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Health for All Welcomes Liberal Government Plan to Reinstate Refugee Health Care

Published on November 8, 2015 under Media Release
Health for All Welcomes Liberal Government Plan to Reinstate Refugee Health Care
Toronto, November 8, 2015 – Health for All applauds the new federal government’s pledge to fully restore the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) in response to years of public pressure. We look forward to a quick reinstatement of the original program, and hope it is a first step towards providing health coverage for everyone who is uninsured in Canada. Drastic…
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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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Court Upholds Ruling to Reinstate Refugee Health Care

Published on November 2, 2014 under Media Release
Court Upholds Ruling to Reinstate Refugee Health Care
Toronto, November 2nd, 2014 - Health for All welcomes the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold a ruling from earlier this summer demanding that the Conservative government reverse its “cruel and unusual” cuts to refugee health care. On October 31st, Judge Wyman Webb rejected the government’s request to delay reinstating the Interim Federal Health Program, leaving Ottawa until November 4th to restore access to…
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Ontario’s Announcement to Fill the Refugee Health Gap a Win for Migrant Communities

Published on December 10, 2013 under Media Release
Ontario’s Announcement to Fill the Refugee Health Gap a Win for Migrant Communities
Toronto, December 10, 2013 – Health for All welcomes yesterday’s announcement that Ontario will join Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, and Quebec in filling the gap left by federal cuts to refugee health care and send the federal government the bill. In January 2013, Health for All launched the #FilltheIFHGap campaign, delivering a petition with over 1000 signatures of healthcare…
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Landmark Decision: Toronto Board of Health demands healthcare for all, irrespective of immigration status

Published on September 17, 2013 under Media Release
Landmark Decision: Toronto Board of Health demands healthcare for all, irrespective of immigration status
TORONTO, April 30 2013 Today, in a landmark decision, the Toronto Board of Health joined a growing number of community organizations declaring its opposition to the denial of health services based on immigration status. In accepting a report from the Medical Office of Health, the Board calls on the Ontario government to expand funding to community health centres, end the…
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Health for All Toronto lauds City of Toronto Sanctuary City policy

Published on February 22, 2013 under Media Release
Health for All Toronto lauds City of Toronto Sanctuary City policy
TORONTO, February 22 2013 Members of Health for All Toronto are applauding the City of Toronto’s passage of a Sanctuary City motion, saying that it could vastly improve access to health services in the city. “Undocumented people in Toronto avoid city services because of fear of debt, denial of service, detention and deportation,” said Brendan Bailey, a nursing student and…
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Healthcare workers demand Ontario government fill gap left by federal refugee health cuts

Published on January 23, 2013 under Media Release
Healthcare workers demand Ontario government fill gap left by federal refugee health cuts
TORONTO, January 23 2013 On the eve of the Liberal Leadership Convention, healthcare workers and community members are demanding the Ontario government step up to fill the gap left by federal cuts to refugee healthcare. At 12:00 PM, in front of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (900 Bay Street), healthcare workers will deliver a petition of over…
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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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Media Release: Healthcare workers demand Ontario government fill gap left by federal refugee health cuts

Published on January 23, 2013 under Media Release
Media Release: Healthcare workers demand Ontario government fill gap left by federal refugee health cuts
Toronto, January 23, 2013 – On the eve of the Liberal Leadership Convention, healthcare workers and community members are demanding the Ontario government step up to fill the gap left by federal cuts to refugee healthcare. At 12:00 PM, in front of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (900 Bay Street), healthcare workers will deliver a petition of…
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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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