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Solidarity with Ivonne Hernandez!

Published on February 1, 2014 under Uncategorized
Solidarity with Ivonne Hernandez!
> Former Health for All event speaker and non-status survivor of conjugal violence has lost custody of her son, was arrested and detained in pre-planned ambush by border agents, and is still facing deportation -> Read more below about what you can do, including writing letters to the Canadian Ministers of Immigration and Public Security, and the Quebec Minister of Immigration…
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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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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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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 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 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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Ontario must fill the gap left by cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program, say health-care providers

Published on January 23, 2013 under Health for All in the News
Ontario must fill the gap left by cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program, say health-care providers
Health for All Protest covered in Rabble.  Health-care workers and other service providers rallied Wednesday morning outside the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Toronto to demand that the Ontario government step up to fill the gap left by federal cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program. The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) provides temporary health-care coverage to eligible…
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Refugee Health: Health care workers and students freeze outside waiting for Matthews

Published on January 23, 2013 under Health for All in the News
Refugee Health: Health care workers and students freeze outside waiting for Matthews
Piece in OPSEU's Diablogue about Health for All's Fill the IFH Gap Rally: There were hard lessons learned today about how democracy is practiced in this province. About 60-70 protesters, most young health care workers and students, spent more than an hour and a half today outside the downtown Toronto offices of the Ministry of Health. They waited in the bitter cold,…
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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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