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The Canadian Government recommends that essential support person(s) be included in 'essential visitor' policies. Ontario has not updated their recommendation around essential visitors since this updated guidance document was sent to all provinces and territories.
People and their families in Ontario still have to advocate at the local level on an individual basis to ensure that they have the supports necessary to access care. Granting this access to supports is at the discretion of the person in charge. It shouldn't have to be this way.
B.C. just updated their visitor policy to include essential support people. Ontario must do the same NOW!
Help get this policy changed in Ontario--it's easy just click the link below, read the open letter, sign on, then forward this email to all your family, friends, colleagues and networks.
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Equitable Access to Care Now! | Family Alliance Ontario