Oliver re: Budget Bill

Published on November 22, 2014 under Health for All in the News
Media Coverage of Open Letter to Joe Oliver re: Budget Bill
Health for All, along with 160 organizations, signed an open letter to Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance, condemning the Budget Bill which includes provisions that will allow provinces to deny social assistance to refugee claimants, and potentially some groups of immigrants and nonstatus people. We oppose such a measure and deem this cruel and unusual. The media coverage of this…
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Community Organizations Deliver Open Letter to Joe Oliver to Oppose Provisions in Budget Bill

Published on November 18, 2014 under Media Release
Community Organizations Deliver Open Letter to Joe Oliver to  Oppose Provisions in Budget Bill
Toronto, November 18th, 2014 – Health for All joins 160 organizations in signing an open letter to Joe Oliver in opposition to provisions in Budget Bill C-43 that would allow provinces to restrict access to social assistance for refugee claimants and others who lack permanent residency status. Signatories to the open letter include health professional organizations, community health centres, community legal clinics, refugee shelters, student groups,…
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Denying Refugee Claimants Social Assistance Rolled into Budget Bill

Published on November 3, 2014 under Past Events & Actions
Denying Refugee Claimants Social Assistance Rolled into Budget Bill
Health for All, along with the Income Security Advocacy Centre and other partners have been working to build a grassroots movement against Bill C-585, a private member's bill which sought to deny refugee claimants social assistance. Due to the mobilization and pressure on MP Corneliu Chisu who brought forth the original bill, the Conservative government has now included this provision…
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Health for All holds second sucessful full-day workshop for frontline workers

Published on October 15, 2013 under Past Events & Actions
Health for All holds second sucessful full-day workshop for frontline workers
  On Wednesday, October 9th, Health for All was joined by forty frontline workers from Toronto Public Health, community health centres, settlement workers, youth outreach workers, nurses, social workers and more. Together, we explored Canada's history of colonization/immigration, our own migration histories, an understanding of the broader immigration system, the ways in which people become uninsured and how to help,…
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Health for All Hosts Full-Day Workshop for Frontline Workers

Published on May 3, 2013 under Past Events & Actions
Health for All Hosts Full-Day Workshop for Frontline Workers
On May 3, 2013, Health for All held its first full-day workshop for frontline workers on Migration and Health, looking at the intersection of the immigration system, politics and health within the context of a history of oppression in Canada. We had approximately 40 attendees that made up frontline workers from community health centres, settlement services, municipal social services and…
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Health workers and concerned community members take on the Ministry of Health

Published on January 23, 2013 under Media Release
Health workers and concerned community members take on the Ministry of Health
Check out a video from the action today: http://youtu.be/qIX9bTna_Qg Check out photos here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.400899969996877.98271.11094233... Dear supporters and allies, We are energized today as, in spite of sub-zero temperatures, 60 frontline workers and community members joined Health for All outside the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as we demanded that the Ontario government step up to fill the gap left by federal…
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Join Health for All and put pressure on Ontario to #FillTheIFHGap

Published on January 2, 2013 under Media Release
Join Health for All and put pressure on Ontario to #FillTheIFHGap
Dear health providers, social service providers and community members in Ontario: In response to drastic cuts to the Interim Federal Health (IFH) program in Canada, 2012 was marked by historic mobilizations where health care workers and allies took to the streets, occupied Conservative MP offices, rallied outside Citizenship and Immigration Offices, launched a Non-Cooperation Campaign in response to drastic cuts…
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